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Deep Pockets, Dark Goals: How Will ISIS Keep Funding Terror?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:33pm
Terrorist group has raised "hundreds of millions of dollars" in its two-year existence, U.S. officials say, but it's spending it just as fast.
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Ferguson Grand Jury Details Revealed

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:19pm
In an unusual step, court officials reveal the racial split among the 12 jurors who will consider criminal charges against Officer Darren Wilson.
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Security Breach Hit 25,000 Federal Workers

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:18pm
A recent computer breach at a government contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security workers.
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Two Ancient Mayan Cities Found in Mexican Jungle

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:29pm
Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region.
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Want to Fight Ebola? Doctors' Group Has a Job for You

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:56pm
The job calls for long hours and taking the risk that you could get infected, too.
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Mosque Massacre: Dozens Killed in Iraq Attack

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:42pm
At least 30 Sunni Muslims were killed after prayers Friday when a Shiite militia opened fire at a mosque in Iraq, security sources said.

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Tennessee Death Row Inmates Sue to Block Electric Chair

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:42pm
Eleven condemned prisoners say the state's new backup method for executions could cause excruciating pain.
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White House Calls James Foley's Killing a 'Terrorist Attack'

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:07pm
“When you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack,” a White House official said.

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Why We Don't Remember When the White House Burned

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:59pm
Why few Americans celebrate the anniversary that cemented our identity as a nation and gave us our national anthem.

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Perry Preparing for 2016 Run Despite Legal Troubles

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:15pm
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday said he has “spent a lot of time in preparation” for a potential 2016 presidential run, despite the legal troubles he now faces in his home state.
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Jay-Z Lands Cuban Defector Record $72 Million Deal

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:14pm
The Boston Red Sox won a bidding war for 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo.

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