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Three female members of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and an Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighter stand near the front line in Makhmur, in northern Iraq, on Aug. 9. The Turkish and Iraqi Kurds have been fighting together against the Islamic State. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Facing The Islamic State Threat, Kurdish Fighters Unite

Kurdish groups have often quarreled among themselves, or at least kept their distance. But Kurds from Iraq and Turkey have been fighting side by side in northern Iraq against the Islamic State.

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An Ebola Strategy Brings Good News To One Liberian Town

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Facing The Islamic State Threat, Kurdish Fighters Unite

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Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

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Death by Triple Fiddle Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer with Sam Bush & Mike Marshall
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What Is It About Kendrick Lamar?

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How Will A Small Town In Arizona Manage An ICE Facility In Texas?

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Behold The Entrenched — And Reviled — Annual Review

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