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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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Missouri School Kids Chant 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:57am
Gesture has gone viral after being used by protesters demonstrating against the police killing of Michael Brown.
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Bali Suitcase Murder Suspects Put on Suicide Watch

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:33am
Heather Lois Mack, 19, and her 21-year-old boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of the murder of 62-year-old Sheila Von Weise-Mack.






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Fresh Direct: How Farms' Extra Crops Feed the Hungry

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:52am
An initiative in coastal Maine delivers crops that would otherwise go to waste to families in need.






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Elders, Clergy Help Bring Calm to Ferguson Protests

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:30am
Community elders and the clergy were credited with helping to bring "a different dynamic" to protests in Ferguson, Missouri.






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Wife, Daughter of Hamas Military Chief Die in Airstrike

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:13am
Israel's bombardment of the enclave resumed after militants in the coastal strip launched rockets hours before a cease-fire was due to expire.






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All Eyes on Holder: Attorney General Heads to Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:44am
Attorney General Holder will be in Ferguson to meet with FBI and Justice Department officials, as well as community leaders, although it's unclear what effect he will have.
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Nurse, Two Kids Held Hostage by Cop-Shooting Suspects

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:52am
Two children and an adult female were being held hostage Tuesday night after two police officers were wounded in a shooting.






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Cries of 'Not Tonight' as Flying Bottle Breaks Calm in Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:14am
Thrown bottles marred what had been hours of peaceful protests as activists struggled to calm in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was killed.






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Armed, Out and About: Gun Owners' Striking New Freedom

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:04am
Law-abiding gun owners can legally carry their guns in more places than ever before, but critics say relaxed laws are courting disaster.






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Watch Live as Tensions Flare Again in Ferguson

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:49pm
Police say they prefer to let the protests play out, blaming violent clashes on out-of-town "criminals," not the people of Ferguson.






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