Brother Of James Foley Says United States ‘Could Have Done More’

Brother Of James Foley Says United States ‘Could Have Done More’

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times A brother of slain American journalist James Foley said Frid ...

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Harry Reid Apologizes For Jokes At Asian-American Function

Harry Reid Apologizes For Jokes At Asian-American Function

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has a history of insens ...

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Storm Predicted To Become Tropical Depression But Miss U.S. Coast

Storm Predicted To Become Tropical Depression But Miss U.S. Coast

By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald MIAMI -- A storm system cruising across the Atlantic and dump ...

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Jihadist Captors Sent Taunting Letter To Foley Family: Employer

Jihadist Captors Sent Taunting Letter To Foley Family: Employer

Washington (AFP) -- Journalist James Foley's jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and ramblin ...

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New N. Korean Rocket Launch Site Near Completion: Think-Tank

New N. Korean Rocket Launch Site Near Completion: Think-Tank

Seoul (AFP) -- North Korea will be able to test longer-range rockets at its new launch site before t ...

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Russia Must ‘Immediately’ Withdraw Convoy From Ukraine: United States

Russia Must ‘Immediately’ Withdraw Convoy From Ukraine: United States

Washington (AFP) -- The United States on Friday demanded Russia "immediately" withdraw an aid convoy ...

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U.S. Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket Challenge

U.S. Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket Challenge

Washington (AFP) -- It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and ...

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Robin Williams’s Ashes Scattered In San Francisco Bay — Reports

Robin Williams’s Ashes Scattered In San Francisco Bay — Reports

Los Angeles (AFP) -- The cremated remains of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, found dead on August 11 ...

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Iraq Presses Anti-Jihadist Push As United States Eyes Syria Ops

Iraq Presses Anti-Jihadist Push As United States Eyes Syria Ops

By Shwan Mohammed Sulaimaniyah (Iraq) (AFP) -- Iraqi forces battled militants northeast of Baghdad F ...

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Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Faces Another Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Faces Another Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO -- A former staffer for ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has ...

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Drone Surprises Jetliner Pilot At LAX; Owner Sought In Investigation

Drone Surprises Jetliner Pilot At LAX; Owner Sought In Investigation

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- A drone spotted earlier this month by a Canadian j ...

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Yellen: U.S. Jobs Market ‘Yet To Fully Recover’

Yellen: U.S. Jobs Market ‘Yet To Fully Recover’

By Paul Handley Washington (AFP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the U.S. job ...

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New Test Shows Promise In Identifying Mystery Illnesses

New Test Shows Promise In Identifying Mystery Illnesses

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE -- William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, ...

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U.S. Embassy Worker Undaunted By Taliban Attack, Injuries

U.S. Embassy Worker Undaunted By Taliban Attack, Injuries

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan -- Lying in a ditch, his head throbbing fr ...

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Study: 5 Days Away From Computer Screens Boosts Preteens’ Social Awareness

Study: 5 Days Away From Computer Screens Boosts Preteens’ Social Awareness

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times What happens when you take about 50 sixth-graders and send the ...

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WHO: Magnitude Of Ebola Outbreak Underestimated

WHO: Magnitude Of Ebola Outbreak Underestimated

dpa GENEVA -- The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has been underestimated because families ...

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In Wake Of Ferguson, Miami-Dade Mayor Wants ‘A Camera On Every Police Officer’

In Wake Of Ferguson, Miami-Dade Mayor Wants ‘A Camera On Every Police Officer’

By Douglas Hanks, The Miami Herald MIAMI -- In the wake of national outrage over alleged police misc ...

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Promise Of A ‘Clean Coal’ Future Far From Reality

Promise Of A ‘Clean Coal’ Future Far From Reality

By Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times MEREDOSIA, Ill. -- In 2003, President George W. Bush unveiled plan ...

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Kiev Accuses Russia Of ‘Invasion’ As Aid Convoy Crosses Border

Kiev Accuses Russia Of ‘Invasion’ As Aid Convoy Crosses Border

By Nikolaus Von Twickel, dpa MOSCOW (dpa) -- A huge Russian aid convoy entered Ukraine without an es ...

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Galveston Lab Works To Stop Ebola Virus In Its Tracks

Galveston Lab Works To Stop Ebola Virus In Its Tracks

By Seema Yasmin, The Dallas Morning News GALVESTON, Texas -- In a laboratory on Galveston Island, To ...

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Parolees Charged In Harvey Shooting, Hostage Standoff

Parolees Charged In Harvey Shooting, Hostage Standoff

By Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune Two parolees in their 40s were charged in connection with the shoo ...

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Thai Military Coup Leader Bestowed Role Of Civilian Prime Minister

Thai Military Coup Leader Bestowed Role Of Civilian Prime Minister

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ...

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For Sotloff Family, Quiet Waiting For News Of Kidnapped Journalist

For Sotloff Family, Quiet Waiting For News Of Kidnapped Journalist

By Glenn Garvin, The Miami Herald It was a day of quiet waiting Thursday for the family of Steven So ...

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Ferguson Protests Subdued And Smaller As National Guard Pulls Out

Ferguson Protests Subdued And Smaller As National Guard Pulls Out

By Kurtis Lee, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. -- As Mi ...

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After Israeli Airstrikes, Hamas Kills 18 Suspected Informers

After Israeli Airstrikes, Hamas Kills 18 Suspected Informers

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel -- At least 18 Palestinians accused of spying for ...

