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Thai Police Issue Arrest Warrants For 2 More Bombing Suspects

By Eyder Peralta on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Over the weekend, police arrested a man whom they have not charged. Police, however, gave themselves the $84,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest.

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Kanye Is Running For President And One Other Must-Watch VMA Moment

By Eyder Peralta on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Perhaps the most controversial moment came when Nicki Minaj took on Miley Cyrus. It’ll be the talk of the water cooler today, so you might as well take a look.

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EU Ministers Call Emergency Meeting To Discuss Migrant Crisis

By Eyder Peralta on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: September 1, 2015 at 6:03 am

Europe has seen an unprecedented number of migrants and asylum seekers reach its borders. EU ministers called the meeting, in part, to try to decide which migrants are treated as refugees.

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Wes Craven, Master Horror Movie Director, Dies At 76

By Camila Domonoske on August 30th, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm

The legendary director of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream has died. His films, which often mixed slasher gore with wry humor, helped reinvent the horror genre.

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Obama To Rename Continent’s Highest Peak From Mount McKinley To Denali

By Brakkton Booker on August 30th, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 9:03 am

Efforts to change the mountain’s name back to Denali date back to 1975. The White House says changing the name back “recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives.”

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over ‘Online Rumors’

By Scott Neuman on August 30th, 2015 | Last updated: August 30, 2015 at 5:03 pm

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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Jefferson Davis Statue Comes Down At University of Texas

By Scott Neuman on August 30th, 2015 | Last updated: August 30, 2015 at 3:03 pm

The larger-than-life sculpture of the president of the Confederacy was removed after an appeal to block the move was rejected last week.

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Refugee Children Rescued In Austria Reportedly Disappear From Hospital

By Scott Neuman on August 30th, 2015 | Last updated: August 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

The three Syrian children, aged 5 and 6, were near death from dehydration when they were discovered by police in the back of a minivan on Saturday.

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Motive Still Sought In Fatal Shooting Of Texas Sheriff’s Deputy

By Scott Neuman on August 30th, 2015 | Last updated: August 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Authorities have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles in the “execution-style” murder of Deputy Darren Goforth, but investigators have yet to make public any motive for the killing.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

By Scott Neuman on August 30th, 2015 | Last updated: August 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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