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President Obama's plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic state poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress. Saul Loeb/AP hide caption

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary

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A car bomb exploded on Saadoun street in Baghdad on Thursday, killing seven people in a mainly Shia area of Iraq's capital, Voice of America reported. Though violence in the city hasn't reached the levels of 2006, residents worry sectarian conflicts may rise again. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Fears Of Sectarian Violence Grow In Baghdad

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An aid worker takes a break on a big pile of food, which was brought to the small eastern Ukrainian city of Starobilsk by a humanitarian convoy. Anatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

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Israelis in Tel Aviv take part in a protest against the military operation in the Gaza Strip on July 26. Israel's permissive approach to free speech has long fostered protests like these, but some Israelis now say that dissenters are traitors. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images hide caption

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War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

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Smoke rises from buildings in May after shelling on the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which is currently held by anti-government fighters. Rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs. Sadam el-Mehmedy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

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