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world lead

August 11th, 2014
05:49 PM ET

The heartbreaking task of rescuing desperate Iraqi refugees

(CNN) – The Iraqi air force and fighters with the Kurdish peshmerga carried out a dramatic rescue mission Monday at Mount Sinjar, taking supplies to desperate Yazidis and bringing some on board the helicopter to make it safely out.

A CNN crew was on the flight that took diapers, milk, water and food to the site where thousands of people have been driven by ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State.

One of the most heartbreaking moments in such rescue missions is having to leave people behind, says CNN military analyst Lt. General Mark Hertling (Ret.).
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August 11th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Man arrested after overseas trip, accused of sympathizing with ISIS

(CNN) - U.S. authorities arrested an American man returning from overseas who they say is a sympathizer of the terrorist group ISIS.

Donald Ray Morgan was arrested on August 2 on arrival at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport from Frankfurt, Germany, according to federal court documents.

A federal grand jury in North Carolina charged him with illegal weapons possession, and prosecutors say he was involved in weapons trafficking in violation of his probation for a previous felony conviction, the court documents show.

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August 11th, 2014
05:35 PM ET

Fatal police shooting in Missouri sparks investigation, protests

(CNN) - Protests in Missouri around the death of an unarmed teen turned violent late Sunday.

A gas station was looted, and police called for additional units to back up officers already on the street, said Brian Schellman, spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department.

Video from the scene showed police in riot gear. No injuries were immediately reported.

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