10 things you need to know today: June 24, 2014

The Fifth Column

Kerry arrives in Kurdistan. Kerry arrives in Kurdistan. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

The Week

Kerry says Iraq will form a new government, 168 children are freed after a sex-trafficking crackdown, and more

1. Kerry says Maliki will form a new Iraqi government
Secretary of State John Kerry said after meeting with Iraqi leaders on Monday that embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had pledged to form a new government. Maliki is under pressure to make his Shiite-led government more inclusive as al Qaeda-linked Sunni extremists seize more territory and press toward Baghdad. Kerry went to Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday to urge leaders there to be part of the new government, instead of breaking away. [Fox NewsReuters]

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2. Authorities free 168 children in sex-trafficking crackdown
State, local, and federal law enforcement officials arrested 281 alleged pimps in 106 cities and recovered 168 children in a week-long nationwide crackdown on sex traffickers

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