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In this 2011 photo, American-born Islamist militant Omar Hammami, right, sits with al-Shabab deputy leader Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Mansur Robow during a press conference in Somalia. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia

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Women aren't permitted to travel unattended in the streets of Saudi Arabia, so Wadjda director Haifaa Al Mansour worked from inside a van, communicating with her crew via walkie-talkie. Tobias Kownatzki /Razor Film/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Obama's Passing Up Chances To Turn On The Charm

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