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In Nebraska, Yazidi community is paralyzed by guilt
In Nebraska, Yazidi community is paralyzed by guilt

When they cook, they weep, knowing their relatives in Iraq have nothing to eat. When they see their beds, they think of those trapped on a mountaintop who must sleep on nothing but rocks. Many members of the Yazidi community here say they have stopped eating, sleeping and going to work. Surrounded by cornfields and Husker football fans, they stare at their phones and wait for news from northern Iraq, as if connected to their kin by a psychic tether. Iraqi Yazidis could face genocide, President Obama said last week as he announced the U.S. would drop water and food to those who fled the Islamic State, an Al Qaeda breakaway faction that has seized huge chunks of territory in Iraq and...

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