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Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To ContinuePresident Obama says U.S. airstrikes have broken a siege by Islamic militants of minority Yazidis on a mountaintop in northwestern Iraq and it's unlikely that more airdrops of humanitarian aid will be necessary.

‘They’re Talking To People’: Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

‘They’re Talking To People’: Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change TacticsFerguson, Mo., saw more protests last night – but instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas and armored vehicles, police walked with them, and posed for photos.

Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A StayA federal court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage to be recognized in Virginia, denying a motion to stay its own ruling against a ban on the unions. That means same-sex couples could apply for marriage licenses in Virginia next week, state officials say.

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire ExtensionSo far, a five-day extension to a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding, NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem.

Rain and wind put a damper on derby catches

Rain and wind put a damper on derby catchesParticipants of last weekend’s derby caught about 15,000 pounds of fish, half of what was caught last year.

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave MountainCiting the persecution of religious minorities in Iraq, France says it will deliver weapons to Kurds fighting the extremists of the Islamic State.

29 State Attorneys General Ask FDA To Strengthen E-Cig Regulations

29 State Attorneys General Ask FDA To Strengthen E-Cig RegulationsA group of 29 state attorneys general is asking the Food and Drug Administration to tighten their regulation of electronic cigarettes.

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings.

Dry Western U.S. May Not Get Help From El Niño, Forecasters Say

Dry Western U.S. May Not Get Help From El Niño, Forecasters SayThe chances that an El Niño weather pattern will bring much-needed rains to parched areas of the West have fallen from 80 percent to 65 percent, according to a new analysis by weather experts.

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four States

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four StatesThe cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee "pit states' rights and traditional, conservative values against what plaintiffs' attorneys say is a fundamental right to marry under the U.S. Constitution," The Associated Press writes.