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As Boko Haram Strengthens,Nigerian troops have floundered against the Islamist militants
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Coast Guard seizes cocaineNearly three tons of cocaine packed in bricks marked with smiley faces and black Lamborghini sports cars was offloaded by the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach, Florida on Thursday after being seized in... Caribbean waters near Panama last month.
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A new United Nations report released Thursday said that armed groups in Libya have indulged in widespread human rights abuses, including attacks on civilian buildings; shelling of hospitals; and... abduction, torture and unlawful killings of civilians.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Friday a new international coalition aimed at wiping out Islamic State militants. The plan against the extremist... group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, calls for stopping the flow of foreign fighters, cutting off its funding, addressing humanitarian crises and "delegitimizing" its ideology, Kerry said.
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Maine mom fights state to keepA teenage mother from Maine has the governor on her side in a legal battle to keep her ailing baby alive, even though the state now has custody and previously sought to enforce a "Do Not Resuscitate"... order.
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The U.S. has produced and distributed a graphic mock Islamic State propaganda video to fight the Sunni militant group via social media. The video, "Welcome to ISIS Land," was published by the State... Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, the State Department said in an email statement to the press Thursday night.
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More than 10 percent of women worldwide are raped or sexually abused by age 20, according to a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF.
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She was raised in an affluent suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, and loved Harry Potter and Coldplay. Now she's in Syria, married to an ISIS fighter, leaving her parents wondering what went wrong.
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F.D.A. Allows First Use Of a Novel Cancer Drug

The New York Times - 5 Sep 2014 01:55
The treatment unleashes the body's immune system against tumors, and will initially be used against advanced melanoma.
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Why Holder's Probe Won't FixNot all investigations are created equal, and this one is tackling a big problem with small tools
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Joan Rivers' Funeral To BeThe comedian will be honored in her hometown.
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Top CIA officer in BenghaziA U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox... News' Bret Baier.
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Caroline Wozniacki in U.S.Wozniacki beat Peng in a United States Open semifinal match after Peng could not continue with the score, 7-6 (1), 4-3.
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Five members of a private security team say an unidentified CIA station chief ordered them not to intervene (against their protests) as the consulate was under attack by militants. 
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A plane carrying a third U.S. missionary infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia left the capital of the West African nation on Thursday on the way back to the United States for treatment in Omaha,... Nebraska. Doctor Rick Sacra, a 51-year-old Boston physician, is the latest worker for the missionary SIM USA organization to be infected with the virus that has killed more than 1,900 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
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Faisal Al Yafai chief columnist at The National examines the contrasting strategies of Al Qaeda and ISIS.
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Many people were fearful that the army could not repel an attack by the Islamist militants, who have taken over other cities in the region.
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Syrian raids kill eighteenEighteen foreign fighters from the Islamic State, including an American jihadist, were killed in a Syrian air raid on a town near the militant group's main stronghold city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a... human rights monitoring group said on Thursday.
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US opens Ferguson civil rights inquiry

Al Jazeera English - 5 Sep 2014 02:00
US justice department says there is cause to investigate Ferguson police over death of black teenager, Michael Brown.
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Ukraine president attacks "Russian aggression" while also expressing cautious optimism that peace, even if it's temporary, could soon be in reach.
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Drone fly-by at U.S. Open

CNN - 5 Sep 2014 00:24
New York City police arrested a man for allegedly flying a drone inside the U.S. Open venue Wednesday night.
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State Police and NUPD are investigating three incidents in as many days.
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