Iraq War

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, NewsOne takes a look at some of his most impressive wins.

New data shows a racial divide when it comes to how historical events are viewed.

In its early stages, ISIS set up family oriented events in war-ravaged Syria, including street fairs with ice-cream competitions and games. As the organization grew, so did its hold on the youth. The group began opening schools and training camps to instill its doctrine.

Multiple news outlets report the death toll between 165 and 200. Another 225 people were injured in Sunday's blast, which occurred in the Karrada district after midnight when families were shopping for Eid-al-Fitr, the day that marks the end of the Muslim holy month, Ramadan.

Seventeen people died during the evening rush on Monday in eastern Baghdad when Islamic State militants attacked a shopping mall. The group has returned to guerrilla warfare in an effort to reassert its dominance after losing control of the capital to Iraqi forces, reports The New York Times.

In the most intense fighting that northern Iraq has seen this year, at least 180 Islamic State fighters were killed in a U.S.-led assault that began about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Despite pledging to bring home almost all American troops before leaving office, President Barack Obama plans to leave nearly 10,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan through 2016 in an effort to help fend off the Taliban, reports the Washington Post.

Also, the birth rate has risen for the first time in seven years and the FBI is investigating an assault on a black man as a hate crime.

  Two years ago, President Barack Obama, days after a surprise visit to Kabul, stood boldly and declared that “the tide of war has turned…