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1. KURDISH IRAQIS ADVANCE STRONGLY IN IS-HELD TOWN
    
Iraqi Kurdish militia fighters battling to take back Sinjar from Islamic State militants reach the town center, though officials caution it is too soon to declare victory in the strategic community.
    
2. THE MACABRE FASCINATION WITH  'JIHADI JOHN'
    
The Islamic State militant, targeted in a U.S. drone strike with fate unknown, horrified the world with his atrocities, but also served as a recruiting tool for those drawn to extremism.
    
3. SUU KYI'S PARTY SECURES HISTORIC MAJORITY IN MYANMAR
    
The victory makes it possible for them to form the Southeast Asian country's first truly civilian government in more than half-a-century.
    
4. MISSOURI ENLISTS FORMER PROTESTER TO LEAD UNIVERSITY
    
As an undergraduate in the 1960s, Mike Middleton was a founder of the Legion of Black Collegians, an activist student group instrumental in this week's resignation of the university's president.
    
5. TRUMP INCREASES HARSH RHETORIC
    
The billionaire real estate mogul equates rival Ben Carson's childhood "pathological temper" to the illness of a child molester, questions Carson's religious awakening and berates his supporters.
    
6. MIGRANT CRISIS WEIGHS ON MERKEL
    
The German chancellor's signature phrase - "We will manage it" - is wearing thin at home, bringing rare open criticism from her own conservative bloc.
 

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