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  1. U.S. carries out strike in Somalia



    U.S. carries out strike in Somalia

  2. Fear of retribution as ISIS siege ends


    BAGHDAD — A day after breaking through a siege by Islamic State militants on the Shiite town of Amirli, pro-government militias and Iraqi forces on Monday pushed their way into nearby villages they accuse of helping to enforce the months-long blockade.

    This photo provided by the Iraqi government shows outgoing prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, surrounded by residents and security forces after his arrival in Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Al-Maliki praised residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants who had besieged them for more than two months until security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke the siege a day earlier. [Associated Press]
  3. All fat is bad? Not so fast


    People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.

  4. Video: NASA captures beautiful solar flare


    NASA reported the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare on Aug. 24. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun.

  5. Watch for a new Everglades-themed quarter in November


    A new Florida quarter featuring the Everglades is scheduled to be released in November.