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DEA Tightens Controls On Hydrocodone Painkiller Drugs

DEA Tightens Controls On Hydrocodone Painkiller Drugs

By Lisa Girion, Los Angeles Times The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is putting tighter contro ...

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Rick Perry’s Lawyers Accuse Democrats Of Pushing A ‘Red Herring’

Rick Perry’s Lawyers Accuse Democrats Of Pushing A ‘Red Herring’

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legal team on Thursday stepped up its agg ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong With The U.S. Congress’

Weekend Reader: ‘Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong With The U.S. Congress’

Tom Allen has a unique understanding of congressional dysfunction and the challe ...

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Hillary Clinton’s Hawkishness May Be Her Undoing

Hillary Clinton’s Hawkishness May Be Her Undoing

Even without a formal declaration of her intent to run, Hillary Clinton is the p ...

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Rand Paul’s Trip To Guatemala Is GOP Business As Usual

Rand Paul’s Trip To Guatemala Is GOP Business As Usual

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who was a practicing ophthalmologist before joining Co ...

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Poll Roundup: Scott Brown Catches Up In New Hampshire

Poll Roundup: Scott Brown Catches Up In New Hampshire

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite

Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite

Former vice president Dick Cheney resurfaced again this week, to sharply critici ...

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Ferguson Reveals A Growing Gap In A Black And White World

Ferguson Reveals A Growing Gap In A Black And White World

By Jerry Large, The Seattle Times A poll and a set of charts both say something ...

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Black And White In Ferguson And Journalism

Black And White In Ferguson And Journalism

When you don't know if the violent scenes on the evening news are in Iraq or in ...

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This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Journalists On The Government’s Blacklist

Journalists On The Government’s Blacklist

As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as poli ...

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Republicans: History Classes Should Leave Out The Bad Parts

Republicans: History Classes Should Leave Out The Bad Parts

Republicans are always talking about how the government is way too involved in t ...

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Ferguson: A Failure Of Empathy

Ferguson: A Failure Of Empathy

Earlier this week, I arrived for a scheduled visit with a medical professional a ...

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A Black President’s Burden

A Black President’s Burden

It was shortly before 1 a.m. when President Barack Obama arrived at the White Ho ...

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Is Ferguson A Social Media Victim?

Is Ferguson A Social Media Victim?

Soon the cameras, protesters, gawkers and tweeters will depart Ferguson, Missour ...

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Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

WASHINGTON -- African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing ...

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McConnell’s Genius Pitch: Vote GOP, Get Another Shutdown

McConnell’s Genius Pitch: Vote GOP, Get Another Shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is often hailed as one of Washingt ...

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What We’ve Paid For War In Afghanistan And Iraq

What We’ve Paid For War In Afghanistan And Iraq

War is hell. Major General Harold Greene could certainly tell you all about that ...

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Romney Redux? Nunn Uses Familiar Attack In Georgia Senate Race

Romney Redux? Nunn Uses Familiar Attack In Georgia Senate Race

Democrat Michelle Nunn is staying on the offensive in Georgia's Senate race, wit ...

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What’s Next In Ferguson? Let’s Try A Little Education

What’s Next In Ferguson? Let’s Try A Little Education

What next? That's what should concern us now. When the nightly dance of angry pr ...

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Media Won’t Wait Until 2016 To Lie About Hillary Clinton

Media Won’t Wait Until 2016 To Lie About Hillary Clinton

I once knew a curmudgeonly physician whose wife practiced family therapy. In her ...

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Election Forecast: GOP Has 86 Percent Chance Of Taking Back The Senate

Election Forecast: GOP Has 86 Percent Chance Of Taking Back The Senate

The latest Election Lab forecast from The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog has ...

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The 5 Worst Media Reactions To Michael Brown And Ferguson

The 5 Worst Media Reactions To Michael Brown And Ferguson

The killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, ...

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Why People Are Angry Over Ferguson Police Shooting

Why People Are Angry Over Ferguson Police Shooting

By James E. Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Why did the Ferguson Police Depar ...

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Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson’s Inferno Is No Surprise

Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson’s Inferno Is No Surprise

The past week’s unfolding tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, with its militarized an ...

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Racing Through Nature

Racing Through Nature

The story of a young man's speed hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail has r ...

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SeaWorld’s Troubles Increase As Public Learns About Plight Of Orcas

SeaWorld’s Troubles Increase As Public Learns About Plight Of Orcas

SeaWorld's stock took a dive last week in the backlash against its treatment of ...

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DNC Chair: Joni Ernst ‘An Onion Of Crazy’

DNC Chair: Joni Ernst ‘An Onion Of Crazy’

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) appears to be shifting tactics in Iowa, ...

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Disaster In Alaska? How Tuesday’s Primary Could Go Wrong For Republicans

Disaster In Alaska? How Tuesday’s Primary Could Go Wrong For Republicans

Alaska Republicans will head to the polls on Tuesday to select their candidate t ...

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Poll: Republicans Still Aren’t Evolving On Marriage Equality

Poll: Republicans Still Aren’t Evolving On Marriage Equality

The latest McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Americans are continuing to evolve o ...

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United States Carries Out 15 Air Strikes Near Iraq Dam

United States Carries Out 15 Air Strikes Near Iraq Dam

By Serene Assir Badriyah (Iraq) (AFP) -- U.S. warplanes and drones carried out 1 ...

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Even Red States Can’t Ignore Rising Green Economy

Even Red States Can’t Ignore Rising Green Economy

With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private ut ...

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