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James Foley in bushes

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Beheading of James Foley recalls past horrors

The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once again the risks faced by reporters in modern conflicts.

Foley's death recalls the murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal co...

James Foley

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Official: U.S. Foley rescue attempt failed

U.S. special operations units were sent into Syria this summer to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic militants, a U.S. official told CNN.

Several dozen of the most elite U.S. commandos from units like Delta Forc...

Protesters in Ferguson raise hands

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Dueling narratives in Michael Brown shooting

What really happened to Michael Brown?

We know a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot the unarmed 18-year-old, but police and witnesses have given different accounts of what happened in the moments before the shooting. The confusion has ...

Ferguson protester holding sign

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What we know about Ferguson

Events continue to unfold at a rapid pace in Ferguson, Missouri. The city has been in turmoil since August 9, when white city police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

Protesters and law enforcement officers h...

Clash in Ferguson

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Grand jury to 'thoroughly' mull Ferguson case

Two months. It looks like it might be that long before a local grand jury decides whether to bring charges in the death of Michael Brown -- the loud, passionate calls for swift justice notwithstanding.

Israel targets Hamas Aug. 20

Strikes, counterstrikes resume in Mideast

Strikes and counterstrikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell apart.

Since the temporary ceasefire crumbled Tuesday, at least 137 rockets have been launched from Gaza, the Israeli military said. Of ...

Texas Gov Rick Perry

REUTERS/Chris Keane

Rick Perry hits the road

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there. Instead, he'll be testing the waters for a possible presidential run.

Remington NY factory in 1874

Remington shifts jobs from NY to Alabama

Remington is reducing its work force in New York, where the gun maker has operated a factory for nearly 200 years, and where new gun laws are in the spotlight.

Ferguson protests

CNN

Officer who threatened protester suspended

An officer who pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at a Ferguson, Missouri, protester and threatened to kill him -- a tense episode caught on video and posted online -- is off the job, at least for now.

The St. Louis County Police Department announ...

Ebola drug ZMapp

Public Health Agency of Canada

UK pledges money for Ebola research

Researchers around the world are being asked to help stop the largest known Ebola outbreak in history.

An emergency research "all call" was issued Thursday by Wellcome Trust and United Kingdom's Department for International Development amid rising cas...

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