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SeaWorld Won’t Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

By Dana Farrington on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after an orca named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.

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Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In

By Nina Totenberg on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.

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Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray It

By Bill Chappell on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

A video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

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President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are ‘Cowardly’

By Bill Chappell on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in “cowardly acts” and “has no place in the 21st century,” President Obama said Wednesday.

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Israel’s Netanyahu Vows ‘A Continuous Campaign’ Against Hamas

By Bill Chappell on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm

The comments come a day after a truce collapsed, leading to the resumption of rocket fire against Israel and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 20 Palestinians have been killed since then.

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A ‘Different Dynamic’ In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests

By Bill Chappell on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen’s death in the St. Louis suburb.

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Book News: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Memoir To Be Published

By Annalisa Quinn on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the “Lioness of Iran,” has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.

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U.S. Authenticates Video Of Militants Beheading American Journalist

By Bill Chappell on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm

A video in which the extremist group the Islamic State claims to execute American journalist James Foley is authentic, according to U.S. intelligence analysts. Foley was abducted in Syria in 2012.

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Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm

By Dana Farrington on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department’s investigation of Michael Brown’s death would be full and fair.

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Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment

By Dana Farrington on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would “fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.”

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