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Baghdad digitizes national library in face of Islamic State threat

Aug 5, 2015

Baghdad digitizes national library in face of Islamic State threat

The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace. These are the original chronicles of Iraq’s rich ...

Aug 5, 2015

French Connection ring-linked defendant wants new drug case dropped

A Connecticut man linked by federal authorities to The French Connection heroin ring that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same name is fighting to have a new drug case against him dismissed, even though he’s pleaded guilty. Alfred Catino, 74, of Danbury, Connecticut, ...