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  • Ferguson Protesters Hopeful Holder Can Bring Peace

    NBCNews.com - Found 1 hour agoFERGUSON, Missouri — Attorney General Eric Holder's visit could significantly calm tensions in this community where police shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brow...
  • U.S. attempted rescue of hostages in Syria

    CNN - Found 23 minutes agoThe Obama administration announced that earlier this summer, U.S. forces had attempted to rescue kidnapped journalist James Foley and others - but their efforts failed. CNN's...
  • Liberia cannot cope with Ebola

    CNN - Found 2 hours agoEditor's note: Cerue Konah Garlo is senior program officer at the International Research & Exchanges Board, based in Liberia. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solel...
  • Ballmer exit seen as positive

    Yahoo! Finance - Found 4 hours agoWith Steve Ballmer having given up his spot on Microsoft's (MSFT) board to focus on his new purchase, the Los Angeles Clippers, CEO Satya Nadella can continue his tra...
  • Exercise Found To Boost The Brainpower Of Young Children

    Red Orbit - Found 17 hours ago... redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Youngsters who are more physically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than thei...
  • Beware the Gilderoy Lockharts of the University

    Sweltering weather aside, it’s already the first week of school at thousands of colleges and universities across the country. For many students, that means “shopping” for classes—i.e., they’...
  • Ferguson’s Constitutional Crisis

    Of all the narratives coming out of Ferguson, Missouri—the militarization of local cops, the racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the acceptable uses of force—the constitutional stor...
  • Obama’s Next Move

    With his speech on Wednesday condemning ISIS in newly stark, determined language, President Obama now needs to step up his military campaign in equally dramatic fashion.
  • Dear Prudie Early Release: Dial M for Matricide

    As a member of Slate Plus, you’re reading this Slate story before anyone else can! This story is exclusive to Slate Plus members until Thursday at 6 a.m.
  • Dude, on the Set of the Big Lebowski

    Listen to Episode 75 of Slate’s The Gist:...

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  • US military 'tried to free Foley'

    The Pentagon says a US secret mission tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria, reportedly including murdered reporter James Foley.
  • Thailand coup general named as PM

    Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.
  • Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

    The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.
  • Pakistan talks over protests begin

    Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad.
  • Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

    Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.
  • 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

    Young athletes from around the globe are competing in more than two dozen events in Nanjing, China. The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ce...
  • Pope Francis in South Korea

    Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people." Francis spent five days in Sou...
  • Ferguson Protests

    There have been a week of protests, some peaceful and some violent, since the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The unrest prompted...
  • Supermoon photographs from around the world

    There’s something about moons and photographers. So when supermoons appear, it tends to bring out the best of them from all over the world, scoping out the best location to make a dramatic photograp...
  • Daily life: July 2014

    A look at selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of July. --Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total) A man practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, on the F...

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