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Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

In this image made from an undated cartoon broadcast on state-run al-Iraqiya TV in Iraq, a cartoon character portrayed as a member or a supporter of the Islamic State group sings a song. Television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticize the group and its claim of representing Islam. And while not directly confronting their battlefield gains, the shows challenge the legitimacy of the Islamic group and chips away at the fear some have that they are unstoppable. The Arabic writing on the flag reads, "One Arab nation," top, and "Having an eternal message." "ISIS" on the cartoon character's head cover is the outdated acronym of the group. (AP Photo/al-Iraqiya)

BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he’s fired it backward at his leader.

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SD sports journalist pens book on 1969 Vikings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls sports journalist has authored a book on the first Minnesota Vikings team to go to the Super Bowl, which happened in the last year of the old National Football League before pro football’s biggest merger.

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Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

In this Tuesday, May 28, 2013, file photo, Chelsea Clinton, from the Clinton Foundation, speaks during an interview at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News. Clinton has been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. The network announced her exit on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was initially hired to do stories for Brian Williams' "Rock Center" newsmagazine, but that program was canceled. Her work occasionally appeared on NBC's "Nightly News." (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.

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USC backup quits, coach refutes racism accusation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social media.

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Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort

In this Sept. 28, 2013 photo provided by WNET, Wes Moore, right, hosts "American Graduate Day 2014," at Tisch Studio in Lincoln Center, in New York.  The show airs on public media Sept. 27, 2014 to celebrate individuals and groups helping young people achieve college and career success. Moore, the bestselling author of "The Other Wes Moore," and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, is a longtime education advocate, and founder of BridgeEdU - an innovative college completion platform that reinvents the freshman year. (AP Photo/WNET, Joseph Sinnott)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates.

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