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Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

Posted: 08/24/2014 - The U.S. Hurricane Center says a tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal.

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Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral

Posted: 08/23/2014 - President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest.

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Government warns US retailers about hacking software

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about their customers.

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Ferguson Fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement's interactions with the public.

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Ukraine: Russian Aid Convoy is a "direct invasion"

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."

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Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn

Posted: 08/21/2014 - The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic iced tea at a Utah restaurant says an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same chemical cleaning compound.

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GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

Updated: 08/21/2014 - A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water.

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CEO: Kidnappers threatened Foley's life last week

Posted: 08/20/2014 - The chief executive officer of a Boston-based news organization says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq.

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Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

Posted: 08/20/2014 - Police and protesters in Ferguson have shared the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

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US authenticating video of American's killing

Posted: 08/19/2014 - The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.

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