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Protesters Gather at Courthouse Near Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:49am
The protesters yelled, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” — a refrain from the 11 nights of demonstrations against the killing of Michael Brown.
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Guru Who Took Yoga Mainstream Dies at 95

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:45am
An Indian yoga guru credited with making the practice popular in the United States has died aged 95, the country's prime minister said.
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Guru Who Took Yoga Mainstream Dies at 95

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:45am
An Indian yoga guru credited with making the practice popular in the United States has died aged 95, the country's prime minister said.






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U.S. Hits ISIS From Air Near Mosul Dam

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:23am
The strikes were launched after ISIS released a video purporting the show the beheading of an American journalist.






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Newlywed Duggar Daughter Announces Pregnancy

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:33am
Jill Dillard, one of 19 children of reality TV stars Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, and her husband of eight weeks are expecting their first child.
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Landslides Kill 36 After Officials 'Misjudge' Threat

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:21am
Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing.






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Democrats Seize on McConnell Shutdown Threat

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:08am
Democrats are firing back at Mitch McConnell's suggestion that Republicans, if they win control of the Senate, would possibly threaten to shutdown the government






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Who Is the Second American Journalist Threatened by ISIS?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:33am
Steven Joel Sotloff, 31, grew up in Miami and attended the University of Central Florida.
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Roker and Biden: How Their Bromance Blossomed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:31am
Perhaps it stems from their homegrown roots, a mutual admiration from one blue-collar kid to another: Biden, the son of a used car salesman from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Roker, a kid from Queens whose dad drove a bus.






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Want Pot Delivered to Your Door? Just Press This Button

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:21am
Companies including Eaze and Canary aim to make marijuana delivery as easy as the tap of a few smartphone buttons.






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'Even the Pope Has a Family,' Grieving Pontiff Says

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:37am
Pope Francis expressed his thanks Wednesday for prayers following the death of three of his family members in a car crash.
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Patient Tested for Deadly Ebola at California Hospital

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:25am
The patient has been put in isolation and is being assessed by specialists at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in Sacramento.






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Slain American Journalist Spoke of Being Drawn to Danger

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:30am
James Foley said seeing "something really violent, it does a strange thing to you."
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Wednesday's Top 6 News Stories

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:26am
From purported video showing the savage beheading of an American journalist to another night of unrest in Ferguson, see the stories we’re following.
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Did a British Jihadist Behead Journalist James Foley in Syria?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:13am
The voice narrating the video purporting to show the beheading of James Foley in Syria speaks fluent English - setting off alarm bells in the U.K.






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