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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire at Islamic State (IS) militant positions from the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Aug. 14, 2014. US military advisors in Iraq are headed for Mount Sinjar to study means of evacuating civilians who have been trapped there by jihadists, a spokesman for the Kurdish peshmerga forces said Wednesday. (credit: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

DU Expert: ISIS Not Interested In ‘Worldwide Terrorism’ … Yet

A former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq is now Dean Of International Studies at the University of Denver, and he says ISIS is mainly interested in conquering territory on the ground in the Middle East.

08/14/2014

Archvishop Samuel Aquila at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver in July 2012. (credit: CBS)

Denver Religious Leaders Want ISIS Stopped

The Catholic archbishop of Denver and other religious leaders in the city are asking President Obama to stop Iraqi militants threatening Christians in Iraq.

08/11/2014

CBS4's Howard Nathan watches news on Kurdish TV withHowrie Jabari and his family (credit: CBS)

Colorado Man Closely Connected To Conflict In Iraq

The U.S. military has conducted four more airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq. The militants are targeting civilians who are taking shelter in the mountains, and one Colorado man is closely connected to the conflict.

08/10/2014

Shannon Conley (credit: CBS)

Neighbors Stunned After Teen Arrested In Terror Investigation

This Fourth of July many Arvada residents are wondering why a 19-year-old woman who lived there wanted to join Islamic extremists in Iraq who hate America.

07/05/2014

Shannon Conley (credit: Facebook)

FBI Agents Tried To Stop U.S. Woman Bent On Jihad

FBI agents tried more than once to discourage a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who said she was intent on waging jihad in the Middle East before they arrested her in April as she boarded a flight at the start of a trip to Syria, newly unsealed court documents show.

07/03/2014

Hillary Clinton at a book signing in Denver on June 24 (credit: CBS)

Hillary Rodham Clinton Speaks In Aspen

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair are headlining the main event at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

06/30/2014

Professor Ron Rizutto with the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business talks with CBS4's Shaun Boyd. (credit: CBS)

Unrest In Iraq Pushes Gas Prices Up In Colorado

Unrest in Iraq has prompted a jump in gas prices at time when drivers usually enjoy a break at the pumps.

06/20/2014

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Mom Of Marine Killed In Iraq War Believes US Troops Shouldn’t Return

The mother of a Marine killed in Iraq in 2003 shared some strong opinions with CBS4 on whether Americans should get involved in the Iraqi fighting again.

06/16/2014

Iraqi tribes men carry their weapons as they gather, volunteering to fight along side the Iraqi security forces against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 15 2014, in the capital Baghdad. Faced with a militant offensive sweeping south toward Baghdad, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced the Iraqi government would arm and equip civilians who volunteer to fight, and thousands have signed up.(credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

How Will Iraq Affect The 2014 Election?

With the situation in Iraq devolving by the minute, Republicans may have a foreign affairs trifecta to pin on Democrats throughout the 2014 election.

06/15/2014

Rep. Mike Coffman talks with CBS4's Rick Sallinger (credit: CBS)

Rep. Coffman Heartbroken Over Recent Violence In Iraq

Two more Iraqi cities were taken over Friday by Islamic extremists. This week they have quickly pushed the Iraqi army out of key areas the U.S. had fought to create democratic government.

06/14/2014

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