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Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers

By Scott Neuman on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm

The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.

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White House: Islamic State Has ‘Gained Capacity’ In Recent Months

By Scott Neuman on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.

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‘More That Could Have Been Done’ To Help Foley, His Brother Says

By Bill Chappell on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, “We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn’t even have to be financial.”

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Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane In ‘Dangerous Intercept’

By Scott Neuman on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an “aggressive” manner.

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Scientists Searching For Alien Air Pollution

By Geoff Brumfiel on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Looking for extraterrestrial smog may be a good way to search for alien intelligence, according to a Harvard researcher.

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Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

By Bill Chappell on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

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Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted

By Scott Neuman on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm

The government hopes to clamp down on rampant cross-border smuggling of government-subsidized staples that has caused shortages on the country’s store shelves.

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Who Owns A Monkey’s Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says

By Bill Chappell on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey’s photo can’t be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by anyone else — because it wasn’t taken by a human.

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Hamas Executes Suspected Informants After Deadly Israeli Strike

By Bill Chappell on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm

One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has killed more than a dozen people it believes were spying for Israel.

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Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev’s Protests

By Scott Neuman on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

The white trucks, which Moscow says are carrying only humanitarian aid, have been held up at the border for more than a week over fears they could be a ruse to resupply separatists.

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