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Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their harsh interpretation of Islamic law. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of former teacher Antero Garcia. "I just wanted you to know," Alvarez tells him, "I always respected you. ... You looked at me and you paid attention." hide caption

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StoryCorps

Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

Roger Alvarez didn't make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher.

Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

Volunteers such as this woman in Veracruz, Mexico — who's with a group that calls itself "Las Patronas" — throw bags of food and water to migrants headed toward the U.S.-Mexico border. Courtesy of Deborah Bonello hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid rising levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.

Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, speaking before the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke last month, has unveiled a new plan aimed at tackling poverty in America. hide caption

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Politics

Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty. But progressives are skeptical.

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