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After Night Of Calm, National Guard To Be Withdrawn From Ferguson

Thu, 2014-08-21 05:11

The move by Gov. Jay Nixon to pull out the troops came after a night that involved only a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb.

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Hamas Says Israeli Airstrike Killed 3 Senior Commanders

Thu, 2014-08-21 04:15

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the Shin Bet, the country's domestic security service, for intelligence that set up Thursday's attack.

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Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching!

Thu, 2014-08-21 03:16

Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks.

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'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive': American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

Thu, 2014-08-21 02:57

Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol have gone through "a rigorous course of treatment and thorough testing," Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner says.

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How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show?

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:41

The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?

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Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:40

The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.

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Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:36

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

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A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:34

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

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DOJ Ordered To Turn Over List Of Fast And Furious Documents

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:30

A federal judge told the Justice Department to provide Congress with a log of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement tactic known as gun-walking.

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Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon

Wed, 2014-08-20 21:32

The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.

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Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

Wed, 2014-08-20 16:30

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.

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U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

Wed, 2014-08-20 16:30

The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.

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U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

Wed, 2014-08-20 15:01

The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

Wed, 2014-08-20 13:48

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

Wed, 2014-08-20 13:45

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.

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Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences

Wed, 2014-08-20 13:28

The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:59

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.

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SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:44

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.

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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:17

The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.

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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:13

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

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