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In Fight Against ISIS, a Lose-Lose Scenario Poses Challenge for West:
Western powers are in a bind, analysts say, as ISIS is likely to continue pursuing attacks abroad in retaliation to the loss of territory in Iraq and Syria.


ISIS is in Afghanistan, But Who Are They Really?:
It appears ISIS-allied fighters are gaining a foothold in Afghanistan, but just how similar are they to the group's branches in Iraq and Syria?


“The Most Risky … Job Ever.” Reporting on “ISIS in Afghanistan”:
Najibullah Quraishi has covered the war in Afghanistan for more than a decade, but embedding with ISIS fighters who've recently emerged there "was the most risky and dangerous job ever I've done in my life," he says.


After Paris Attacks, CIA Head Reignites Surveillance Debate:
Just days after the attack in Paris, America’s top intelligence official suggested that recent leaks about classified surveillance programs were partially responsible.


WATCH: A Conversation With Teens in Training as ISIS Suicide Bombers:
As ISIS expands its reach into Afghanistan, it is training children and teenagers to become the next generation of jihadis.


What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?:
The Justice Department has intervened in troubled police departments for 20 years. Are reform efforts working?


Is It Too Late for Obama On Immigration Reform?:
Unless the Supreme Court acts fast, the window might be closed for President Obama on immigration reform.


Attorney General Orders FanDuel, DraftKings, Out of New York:
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a cease-and-desist order to the nation’s two largest daily fantasy sports companies, saying that the betting that takes place on their sites breaks New York's online gambling laws.


A Campaign of Disappearances in Syria Leaves Thousands Missing:
At least 65,116 individuals have been "forcibly disappeared" by the Syrian government, according to a new report by Amnesty International.


America, Iraq and the Legacy of Ahmad Chalabi:
Ahmad Chalabi helped lead the U.S. into war in Iraq, but if he ever had regrets about his role in the invasion, and the years of violence it unleashed, "he never voiced them to me," writes FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith.


Terror in Little Saigon:
From 1981 to 1990, five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed in what some suspected was a string of political assassinations. Why did the murders go unsolved?


Inside the Making of “Terror in Little Saigon”:
A.C. Thompson and Richard Rowley’s search for answers into the killings of five Vietnamese-American journalists took them from cities like Houston and San Francisco, to the jungles of Southeast Asia, to the corridors of power in Washington.


ISIS in Afghanistan: School of Jihad:
The emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan has introduced a new level of brutality to the conflict, beyond what has been practiced by the Taliban.


Coming in November on FRONTLINE:
This November, explore an unsolved string of murders from the past, and the dangerous new rise of ISIS in Afghanistan.


Inheritance:
The Lockerbie bombing left only fragments of David Dornstein's life behind, but their discovery gave his brother a new purpose -- to gather what went missing, preserve what was left, and work to make sense of it all. That story is told in this special interactive presentation.


17 Indicted in Bust of $32 Million Online Gambling Ring:
The online gambling ring allegedly used an offshore website to help book $32 million in illegal sports wagers placed by more than 2,000 bettors in the United States.


Pentagon Opens Probe Into Sexual Abuse by U.S. Allies in Afghanistan:
The Defense Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into whether U.S. troops were discouraged from reporting the rape and sexual abuse of children by their Afghan allies.


Syria: What’s In It For Putin?:
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syria is not just about supporting the Assad regime in Syria. It's about Russia's place in the world.


A Journey “Inside Assad’s Syria”:
By the time Martin Smith reached Syria this past summer, the war was already in its fifth year, but life in regime-controlled areas was still largely a mystery.


Inside the Assad Regime’s Surreal “Summer in Syria” Campaign:
The Assad government sought to promote regime-sponsored cultural events through a marketing campaign called "Summer in Syria," but the effort didn't exactly go as planned.


Is Illegal Online Gambling Staying Completely Offshore?:
Nearly 10 years after Congress passed a law to curb online gambling, a new investigation finds offshore sites are not only still thriving, but in some cases routing crucial parts of their operations through equipment based in the U.S.


America’s Immigration Battle By the Numbers:
The U.S. has deported an average of 403,500 people each year during the Obama administration. What else do the numbers say about the nation's immigration system?


Has the U.S. Really Shifted on Deportations?:
A year after the Obama administration changed its policy on which undocumented immigrants it would target for deportation, it's not clear who is being sent back.


Watch How One Freedom Caucus Member Sees the GOP’s Latino Voter Problem:
"We're writing off too many people," Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) says in "Immigration Battle," a feature film presentation from FRONTLINE and Independent Lens that airs tonight on PBS.


For Some Refugees, Safe Haven Now Depends on a DNA Test:
Changes to a program designed to reunite refugees with family in the U.S. have slowed -- and in some cases outright denied -- legitimate entries into the country.


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