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IN JERUSALEM, A CRACKED SOCCER PITCH REFLECTS WIDER FISSURES

A Palestinian boy walks in an alley in Silwan, a Palestinian neighbourhood close to Jerusalem's Old CityIt is dry, gray and uneven, but to the boys of Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood clinging to a hill behind Jerusalem’s Old City, their pint-sized football pitch, with its cracked surface and simple goalposts, was a precious refuge.

HELMAND-BASED AFGHAN SOLDIERS LARGELY ABANDON COUNTERINSURGENCY PATROLS TAUGHT BY COALITION FORCES

CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan — But seven months after the last Marines and British troops left Helmand, the similarities between counterinsurgency operations then and the Afghans’ take on them today ended with that pep talk. The entire mission that day would quickly turn out to be a photo-op.

IRAQI ARMY FIGHTING TO KEEP ISLAMIC STATE OUT OF ROCKET RANGE OF CAPITAL

imageKARMAH, Iraq — A young Iraqi soldier had barely finished explaining that this now “secure” area had recently been a no-man’s land because of sniper fire when four shots cracked overhead, sending him and others into the dirt.

PHILLY LENDER SCOOPED UP DOZENS OF HOUSES USING FISHY TACTICS

112513_lender_600They all appear to have fallen prey to a unique lending hustle that enabled the company to amass a small empire of subpar housing in a completely legal Wild West of quick real-estate funds and even faster losses, leaving low-income renters with housing horror stories. ***COVER STORY, DN Exclusive***

STRUGGLING WITH HIS OWN DEMONS, MAN SAVES STRANGER WHO FELL ON SEPTA TRACK

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CHRISTOPHER Knaflec wasn’t even sure if he was a good person until a reporter asked him what it felt like to be a hero after he’d risked his life to pull a stranger off the SEPTA subway tracks Thursday. ***COVER STORY***

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