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Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:29

The Islamist militant group had threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued to conduct airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff's mother released a video last week pleading for the release of her son.

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Celebrity Photo Leak Puts Spotlight On The Cloud, And Security

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:06

Publication of private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities raises new questions about storing personal data online. Apple says its systems weren't breached.

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Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated

Tue, 2014-09-02 08:10

Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., are now wearing body cameras. But cameras don't solve everything. Sometimes, they can create more disputes.

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Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher

Tue, 2014-09-02 07:41

Owner Jeffrey Bezos gave the job to Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a founding member of the website Politico. The Post had been run by the Graham family for eight decades.

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Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote

Tue, 2014-09-02 07:03

The quote was published by an Italian daily, which reported Russian President Vladimir Putin said it during a phone call with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

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After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

Tue, 2014-09-02 05:47

It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

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Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:56

Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.

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32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:42

By early morning, 17 were still on the loose. The teens escaped after they found a weak spot in the center's perimeter fence.

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The Politics Of Calling In Sick

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:01

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

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Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia

Tue, 2014-09-02 02:48

The Pentagon said it was still "assessing the results of the operation." Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.

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What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out

Tue, 2014-09-02 01:03

A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

Mon, 2014-09-01 23:30

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

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As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

Mon, 2014-09-01 23:28

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Mon, 2014-09-01 22:30

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.

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FBI, Apple Investigate Claims Nude Celebrity Photos Posted Online

Mon, 2014-09-01 21:32

The FBI is looking into allegations that online accounts of several celebrities had been hacked. Apple says it is determining whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked.

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U.S. Military Forces Targeted Extremist Network In Somalia

Mon, 2014-09-01 21:10

A day after an Islamic-extremist group launched an attack in Somalia, U.S. military forces have struck back. A Pentagon spokesman says the results of the operation are being assessed.

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NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe

Mon, 2014-09-01 18:49

NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.

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Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO

Mon, 2014-09-01 12:07

President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia's incursions into Ukraine.

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Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

Mon, 2014-09-01 12:07

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

Mon, 2014-09-01 12:07

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

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