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Iraqi policemen patrol Abu Ghraib, 25 miles west of Baghdad, in June. Islamic State militants have captured many cities and town in western Iraq this year. The government still controls Abu Ghraib, but the militants are nearby and local tribes are also restive. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.

Iraqi policemen patrol Abu Ghraib, 25 miles west of Baghdad, in June. Islamic State militants have captured many cities and town in western Iraq this year. The government still controls Abu Ghraib, but the militants are nearby and local tribes are also restive. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

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Dontey Carter (from left), Mel Moffitt, Lenard Smith, Ned Alexander and Allen Frazier are all members of the Lost Voices group, formed after Michael Brown's death in August. They say they want to ensure justice for Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals killed by police officers. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

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Marvin Eaton owns a farm in Belew's Creek, N.C., where he grows 200 acres of tobacco. He bought the farm from his grandfather and plans to pass it down to his son. Emily McCord/WFDD hide caption

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Tobacco Farmers Lose Longtime Safety Net

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu Hartwell gets a hair treatment at a "Curl Party" hosted by Carol's Daughter and theYBF.com in 2010. Paras Griffin/Landov hide caption

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

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Paul Wong (Harry Shum, Jr.) leads the Green Dragons, a young, Asian-American gang that trafficked Chinese immigrants into the U.S. with help from the so-called "Snakehead Mama" (Eugenia Yuan). Courtesy of A24 Films hide caption

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A Tale Of Asian Gangs Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

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James Brown On Film: An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'

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Darius Clark Monroe, 33, and David Ned, 63, met while Monroe was working on a documentary about a robbery he committed in his teens. The film, Evolution of a Criminal, will air on PBS in January. StoryCorps hide caption

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Honor Student Turned Bank Robber Returns For Forgiveness

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Rep. John Barrow speaks at First African Baptist Church in Dublin, Ga. Barrow needs African-Americans to turn out on Election Day, but they're not enough to put him over the top. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

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The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells of rotten eggs, drunk people and horses. ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM hide caption

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

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