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Ban on outdoor water use for Highland Park, Deerfield, Bannockburn

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Highland Park has ordered a temporary ban on outdoor water use after discovering "clogged strainers" at the water treatment plant, according to a Highland Park news release.  



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Ferguson protests rage despite national guard deployment in pictures

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Protests in Ferguson turned violent on Monday, more than a week after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. Getty photographer Scott Olson, who took these photos, was arrested as he covered the demonstrations Continue reading... 



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Indian court orders release of woman on hunger strike for 14 years

a shared story    22 hours 58 minutes ago
Irom Sharmila has been force-fed in prison hospital since beginning hunger strike in protest at human rights abuses Continue reading... 



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Ferguson, Missouri: police display confiscated weapons after another night of unrest video

a shared story    22 hours 58 minutes ago
There was another night of unrest on Monday in Ferguson, Missouri, as police say they came under 'heavy gunfire'. Thirty-one people were arrested as police attempted to control crowds who had gathered again to protest over the killing by police of an unarmed teenager. In the...(more) 



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'No' from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

a shared story    22 hours 58 minutes ago
By Humeyra Pamuk DOHUK Iraq (Reuters) - When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. The militants, who have seized much of northern Iraq since arriving from Syria in June, wasted...(more) 



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USAID, Rockefeller launch $100 million climate resilience fund

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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A $100 million fund launched on Tuesday aims to make people in disaster-prone regions of Asia and Africa better able to cope with natural disasters and crises, so that they can get their lives and economies back on track more quickly...(more) 



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Did the Titanic sink because a freak iceberg drifted further south than usual? New theory suggests disaster was NOT due to human error

a shared story    22 hours 58 minutes ago
Researchers from the University of Sheffield say a combination of a large iceberg and unusual weather conditions led to the sinking of the Titanic. 



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Liberia finds 17 Ebola patients who fled clinic

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Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia have been found, a government minister said Tuesday. "All 17 patients who fled the Ebola centre (on Saturday) have been accounted for. 



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India's film censor arrested for alleged bribery

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say they have arrested the head of India's film censorship board for allegedly taking bribes in exchange for speeding up the approval of a film. 



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European Commission president, Ukraine president hold telephone talks

a shared story    23 hours 58 minutes ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso held telephone talks with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Monday and Tuesday and condemned the shelling of a convoy of refugees in eastern Ukraine, a statement said. On Monday, a refugee convoy in eastern Ukraine was hit...(more) 



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South Korea parties back, families oppose, ferry disaster probe

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By Ju-min Park and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean ruling and opposition party leaders agreed on Tuesday on legislation to investigate April's Sewol ferry disaster more deeply, but a spokesman for families of the victims said they would oppose the bill. The Sewol, overloaded...(more) 




31 arrested in Ferguson during 9th night of protests over Michael Brown's death

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A 90-year-old holocaust survivor was among scores of Missouri protesters arrested Monday as unrest over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown boiled over for the ninth straight day.  



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