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August 12th, 2014
07:46 PM ET

U.S. military weighs humanitarian options in Iraq

More than one hundred additional military advisers will be sent to Iraq, Pentagon sources confirm to CNN's Barbara Starr, as they consider new options for humanitarian relief for the Yazidis trapped by ISIS.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Iraq • Military
August 12th, 2014
07:35 PM ET

ISIS leader: "See you guys in New York"

While U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have damaged the ruthless terrorist group known as ISIS, there are fears it may also be elevating the status of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - and turning his attention towards Western targets. CNN's Brian Todd profiles the mysterious figure, aiming to inherit the mantle of Osama bin Laden.

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Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • National security • Terror
August 12th, 2014
07:23 PM ET

U.S. to expand military role in Iraq, again

As the U.S prepares to send more advisers to Iraq, there are new concerns that the U.S. is entering the murky waters of "mission creep." CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the growing number of U.S. troops on the ground in the war-torn country.


Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • Jim Sciutto • National security
August 12th, 2014
07:13 PM ET

Robin Williams on heaven, comedy and the mind

Robin Williams was a guest on the legendary show "Inside the Actor's Studio," where he displayed his comedic genius and his poignant poetic side. Wolf Blitzer talks to the host of the program, James Lipton.

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Filed under: Hollywood • Interviews