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Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed talks to the men he commands to protect the Mosul dam, a critical piece of infrastructure that supplies water and electricity. The dam is now close to the front line with the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.

NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

The death of Eric Garner in police custody has sparked controversy in New York City — and it's now been ruled a homicide. On Thursday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (center) sat with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (left) and the Rev. Al Sharpton during a discussion on police-community relations. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.

Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

Amber Medel weighs her 3-week-old baby, Elijah, as lactation consultant Carol Chamblin takes note. Medel had problems breast-feeding, so Chamblin encouraged her to use a breast pump to get the milk flowing more easily. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey, which can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer.

No Forgiveness, But A Kind Of Cinematic Grace In 'Calvary'

Brendan Gleeson, as tough-minded Father James, faces a death threat from an angry parishioner in the darkly comic new Calvary. Reprisal Films hide caption

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Movie Reviews

No Forgiveness, But A Kind Of Cinematic Grace In 'Calvary'

Critic Bob Mondello says Calvary, a darkly comic new film about a tough old Irish priest threatened with murder by an angry parishioner, is "bleak and corrosively funny in about equal measure."

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