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Iraqi Kurdish singer Helly Luv sings in support of Kurdish fighters, called the peshmerga, who are battling the Islamic State. Her songs are popular among Kurds in northern Iraq, though some critics say her outfits and dancing are un-Islamic. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iraq, A Kurdish Warrior-Diva Sings Against ISIS, Despite Threats

She goes by the name Helly Luv and made her latest music video — a tribute to Kurdish fighters battling ISIS — as bullets flew in a front-line village. But not everyone is happy with her style.

The way E.L. Doctorow told it, the phrase "historical novel" is something of a misnomer when it comes to his writing. "I think really of myself as a national novelist; I am an American novelist writing about my country." Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Doctorow Wove Fact And Fiction To Imagine America As It Could Be

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The hard part of making an egg replacement product is coming up with a substitute for the protein in egg whites. Wilson Hui/Flickr hide caption

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Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

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Iraqi Kurdish singer Helly Luv sings in support of Kurdish fighters, called the peshmerga, who are battling the Islamic State. Her songs are popular among Kurds in northern Iraq, though some critics say her outfits and dancing are un-Islamic. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iraq, A Kurdish Warrior-Diva Sings Against ISIS, Despite Threats

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