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Bob McDonnell Takes the Stand in His Own Defense

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06pm
Immediately before McDonnell began testifying, Father Timothy Scully, a longtime friend, told jurors that McDonnell is honest and a man of integrity.






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'Man of Incredible Bravery': Why Foley Risked His Life to Report

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:49pm
Colleagues and loved ones remembered the slain American war correspondent as dedicated to his profession and friends.
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Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage in Virginia

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:48pm
The Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex marriage in Virginia Wednesday afternoon, just hours before many couples planned to wed.






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State Department Wants 300 More Troops for Iraq

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:48pm
The request was described as under consideration by the Pentagon.
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Obama: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:42pm
The president planned to speak after the militant group ISIS beheaded an American journalist.






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Deadliest Strain: Drug Cures Ebola Cousin in Monkeys

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:32pm
A new drug cured monkeys infected with Marburg virus even after they began showing symptoms, researchers say.
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Journalists Targeted: Killing Is Latest in Bloody Trend

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:31pm
The murder of James Foley is the latest in a long, bloody trend.
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Did a British Jihadist Behead Journalist James Foley?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:30pm
The voice narrating the video showing the beheading of James Foley in Syria speaks fluent English - setting off alarm bells in the U.K.






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Billy Crystal to Honor Robin Williams at Emmys

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:29pm
The comedian has had "no words" on Twitter in the wake of his friend's death, but Monday he will speak for many during an In Memoriam tribute.
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Did a British Jihadist Behead Journalist James Foley?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:03pm
The voice narrating the video showing the beheading of James Foley in Syria speaks fluent English - setting off alarm bells in the U.K.






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Civilian PTSD: Research on Wars, Jet Ordeal Might Help

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:53pm
Vast military research — aided by such new studies as a look at a sky-high brush with death — may help the many civilians suffering from PTSD.






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Slain American Journalist's Parents: 'He Was a Martyr for Freedom'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:47pm
The journalist's mother and father said they did not watch the video of his beheading but are "haunted" by his cruel death.






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Obama: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:35pm
The president planned to speak after the militant group ISIS beheaded an American journalist.






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Deadliest Strain: Drug Cures Ebola Cousin in Monkeys

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:34pm
A new drug cured monkeys infected with Marburg virus even after they began showing symptoms, researchers say.
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Aide Caught on Camera Abusing Stroke Victim

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:48pm
Disturbing video captured by surveillance cameras shows a home health care aide abusing a 78-year-old Queens stroke victim.
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Journalists Targeted: Killing Is Latest in Bloody Trend

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:16pm
The murder of James Foley is the latest in a long, bloody trend.
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Liberian Soldiers Seal Slum to Halt Ebola

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:11pm
Members of Liberia's Ebola Task Force enforced a quarantine on the West Point slum in Monrovia.
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Hamas Warns Flights Against Landing in Israel

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:05pm
A Hamas spokesman warned airlines against landing at Ben Gurion International Airport starting at 6 a.m. Thursday.
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