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ISIS Pressed for Ransom Before Killing Journalist
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:56:18 GMT
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New York Times
Kneeling in the dirt in a desert somewhere in the Middle East, James Foley lost his life this week at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Before pulling out the knife used to decapitate him, his masked executioner explained that he was killing the ...
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Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:12:49 GMT
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New York Daily News
Declaring “change is coming,” the nation's top law enforcement officer arrived Wednesday in the Missouri town gripped by protests over an unarmed black teenager killed by a white cop. Attorney General Eric Holder's first stop was a college campus not far ...
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Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:35:58 GMT
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Chron.com
FILE - In this Monday, May 26, 2014 file photo, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at the start of his first press conference since Thursday's coup. Thailand's junta-appointed legislature voted unanimously Thursday to name Prayuth Chan-ocha to the post of of ...
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Ice Bucket Challenge benefiting ALS groups, researchers in Michigan
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:58:48 GMT
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Detroit Free Press
As icy water cascades over the heads of athletes, celebrities, politicians and every day men, women and children in a social media frenzy, the phones at ALS of Michigan keep ringing. “I've never seen anything like it,” said Sue Burstein-Kahn,who has headed ...
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LIVE UPDATES: Three senior Hamas commanders killed in Israeli strike on Rafah
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:05:39 GMT
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Haaretz
UN Security Council urges resumption of Gaza talks, Security Council mulling resolution that would call for sustainable truce; two rockets intercepted over Israel's south. By Haaretz | Aug. 21, 2014 | 9:03 AM ...
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NFL wants artists to pay to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:46:44 GMT
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Engadget
Being selected to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show is a huge deal -- there's no doubt about that. But this year, the NFL is asking potential acts for the 2015 installment to fork over a share of their post-game tour profits. According to The Wall Street Journal, ...

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Mone Davis, Philadelphia routed by Nevada, 8-1, in their first loss in Little ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:37:03 GMT
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New York Daily News
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — They are ball-bashers from the desert, kids who have been crushing pitches for three games, spending the whole tournament impersonating the '27 Yankees. The narrative did not change at Lamade Stadium Wednesday night, when ...
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Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:31:12 GMT
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USA TODAY
Bank of America has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle federal and state allegations it sold risky, mortgage-backed securities to investors before the national financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The settlement, the largest in ...
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Liberian area resists Ebola quarantine
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:53:59 GMT
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Boston Globe
MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia's halting efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak spreading across parts of West Africa quickly turned violent on Wednesday when angry young men hurled rocks and stormed barbed-wire barricades, trying to break out of a ...
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Giants cruise behind Peavys solid start against Cubs
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:55:09 GMT
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Reuters
Giants cruise behind Peavy's solid start against Cubs. CHICAGO -- Facing the prospect of at least 13 1/2 innings of baseball on Thursday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn't want to stress his bullpen on Wednesday night. Right-handed starter Jake Peavy ...
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