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American Headline News for 8 Aug 2014

See a Naked, Pregnant Pic of"I got it from my mama" - That's all Kourtney Kardashian needed to say. Kardashian, 35, posted a split of her naked and pregnant with a flashback photo of her mother Kris Jenner, also naked and... carrying. The photo was in the vain of Throwback Thursday as Kardashian's pic is when she was pregnant with her first child Mason, 4. She's currently expecting her and Scott Disick's third baby. The two reality stars are also parents to daughter Penelope, 2.
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A mosquito pool in Hyde Park tested positive for West Nile Virus, the third such positive test in Boston in the past three weeks.
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In a country known for quixotic public campaigns, China's latest surely ranks among its most creative.
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The U.S. Department of State on Thursday ordered the families of its diplomats in Liberia -- one of the worst-hit countries in the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak -- to leave the country, and recommended... avoiding unnecessary travel to the region.
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There's still no deal in Gaza. Negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian delegations took place in Cairo this week and both sides have made one thing clear: their demands are different from those... made during previous Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire talks over the years, and a compromise will be hard to come by without one side making extreme concessions.
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Man dies days after gettingA man died this afternoon, three days after he was hit by a semi-tractor trailer truck as he rode a bicycle in the Archer Heights neighborhood, authorities said.
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A Bite From This Tick CouldDoctors suddenly see hundreds of cases
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Man Charged With Starting HugeIt was the third-largest fire in the state's history
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U.S. Army ends questioning of Bowe Bergdahl

Chicago Tribune - 8 Aug 2014 01:24
U.S. Army ends questioning ofThe military completed its questioning of freed U.S. prisoner of war Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Thursday and a U.S. Army general must now recommend whether he should face charges over the circumstances... that led to his capture by the Taliban.
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Parents of India rape victimAn Indian fashion shoot depicting a woman being sexually assaulted on a bus has stirred memories of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in 2012, outraging the victim's parents and activists who have... demanded action against the photographer.
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President Obama announced on Thursday that he has authorized the use of airstrikes in Iraq if they are necessary to protect American personnel. He also stated that humanitarian air drops have been... made to help besieged religious minorities in the country.
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Well, this might be a first. The White House was temporarily locked down Thursday night as Secret Service responded to a unique incident on the North Lawn. Fence-jumpers are a frequent occurrence... here, but not like this. A toddler apparently squeezed through the north fence,...
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Last week, Gawker uncovered a hapless tie-up between genetically modified seed/pesticide giant Monsanto and Condé Nast Media—publisher of The New Yorker, Bon Appetit,  GQ, Self, Details, and other... magazines—to produce "an exciting video series" on the "topics of food, food chains and sustainability." Since then, I've learned that Condé Nast's Strategic Partnerships division dangled cash before several high-profile food politics writers, in unsuccessful attempt to convince them to participate.   Marion Nestle, author of the classic book Food Politics and a professor at New York University, told me she was offered $5,000 to participate for a single afternoon. Nestle told me she almost accepted, because at first she didn't know Monsanto was involved, because the initial email she...
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3 Decades Later, Remains of3 decades after shocking mass suicide-murder, remains of 9 Jonestown bodies found in Delaware
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Congo's Presidential EntourageThe incident was allegedly captured on video and posted on YouTube
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Comedienne Joan Rivers says she will "stand behind" what she told a paparazzo about not feeling sadness for civilians killed in Gaza.
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UN calls for international help for Iraq

Al Jazeera English - 8 Aug 2014 01:40
Security Council appeal comes amid claims that US war planes bombed targets belonging to Islamic State group.
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CDC: Unclear WhetherOfficial: "Unlikely to know from the experience of ... a handful of patients."
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Body found at notorious Fla.George Owen Smith, a 14-year-old caught with an older boy in a stolen car, was sent in 1940 to a reform school in the Florida Panhandle, never to be seen again by his family.
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ISIS, AKA Islamic State, WarnsIraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.... REUTERS/Stringer
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Piecing Together the 'Step Up' Cinematic Universe

The Atlantic Wire - 8 Aug 2014 19:49
Piecing Together the 'Step Up'With this weekend's release of Step Up All In, the long-running dance movie franchise achieves the rarified milestone of a FIFTH theatrically released installment. So how do all five movies relate to... one another? We're here to explain.
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7 Things More Offensive ThanPlantiffs are flirting with near fatal levels of hypocrisy, as patrons can commit some truly outrageous sins during their meals
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Gun found in man's carry-onA firearm was discovered Thursday night inside the carry-on luggage of a 62-year-old man at Midway International Airport, said officials.
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Power plant proposal generatesThe village of Oakwood Hills hides on the edges of suburbia, away from major roads and huddled around tiny Silver Lake, an enclave of about 2,000 people.
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The truce was set to expire at 1:00 a.m. anyway, and it does appear there will be an extension.
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