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Expanding U.S. role in Iraq strains awkward alliance with Iran

The expanding U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq relies in part on an uneasy, arms-length partnership with Shiite militias backed by Iran — organizations that were once relentlessly effective killers of U.S. troops.<p>Now, as the campaign enters its second year, there are …

After Cecil, some air freight carriers still accept animal trophies

In the wave of public outrage over the killing of a Zimbabwe lion by an American trophy hunter, Delta and American airlines both announced recently that they would no longer transport animal trophies.<p>The carriers added their names to the list of airlines and air freight companies banning the …

Six suspected tiger poachers killed during raid in Bangladesh

A gunfight broke out during a raid on a gang of suspected Bengal tiger poachers Sunday, and police said they killed six men believed to be trafficking in illegal skins.<p>Police in the southwestern Bangladeshi city of Koyra Upazila said the suspected poachers were killed in the nearby Sunderbans …

On the FRONTLINE with Flipboard

Since its launch in 1983, PBS’s long-form primetime series FRONTLINE has provided deep coverage and impactful reports on the toughest subjects facing our world. With a self-described commitment to “credible, thoughtful reporting combined with powerful narrative,” FRONTLINE has tackled Ebola, school …

The Week in Review: Letterman Signs Off

After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts, comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman signed off for the final time Wednesday in a celebrity-packed hour befitting a legend. Stars like Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey and the Foo Fighters appeared on stage, capping off weeks of …

5 Topics For…Comic-Con

Comic-Con, the biggest comics and fantasy event of the year, officially kicks off Thursday. Thousands of comics creators, science fiction authors, film and television directors, producers, writers and more are expected in San Diego for the 46th anniversary of the four-day long event. Batman v. …

The Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 8, 2015)

This week kicked off with Apple’s annual WWDC conference and ended with the ongoing search for two New York prison escapees and a defeating vote for President Barack Obama on trade. Follow these stories and more of our top picks from this week’s Daily Edition.<p>1. From power tools to helicopters: …