US backers of Islamic State under scrutiny

Kurdish peshmerga fighters looked on as smoke billowed from a town about 175 miles north of Baghdad during clashes with the Islamic State earlier this month.

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The attention comes amid a new barrage of US airstrikes against the militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley.

Elizabeth Warren’s lawyer sent a letter.

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Warren distances self from 2016 movement

Senator Elizabeth Warren took one of her strongest actions yet to discourage supporters: sending a letter from her election attorney.

US backers of Islamic State under scrutiny

The attention comes amid a new barrage of US airstrikes against the militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley.

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