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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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Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

Posted: 08/18/2014 - Following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have recaptured Iraq's largest dam from the Islamist State group, handing the militants their first major defeat today since they swept across the country this summer.

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Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

Posted: 08/18/2014 - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.

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McConnell, Grimes set to appear together on KET

Posted: 08/18/2014 - Kentucky Educational Television says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, have both accepted the network's offer to appear at a candidate forum in October.

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Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

Updated: 08/18/2014 - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.

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Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

Posted: 08/18/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order to the St. Louis suburb after a week of that has seen several violent protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

Posted: 08/17/2014 - The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign.

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U.S. launches airstrikes near Irbil and Mosul Dam

Updated: 08/16/2014 - U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city of Irbil and the Mosul Dam.

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Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky

Posted: 08/16/2014 - Call it a homecoming for hemp. Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is having a rebirth in Kentucky, a place at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.

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Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

Updated: 08/16/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer.

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