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In this undated photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. The Islamic State group is notorious for the atrocities it committed as it overran much of Syria and neighboring Iraq. But to its supporters, it is engaged in an ambitious project: building a new nation ruled by what radicals see as "God's law," made up of Muslims from around the world whose old nationalities have been erased to unite in the "caliphate." (Militant website via AP)

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National Edition News cover for May 26, 2015 - Israel keeps women from war’s front lines: An Israeli woman soldier prepares for a military training session near Jerusalem, Feb. 20, 2007. The past ten years have seen an important shift in the way the Israeli army views its female conscripts, allowing them out of the clerical or support jobs to which they were traditionally confined and making room for them on the battlefield. But the revolution has its critics. Many in the army say inserting women into combat units causes damage that Israel's military can little afford. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Tonya Smith visits the grave of her grandfather, Air Force veteran Tom Logsdon, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., Monday May 25, 2015. Americans observe Memorial Day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to downplay the effects of U.S. and European sanctions on his country's economy, asserting that Russia has managed to survive the economic assault from the West. (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators hold up a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on April 28. The issue of same-sex marriage, which worked to the GOP's political advantage a decade ago, has flipped, with a record 60 percent of Americans now supporting it, according to Gallup polling released Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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National Edition Opinion cover for May 26, 2015 - The 4 percent-plus solution (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)

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The image of the gun-toting Israeli female warrior is widely seen as the prototype of a gender-blind military. Reality is different. The Israeli Ynet news service last week reported that the Israel Defense Forces studied but rejected the suggestion of women in tanks. (Associated Press)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, march in a Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25, 2015 in Chappaqua, N.Y. Close to a thousand onlookers crowded the parade route in Chappaqua, the Clinton's hometown. (Joe Larese/ The Journal News via AP) NYC OUT, NO SALES, ONLINE OUT, TV OUT, NEWSDAY INTERNET OUT; MAGS OUT

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Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters following his victory over Democrat Travis Childers and Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara, at his victory party in Jackson, Miss., in this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo. In a statement released Monday, May 25, 2015, Cochran's office said he married longtime aide Kay Webber in a private ceremony on Saturday in Gulfport, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

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President Barack Obama listens as Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 25, 2015, during a Memorial Day ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, left, commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, with the aid of Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wipes his sweat during a rally at the birth place of Denndayal Upadhyay, one of the main ideologists of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a militant Hindu group, on the eve of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s first anniversary at Nagla Chandrabhan, India, Monday, May 25, 2015. Modi completes one year in office on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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In this Friday, March 27, 2015, file photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, sits in a religious ceremony at a mosque in the residence of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran. The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday, May 25, 2015. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, right, greets Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while attending a religious ceremony in a mosque at his residence in Tehran, Iran. The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)

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The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America has started its own parades. Last year, more than 700 IAVA members and their families marched in the Veterans Day Parade in New York. More events are planned to showcase the younger group of veterans. (Associated Press)

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Miss America Kira Kazantsev will appear in the National Memorial Day Parade in the nation's capital on Monday.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is locked in a fierce battle with Kentucky seatmate Rand Paul over extending the phone-snooping powers of the Patriot Act, which Mr. Paul opposes. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals' catcher Jose Lobaton, left, and relief pitcher Drew Storen celebrate following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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That one's called "Obama's Middle East Strategy." (Illustration by Dana Summers of the Tribune Media Services)