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Obama administration ‘sickened’ by journalist’s murder

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Syria | UPDATE (4 p.m. EDT): U.S. officials are trying to confirm the authenticity of a video that appears to show the beheading of American journalist Steven…

Midday Roundup: Deconstructing Putin’s scary statement on Kiev

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Newsworthy | Look out, Kiev. Russian President Vladimir Putin is so misunderstood. A Kremlin spokesman said today that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso took…

Midday Roundup: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

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Newsworthy | Uncommon lawsuit. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is suing the federal government over the increasingly unpopular Common Core education standards. Jindal claims…

Midday Roundup: Russian troops found among Ukrainian rebels

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Newsworthy | Bad timing. Just as Russian President Vladimir Putin was sitting down with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to talk about ending the fighting in eastern…

Supreme Court keeps Virginia marriage laws in place

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Marriage | The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an emergency stay on the federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia’s traditional marriage…

Midday Roundup: Ferguson residents rejoice over a calmer night

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Newsworthy | Moving forward. A St. Louis grand jury will start hearing evidence this morning in the shooting that killed African-American teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

U.S. troops could be headed back to Baghdad

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Syria | Airstrikes will not stop despite threats to another American journalist

Midday Roundup: Finally, talks of peace in Ukraine

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Newsworthy | Talks planned. Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and European Union officials next week to make an…

Midday Roundup: Another shooting as St. Louis protests continue

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Clashes continue. Police in Ferguson, Mo., a St. Louis suburb, shot and critically wounded another African-American man early Wednesday morning during another…

Midday Roundup: Ukraine turns away sketchy Russian aid convoy

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Newsworthy | Arms or aid? Ukrainian officials announced today they will not allow a Russian convoy of aid to cross the border into the country’s conflict-plagued eastern…

Midday Roundup: Hawaii hunkers down for some wild weekend weather

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Newsworthy | Stocking up. Residents and tourists are bracing for two storms barreling toward Hawaii, as forecasters predict flash floods, mudslides, and big wind gusts.

Midday Roundup: Afghan shooter kills U.S. major general in insider attack

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Newsworthy | Insider attack. An Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training facility today, killing a U.S. Army major general, the highest-ranking officer to die in…

 
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