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1. IRAQI KURDS LAUNCH OFFENSIVE AGAINST IS MILITANTS
    
Peshmerga fighters, backed by the U.S.-led air campaign, are aiming to retake the town of Sinjar, which the Islamic State group overran last year, triggering the flight, massacre and enslavement of tens of thousands of Yazidis.
    
2. MISSOURI STUDENT ACCUSED OF THREATENING BLACKS
    
Hunter M. Park, a 19-year-old sophomore, is charged with making a terrorist threat after his arrest at a residence hall.
    
3. WHY PROTEST BY MISSOURI'S FOOTBALL TEAM MIGHT UPEND STATUS QUO
    
More and more, today's athletes are showing willingness to test the limits of their power by organizing efforts and smart use of social media.
    
4. CARSON PROFITS FROM TIES WITH CONVICTED FELON
    
The candidate maintained business ties with a close friend who pleaded guilty to defrauding insurance companies and testified on his behalf, The AP learns.
    
5. WHO SAYS SHE WILL BE "ABOVE THE PRESIDENT"
    
Some see Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's statement as her willingness to place herself above the law, while others say she's obeying the will of the people.
    
6. VOLUNTEERS OFFER MEDICAL CARE TO CALAIS MIGRANTS
    
One of them, Ali, a Baghdad native who runs three dental practices in Wales, made four 10-hour round trips in recent months to mount weekend clinics for camp residents.
 

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