Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said leading elements of the US force would begin moving to Iraq in the coming weeks, even if Congress has not yet acted on a $5.6 billion supplemental request to fund the expanded fight against the militants who overran northwestern Iraq earlier

Bakken Region Tribes Fight Back Against Human Trafficking
The Bakken oil boom is bringing man camps of strangers into the region’s small, isolated tribal communities, which are seeing rises in drug addiction, sexual assault and prostitution. These communities are uniting to protect their communities and help victims through healing.
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    HP Becomes First Tech Company To Eliminate Foreign Labor Recruiters
    The electronics maker’s new policies are aimed at protecting laborers along its supply chains from abuses like passport retention and excessive recruiter fees. Labor advocates are applauding the move, which they hope will send ripples throughout the industry.
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      Growing Movement Aims To End RE/MAX’s Role In Occupying The West Bank
      By marketing and renting residential property in the occupied West Bank, the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories says global real estate firm RE/MAX could be guilty of violating international law. The anti-war group CODEPINK agrees.
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        ANALYSIS: US Approaches Ebola With Militarism, Not Medical Intervention
        The U.S. and Cuba take wildly different approaches to many issues. On Ebola and African development, the U.S. brings militarism to the table, while par for its revolutionary course, Cuba promotes education and health care.
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          MintPress Exclusive: Interview With Prince Ali Seraj Of Afghanistan
          Prince Ali Seraj guides MintPress through Afghan history, explaining the players and forces that have shaped the mineral-rich Central Asian nation and thwarted its chances for a better future that is more in line its glorious past.
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            Murder, Torture And Political Prosecution By Extremist Buddhists Sparks Mass Exodus Of Myanmar's Rohingya
            Bouts of vicious violence, together with discriminatory government policies, have sent an estimated 100,000 Rohingya fleeing this Buddhist-majority nation by boat in the last two years, according to the Arakan Project, a human-rights group that monitors the Rohingya
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