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Friday August 22, 2014
President Obama said the beheading of an American journalist by militants in Syria “shocked the conscience” of the world, but vowed that America would not alter its strategy in Iraq.
A Special Operations team failed to rescue the journalist James Foley and other Americans held in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer.
The rock-star candidate who got elected on his electrifying promise has become a bored bird in a gilded cage.
Europe isn’t on the cusp of another Holocaust. But the situation is still pretty bad.
Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years.
Soldiers and the police blocked roads to a neighborhood of tens of thousands of people in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, and residents hurled rocks and stormed barricades trying to break out.
The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.
The rich are flown in on private planes, then picked up at the Burning Man airport, driven to their camp and served like kings and queens for a week.
People are getting killed because of their beliefs. Jews have a duty to speak up.
The finding, aided by advances in radiocarbon dating, sharply narrows the period in which Neanderthals and modern humans overlapped in Europe.
Witnesses to the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is scheduled to visit Wednesday.
You have been called for jury duty. But are you the kind of juror that the lawyers want?
Brisket, part of the Texas Trinity of barbecue, has been enthusiastically embraced by New Yorkers.
Mr. Iyengar, who practiced his asanas, or postures, well into his 90s, established yoga institutes on six continents.
Bob McDonnell, the Virginia ex-governor, began the political sales job of his life Wednesday, testifying to stave off conviction on corruption charges.
The militants had pressed the United States to provide several million dollars for the release of James Foley, an American journalist killed in retaliation for recent airstrikes in Iraq.
Why aren’t doctors promoting the lifesaving HPV vaccine?
The strike early Thursday was the most significant blow to the armed wing of Hamas’s leadership since Israel’s Gaza operation began six weeks ago.
The group believes the Federal Reserve has nearly exhausted its ability to repair damage caused by the recession.
Some important questions have gone unanswered in the Syria blame game.
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