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Malaysia in mourning as MH17 remains return home

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia will drape itself in black for a national day of mourning Friday as it welcomes home the remains of 20 citizens killed on downed Flight MH17. 



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US: We do not pay ransom to terrorists

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U.S officials highlighted Thursday that the U.S. is against paying ransom to terrorists in regards to James Foley's killing. Officials also talked about the failed attempt to rescue the journalist and other Americans from ISIL this summer. (Aug. 21)          



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British terror suspect in Kenya no 'monster': lawyer

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A British terrorism suspect in Kenya is no "monster" and has been falsely linked with a fugitive jihadist from the UK dubbed the "White Widow", his lawyer told a court on Thursday. Suspected militant Jermaine Grant, accused of plotting bomb attacks and having ties to Somalia's...(more) 



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UN rights chief rebukes Security Council inaction

a shared story    3 hours 14 minutes ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In her last address to the Security Council, the U.N. human rights chief sharply criticized the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities. 




Hagel: failed James Foley rescue try was ‘flawless’

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The secret mission to rescue journalist James Foley from his bloodthirsty captors went off without a hitch — even if U.S. forces failed to locate him, according to U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.  



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Sneak Attack: Android Apps Can Ambush Each Other

a shared story    3 hours 14 minutes ago
Modern operating systems "sandbox" apps so that they can't affect each other — in theory. In this way, the researchers were able to steal login credentials from the Gmail app, a Social Security number from the H&R Block app, a credit-card number from the NewEgg app...(more) 



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How a Koch brother is combating climate change at a coal mine

a shared story    3 hours 14 minutes ago
What do Bill Koch, the Aspen Skiing Company, and environmentalists all have in common? Nothing, right? Actually, they’re all supporting the deployment of technology that cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions and produces some cheap, relatively clean energy. Koch owns Oxbow, a coal mining company...(more) 



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Cured Ebola Patient: 'God Saved My Life'

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Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa, is cured of the disease and was released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. 



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Ex-judge must say she's sorry, just not in cuffs

a shared story    4 hours 14 minutes ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption has been spared the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.... 



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Asthma attack rates similar for black and white kids

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Disparities between white and black kids with asthma in rates of emergency department visits or hospitalizations have shrunk and rates of asthma attacks – another sign of poorly managed asthma – are the same, researchers found. “In general, this is good news - once differences in...(more) 



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VIDEO: US Ebola aid workers leave hospital

a shared story    4 hours 14 minutes ago
Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Africa has been released from hospital after treatment in the United States. 



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2 women held on $500K each in slaying of party promoter

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Two women were allegedly behind the 2013 murder of a Chicago-area party promoter, prosecutors said today, recruiting two men to help them rob their target.  



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