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Race
5:41 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?

Police arrest a demonstrator protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 8:04 am

There was nobody at the QuikTrip on Thursday — that's the gas station and convenience store that burned down on the first night of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. It was once a focal point for protesters.

On Thursday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered his state's National Guard to start withdrawing, a sign of the calm that has finally descended on the city racked by protests ever since police shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man named Michael Brown.

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Media
5:12 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 6:24 pm

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Middle East
5:12 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 6:24 pm

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Parallels
4:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State

This image posted on a militant website shows ISIS fighters marching in Raqqa, Syria, where the extremist group trains recruits, including Westerners.
AP

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 9:18 pm

British authorities are trying to identify the masked man who executed American photojournalist James Foley in a video that has caused massive global reaction.

The man — who appears wearing all black, holding a knife, and wearing a gun holster — speaks in an accent that linguists say sounds like someone from East or South London. The video yields other clues to the man's identity, such as his height and the fact that he's left-handed.

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Law
4:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 6:24 pm

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Politics
4:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., takes questions from the media in April during an appearance in Durham. Hagan has tried for her first 5 1/2 years in the U.S. Senate to convince North Carolina voters that being in the middle of the road is a good thing.
Gerry Broome AP

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 12:06 pm

North Carolina is one of the half-dozen states that could cost the Democrats their majority in the Senate this November, and both contenders in the race are hoping to capitalize on a backlash.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Two Farms Get Grants For Value Added Products

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two Vermont farms are getting a total of more than $185,000 in grants as part of a federal program that encourages the production of value-added agricultural products.

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New England News
10:45 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Almanac Predicts Colder Winter and Hotter Summer

Credit Yankee Publishing

Winter's going to be colder than usual and next summer hotter. So says the Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts.

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New England News
9:45 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Snow Gun Exchange Program Created To Help Energy Costs

Snow gun
Credit Tim Gillin/Flickr

Ski resorts in Vermont are upgrading their snowmaking equipment with help from a statewide energy efficiency program.

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National Security
8:30 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:59 pm

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