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Aug 18, 2014 — The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.
Aug 18, 2014 — Writer Elliot Ackerman, former Marine officer and veteran of five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, explains what being a man means to him: It's protecting what you love.
Aug 16, 2014Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.
Aug 15, 2014 — Every year, police and sheriffs' departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.
Aug 11, 2014 — Brett McGurk is the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran. He joins Robert Siegel to explain U.S. policy on Iraq.
 

Region Rallies to Support NYC Disaster Relief

About 500 state troopers will be in New York City today to help in rescue effort and take part in the investigation. 67 officers from Troop B, based in Ray Brook, have been called to the city. Trooper Jim Butser says there's a sense of common bond with the officer, firefighters and emergency personnel caught up in the tragedy yesterday.

Blood drives have been set up in major cities where collections are more efficient. Vicky LaShomb, of the St. Lawrence County Red Cross, says half the local units trained volunteers were on their way to New York City yesterday.

St. Lawrence University student John Ainsley called his dad in New Jersey to check on his older brother who was at work in one of the World Trade Center towers yesterday morning. He says his brother survived.  Go to full article

Vigils and Prayer Services Held Throughout the Region

Around the North Country, people have been gathering to pray and to share words of comfort. Some are also speaking words of anger and rage. Brian Mann attended vigils and prayer services around the region.  Go to full article

Mohawk Manhattan Ironworkers Safe

Residents of Akwesasne received good news on ironworkers working near the World Trade Center when it was destroyed by terrorists yesterday. A union official says most of the 100 workers have reported in and are safe.  Go to full article

People: Karen Easter, Reachout Director, on Disaster Stress Management

Martha Foley speaks to Karen Easter from Reachout, the St. Lawrence County crisis intervention and referral service, about disaster mental health issues.  Go to full article

Prison Worker Caches Weapons, Explosives

A prison worker in Moira was arrested late last week when police seized a large number of guns, a pipe bomb, and several pounds of explosives from his home. Brian Mann...  Go to full article
Refugee children at Fort Ontario, 1944. Photo: National Archives.

Haven From the Holocaust

A one-hour documentary about the only refugee camp established during WW II on U.S. soil for people fleeing Nazi persecution. The camp was based at the old Fort Ontario site...  Go to full article

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