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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Terrorist Edition—THE EDGE Brought to You by Chevron

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: President Obama says Iraq needs help from the U.S. as still more Iraqi cities are overrun. Elite Iranian troops intervened to help Iraqi government forces. Pete Sessions joins Kevin McCarthy in the competition for Eric Cantor's empty seat. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be flown to the U.S. Friday morning. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will sign legislation that will likely force three of the state's five abortion clinics to close. Texas Gov. Rick Perry thinks being gay is like alcoholism.

 

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OBAMA: IRAQ NEEDS U.S. HELP. Obama said that Iraq needs American help to offset the advance of extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but did not specify what kind of help the U.S. would be willing to provide(AP). Iran has deployed elite forces to aid the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS in Tikrit, where ISIS gained ground this morning (Farnaz Fassihi, WSJ [paywall]). Iraqi Kurdish forces took over Kirkuk, an oil-rich city in northern Iraq (Al Jazeera). Iraq vets in Congress are watching helplessly (Clara Ritger, NJ).

PETE SESSIONS JOINS FIGHT FOR CANTOR'S JOB. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy starts with a big lead, but Sessions's large Texas delegation could make the race interesting (House and Alberta, NJ).

BERGDAHL WILL RETURN TO U.S. IN THE MORNING. The controversial former prisoner will stay at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio (Miklaszewski and Kube, NBC). He'll be returning to congressional outrage and newly published letters he wrote while in captivity (Dozier, The Daily Beast).

 

JINDAL PLANS TO SIGN ABORTION RESTRICTIONS IN LOUISIANA. The two new bills will likely force three of the state's five abortion clinics to close (Lane, Times-Picayune).

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Obama travels to Bismarck, N.D., to visit the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. He will announce the administration's next steps in jobs, education, and self-determination in Indian Country. It is Obama's first trip to Indian Country as president. Arlington Cemetery celebrates its 150th year.

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RICK PERRY:BEING GAY IS LIKE ALCOHOLISM. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way" (Baker, SF Chronicle).

LET'S PLAY WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, TERRORIST EDITION! ISIS stole more than $425 million from a Mosul bank on Wednesday, making it the "world's richest terrorist group" (Terrence McCoy, WaPo).

 

DON'T EXPECT A GREAT FIRST WORLD CUP GAME. Brazil plays Croatia in the most unevenly matched opening game in World Cup history (Bialik and McCann, 538). They play in Sao Paolo's Itaquerão stadium, whose roof won't be finished until after the World Cup is over, leaving tens of thousands in temporary bleachers at the mercy of the elements (Tony Manfred, Business Insider).

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AMERICANS ARE MORE PARTISAN THAN EVER. Attitudes are more entrenched in politics and in personal life. Conservatives want big houses and a lot of space between them and their neighbors; liberals want smaller homes in walkable communities. Beautiful interactive graphics here (Pew Research).

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HERE'S WHERE ISIS IS IN CONTROL. From Mosul to Tikrit to Samarra, ISIS is making a beeline for the Iraqi capital (Almukhtar, Perkel, Tse, and Yourish; NYT).

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HERE'S WHERE AIR POLLUTION IS MOST DEADLY. Unsurprisingly, China has the most polluted air, but many countries in Asia and Europe are not that far behind. Scroll the timeline back to 2000 to remember the good old days when the sun shone and the skies were clear(er) (Hsu and Zomer, The Atlantic).

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