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FBI Chief Says U.S. Has Identified Man Who Beheaded Americans

By Eyder Peralta on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

The Islamic State released a video that appears to show a masked man beheading two American journalists. FBI Director James Comey would not name the suspect.

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Obama Calls On International Community To Fight Ebola

By Scott Neuman on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The president warned that the U.S. alone could not halt the epidemic and that without more help to stop the disease, hundreds of thousands of people could die.

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Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes To Michael Brown’s Family

By Scott Neuman on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Thomas Jackson said he was sorry to the victim’s family and to anyone who felt their right to “peacefully protest” had not been protected by authorities.

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Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

By Carrie Johnson on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 8:41 am

The nation’s first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

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Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited Vacation

By Rich Preston on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 5:41 pm

The British billionaire and Virgin Group founder has long been a business revolutionary, but his latest venture is raising a few eyebrows.

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Grand Jury Won’t Indict Officers In Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

By Scott Neuman on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The Department of Justice says it will begin a review of police department procedures in Beavercreek, Ohio, where officers fatally shot a 22-year-old black man at a Wal-Mart store.

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Radical Muslim Cleric Reportedly Among 9 Arrested In Britain

By Scott Neuman on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Anjem Choudary, the former head of al-Muhajiroun, is said to be among those arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism or supporting a banned organization.

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Airstrikes Hit ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

By Scott Neuman on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 11:42 am

The facilities, captured by Islamic State militants earlier this year, are said to produce $2 million worth of refined oil each day to help fund the extremist organization.

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U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

By Scott Neuman on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 5:42 pm

The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremist groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.

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Hollande: French Hostage ‘Assassinated’ By Algerian Extremists

By Scott Neuman on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

The group calling itself Soldiers of the Caliphate released a video purportedly showing the beheading of kidnapped mountain guide Herve Gourdel.

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