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Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama

In this March 11, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks on his radio and television program called "In contact with Maduro" at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela. The telecommunications commission opened an investigation on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 into the series over an episode in which a character fingers Maduro and his socialist party as the buyer of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra, File)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama “Legends,” but it’s creating a furor in Venezuela.

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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 "ISIS" on the cartoon character's head cover is the outdated acronym of the group.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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