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The Mother Mosque of America was built in 1934, making it the oldest standing mosque in the country. Now a historic landmark, these days it serves primarily as a cultural center and museum.
Iraqi families displaced from the areas of Hawija and Hamrin in northern Iraq traveled to Kirkuk governorate in search of safety on Aug. 31. Thousands continue to flee ISIS-held areas.
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On Friday, Terry Work stands outside a store that accepts food stamps in Bon Aqua, Tenn. Work's 27-year-old deaf son recently was denied disability payments, meaning he is considered able-bodied. Now he stands to lose his food stamps, even though he has trouble keeping a job because of his deafness, she says. Work requirements began kicking in this month for a million SNAP benefit recipients.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during the 2015 Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition presidential forum. He's made religion a central tenet of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
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Syrian pro-government forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings in the area of a revered Shiite shrine on the outskirts of Damascus, on Sunday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombings that killed at least 45 people.
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Republican presidential candidates, from left to right, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas participate in the sixth GOP debate on Jan. 14 in North Charleston, S.C.
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