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US Special Ops Tried but Failed to Find Hostages

Updated: 11:49 AM - President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

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Slain Journalist's Parents: He Died a Hero

Posted: 08/20/2014 - The parents of an American journalist slain by Islamic State militants say their son died a hero for revealing the stories of oppressed people in war-torn lands.

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Police, Protesters Collide Again in Ferguson

Posted: 08/19/2014 - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

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Sunken Vessel is World War II-Era USS Houston

Posted: 08/18/2014 - Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines, officials announced Monday.

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Pathologist: Brown May Have Had His Hands Raised

Posted: 08/18/2014 - An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

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'Don't Know' if Missouri Teen Shot with Hands Up

Posted: 08/18/2014 - A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned to the shooter, but "we don't know," a pathologist hired by the teen's family said Monday.

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Missouri Sends National Guard to Protesting Suburb

Posted: 08/18/2014 - Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

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Police Deploy Tear Gas to Impose Curfew in Ferguson, Missouri

Updated: 08/17/2014 - One person was shot and seven people were arrested early Sunday morning as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen walking down the street had been shot by a white police officer.

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Chief: Officer Didn't Know Brown was a Suspect

Posted: 08/15/2014 - The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn't know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting.

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Police Reveal Officer's Name in Teen's Death

Posted: 08/15/2014 - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.

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US Sends 130 More Troops to Iraq

Posted: 08/12/2014 - Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety.

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Police Use Tear Gas on Crowd Outside St. Louis

Posted: 08/11/2014 - Authorities in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was fatally shot by police have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd.

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Actor Robin Williams Dead At 63, Apparent Suicide

Updated: 08/12/2014 - The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, California. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old.

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