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Iraqi soldiers walk in Jurf al-Sakhr, south of the capital Baghdad, on Monday after Iraqi military forces retook the area from Islamic State militants. Iraqi forces, supported by U.S. airstrikes, have made limited gains in recent months, but critics are questioning whether the U.S. strategy is likely to succeed. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there have been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.

A cow walks near oil pump jacks in Santa Maria, Calif. Oil production has long been a part of Santa Barbara County, but a new ballot measure could effectively shut down all new drilling operations there. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

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Where Have You Gone? Lawrence Blatt
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EU's New Competition Chief Could Shake Up Google Antitrust Case

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Iraqi soldiers walk in Jurf al-Sakhr, south of the capital Baghdad, on Monday after Iraqi military forces retook the area from Islamic State militants. Iraqi forces, supported by U.S. airstrikes, have made limited gains in recent months, but critics are questioning whether the U.S. strategy is likely to succeed. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

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Who In Time Israel Nash Gripka
Rain Plans Israel Nash Gripka
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American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern speaks at a post-Sandy press conference on Staten Island, N.Y. But two pastors, who organized much of that area's relief efforts, say they did so without the aid of the Red Cross. Catherine Barde/American Red Cross via Flickr hide caption

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Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

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Speak to the Wild Thurston Moore
Silver>Blue Thurston Moore
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