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Why Did Ferguson Erupt? The Answer Depends on Your Race

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:58am
White and black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, tell starkly different stories about their city, its problems, and the Michael Brown shooting aftermath.






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'Happy to Be Healed': Ebola Victim's Sons Share Their Joy

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:31am
Nancy Writebol's sons, Jeremy and Brian, say that watching their mother battle, then overcome, the Ebola virus has taken them from low to high.






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Read the Final Email ISIS Sent to Foley's Parents

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:12am
The last time James Foley's parents heard from their son's captors was on Aug. 12. They received this message.






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Why Is Britain a Breeding Ground for ISIS Terrorists?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:33am
Britain’s role as a source of jihadis is under the spotlight after the beheading of American James Foley - likely by an ISIS fighter from the U.K.






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Friday's Top 7 News Stories

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:29am
From the ransom email over journalist James Foley to another calmer night in Ferguson, Missouri, see the stories we’re following.
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Crowdfunders Raise $225,000 for Cop Who Shot Brown

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:28am
A crowdfunding campaign launched earlier this week has now raised over $225,000 in support of Darren Wilson, his family and any legal fees.
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$200,000 in Crowdfunding Raised for Cop Who Shot Brown

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:28am
A crowdfunding campaign launched earlier this week has now raised nearly $200,000 in support of Darren Wilson, his family and any legal fees.
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Foley's Dad: 'I Did Not Realize How Brutal They Were'

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:20am
John and Diane Foley speak exclusively to TODAY about the death of their son, James Foley.
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Slain Journalist's Dad: I'd Hoped We Could Negotiate With ISIS

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:20am
John and Diane Foley speak exclusively to TODAY about the death of their son, James Foley.
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Ukraine: Russia's Aid Convoy a 'Direct Invasion'

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:12am
Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out.
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Hundreds of Roses Line Street Where Brown Was Slain

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:56am
While a second night of calm held in Ferguson, Missouri, about 750 roses lined the street where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police.






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Cyclist, 11, Badly Burned After Falling Onto Hot Tar

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:32am
An 11-year-old boy was badly burned when he rode his bicycle into a street filled with hot tar that had no warning signs, his family alleges.






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Revenge? Hamas Reportedly Kills 11 Suspected Informers

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:43am
Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel, an officials said one day after Israel killed three top Hamas commanders in a Gaza airstrike.






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Fixing Ferguson: What Locals Say They Need to Survive

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:04am
Despair and disparity were long building in Ferguson, say three residents who explain how their town became a place of rage.






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Chelsea Manning: Military Is Denying Me Gender Treatment

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:48am
The national-security leaker's lawyers say they are ready to sue to force the military prison to provide gender-reassignment treatment.






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Ice Bucket Challenge: Is Cash Raised a Drop in the Bucket?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:41am
Go ahead and do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Just don't fool yourself into thinking you're actually helping to find a cure.






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Read the Final Email ISIS Sent to Foley's Parents

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:01am
The last time James Foley's parents heard from their son's captors was on Aug. 12. They received this message.






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This Green Activist Might Become Brazil's Next Leader

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:41am
Pollsters say Marina Silva is the politician most likely to pick up the "protest vote" that has sent millions of Brazilians onto the streets.






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Malaysia Mourns as MH17 Victims Arrive Home

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:48am
The 20 passengers are being mourned with flags at half-staff and a nationwide observance of two minutes of silence.






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Suspects Wanted Amish Girls as Slaves, Investigator Says

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:46pm
Nicole Vaisey and her boyfriend Stephen Howells Jr. kidnapped the two girls, 7 and 12, and planned to turn them into slaves, an investigator said.






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