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Terror Spree: Who Are the Extremists That Killed Foley?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:43am
Foley, a 40-year-old American journalist held in Syria since 2012, was beheaded by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS.

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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:28am
From the failed rescue of journalist James Foley to the release of the Ebola-afflicted U.S. doctor from the hospital, see the stories we’re following.
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Nelly Discusses His 'Broken' Hometown With Holder

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:43am
Rapper Nelly spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday, telling him that changes must be made to rebuild community trust in Ferguson, Missouri.

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MH370 Hunters Map Underwater Area Twice Size of N.J.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:50am
Investigators said they have mapped two-thirds of an area the size of West Virginia where they think the Boeing 777's wreckage might be.

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Ferguson Cops Sued Over 2011 Alleged Wrongful Death

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:18am
The Ferguson Police Department was hit with two federal lawsuits over the alleged wrongful death of a man that had been "tasered," NBC News confirmed.

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Take a Look at James Foley's Finest Reporting

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:04am
Although he was killed by ISIS, Jim's quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his journalism. Here's a sampling of his work for GlobalPost.

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Dad's Daring Mission to Lure Home ISIS' Foreign Fighters

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:31am
Dimitri Bontinck says only two percent of those who left home to fight in Syrian can be persuaded to return to their home countries.

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Israeli Strike Destroys Gaza Building, Kills Six

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:35am
An overnight Israeli airstrike demolished a four-story building in southern Gaza, killing at least six people, Palestinian police say.

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Rural Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:28am
A growing numbers of sheriffs are saying they won't heed U.S. restrictions on guns, saying they violate constitutional guarantees.

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SeaWorld Trainers Won't Swim With Orcas in Shows

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:28pm
The drop of the appeal means trainers will not swim with killer whales during shows, although they still may swim with orcas behind the scenes.

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Ferguson Protesters Hopeful Holder Can Bring Peace

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:21pm
"With Holder, you now have an eagle eye on the whole situation," one protester said after the attorney general promised a thorough investigation.

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'Indefensible': UNM Women's Soccer Team Hazed Freshmen

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:01pm
The entire team took part in the alcohol-fueled incident but the school's athletic director denied a claim the girls were forced to strip naked.

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'Bless You' Leads To High School Suspension

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:36pm
A Tennessee student says she was suspended for saying "bless you" to a classmate. She says the "bless you" led to an argument with her teacher over freedom of speech. WMC's Michael Clark reports.
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