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Wednesday's Top 7 News Stories

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:27am
From the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff to the recovery of Dr. Kent Brantly from Ebola, see the stories we’re following.
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Cow Flees Slaughterhouse, Heads to Beer Festival

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:18am
A cow escaped from a German slaughterhouse and headed for the grounds of Munich's Oktoberfest Tuesday, triggering a high-speed police pursuit.
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Journalist Killed by ISIS Was Also Israeli Citizen

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:46am
One Israeli publication said it refused to acknowledge a relationship with him after ISIS threatened his life because it might have endangered him.
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Ebola Patient Out of Hospital After Taking New Drug

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:23am
William Pooley, 29, a volunteer nurse, was the first Briton infected in the West African outbreak.
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Sotloff Beheading Video Is Authentic, White House Says

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:06am
The United States said Wednesday that a video showing the beheading of a second U.S. journalist by Islamist militants is authentic.
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Putin Agrees to Cease-Fire, Ukraine's President Says

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:49am
The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he and Russia's Vladimir Putin have reached agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine






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Money, Land, Revenge: What Do ISIS Extremists Really Want?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:41am
It would be a mistake to assume ISIS is unsophisticated simply because its message is primitive, say scholars who have examined what it really wants.






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Attention, Class! Back to School by the Numbers

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:37am
As the nation's students head back to the classroom, our weekly infographic takes a look at school by the numbers.






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Slain Girl's Cousin to Cops: 'I Did Not Rape Her'

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:05am
More than one witness told Dallas police that they saw Kathrine Alejandra Gonzalez, 5, with her cousin shortly before she disappeared on Sunday.






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Read Steven Sotloff's Best Reporting for TIME

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:55am
A video released by ISIS appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who had written for TIME Magazine. Here is some of his work.






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Detroit Porch Shooter to Receive Murder Sentence

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:23am
Theodore Wafer, who shot an unarmed woman on his porch in Detroit, will be sentenced Wednesday and could face the victim's family in court.






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