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Mission to Rescue Foley, Others in Syria Failed: Officials

The U.S. tried to rescue slain journalist James Foley and other American hostages in Syria recently, but its mission failed, officials told NBC News, one day after video was released showing Islamist extremist militants beheading Foley and threatening another journalist's life. A Pentagon spokesman gave few details about the mission, but said that air and ground components were involved and that a specific captor network within ISIS was targeted. The rescue mission failed, however, because the hostages weren't where planners had thought, officials said. Read »
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Holder Meets With Michael Brown's Family in Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder met with with the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, over a week after the unarmed teen was shot dead by a police officer. Holder met with FBI and law enforcement officials, as well as locals and community leaders, earlier in the day after 11 nights of protests in the St. Louis suburb. He also talked with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who has become known for his efforts to bridge the gap between aggrieved protesters and local officials. Holder pledged a “fair and thorough” federal inquiry in a letter posted on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's website. Read »
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Teens Charged in SoCal School Shooting Plot

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James Foley's ISIS Executioner May Be British

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Friend of Accused Boston Bomber to Plead Guilty Thursday

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

We all need to thank the Browns for Michael. Because Michael's going to make it better for our sons to be better black men.  

— Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson whose agency is now in charge of security in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by a policeman last week.
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ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" Raises Over $30M

The ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" has raised over $30 million in donations and on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush joined the craze. He's not the only one — sports players, movie stars and plenty of others on social media and offline have taken part. Read »
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Health Aide Caught on Camera Abusing NYC Stroke Victim

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UPS: Hack May Have Exposed Customer Data at 51 Stores

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Microbes Discovered Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice

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Officer Who Beat Woman Faces "Potentially Serious Charges"

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 9:29 AM
By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Dramatic Photos: Michael Brown Police Shooting Unrest

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Va. Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

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"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles