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An Iraqi child, whose family fled from Islamic State violence in the northern city of Mosul, stands outside a tent that serves as a school in the southern city of Najaf on Sunday. Some 2 million Iraqis have been driven from their homes by fighting this year.

Alaa Al-Marjani /Reuters/Landov

Amid violence, Iraq fractures again along religious lines

Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Rain, snow on menu for eastern Thanksgiving travelers

The National Weather Service said major Northeast cities will likely see moderate to heavy rain most of Wednesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens during a Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday. His Cabinet approved a draft law that defines the country as "the nation-state of the Jewish people."

Israeli Cabinet OKs controversial nationality measure

The bill defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

Iran nuclear talks extended several months

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension.

Marine Corps finds it tough to shut down sexist Facebook groups

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

Tunisians hold landmark presidential election

Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.

As gay marriages rise, so does the case for same-sex divorce

Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.

Women sweat the test to show marines they're combat-ready

The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

Families feel sidelined as US reviews hostage policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

In response to attacks, Israel takes down Palestinian homes

After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it collective punishment.

Rumors of Boko Haram attack send Nigerian refugees fleeing

Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

FBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson

The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest.

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

A two-year investigation has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

CIA wants to delete old email; critics say 'not so fast'

The CIA plan calls for deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agency. But opponents say this would erase too many important documents.

Swedish appeals court upholds detention order for Julian Assange

Prosecutors want to question the Wikileaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.

Me, myself and the loo: A woman's future can rest on a toilet

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health and education of girls and women.