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Earlier this week, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Chicago's credit rating to junk status. How did the city's finances reach this point?
The self-declared Islamic State claims to have seized Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with international correspondent Alice Fordham, who has reported extensively from Iraq and is following the situation from Beirut.
Following a letter from Human Rights Watch decrying the invasive and scientifically invalid procedure, Gen. Moeldoko said it is necessary to ensure that women are morally suited to join the military.
The Islamist extremist group says it has seized all of the city in Anbar province, but some Iraqi officials say parts of it are still under the control of government-backed militias.
In 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was designated as the 11th Panchen Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's second-highest spiritual leader. He was promptly detained by Chinese authorities and never heard from again.
At least 1,000 are still stranded offshore in rickety boats with little food or water. But so far, the governments of Southeast Asia have shown no willingness to let them come ashore.