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Key Reads ISIS on Offensive in Iraqi City of Ramadi, Governor Says Yousuf Basil, Jason Hanna / CNN ISIS has launched a wide-scale attack on Iraqi security forces in Ramadi in an apparent attempt to take the rest of the key central Iraqi city, a provincial governor...

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Key Reads  John Kerry Arrives in Russia for First Direct Talks with Putin in Two Years Felicia Schwartz / The Wall Street Journal U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Russia on Tuesday in the first top-level U.S. visit to the country in two years, hoping to carve...

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Key Reads  Gulf Nation Leaders Seek Security Commitments from Obama Deb Riechmann / The Associated Press Leaders of Gulf nations unnerved by Washington’s nuclear talks with Iran and Tehran’s meddling across the Mideast look to President Barack Obama to promise more...

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Key Reads N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Illegal, Appeals Court Rules Charlie Savage / The New York Times A federal appeals court in New York on Thursday ruled that the once-secret National Security Agency program that is systematically collecting Americans’ phone...