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US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

Posted: 08/30/2014 - The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly two months by Islamic State militants.

Ecuador heralds 'digital currency' plans

Posted: 08/29/2014 - Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

Posted: 08/28/2014 - When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

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