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Thailand's Parliament Hands Prime Minister Post To Coup Leader

August 21, 2014 - 7:50am

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a May putsch against the country's democratically elected government, was approved unanimously by a hand-picked legislature.

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Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'?

August 21, 2014 - 7:13am

A pair of authors believe that certain traits such as ruthlessness and fearlessness can enhance your life.

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U.S. Won't Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State

August 21, 2014 - 6:59am

American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. The attacks come despite threats to kill other hostages.

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Afghanistan Expels 'Times' Reporter Over Article About Potential Coup

August 21, 2014 - 6:26am

New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg was forced to leave Afghanistan after officials called one of his recent stories a threat to national security.

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Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown

August 21, 2014 - 6:24am

The nation's second-largest bank has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle allegations that it misled investors into buying toxic mortgage-backed securities.

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An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted — In 1962

August 21, 2014 - 6:13am

As we unpack St. Louis' long, tense history of racial unrest amid continuing protests in Ferguson, Mo., we find striking parallels between the events of years past and those of the past few weeks.

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After Night Of Calm, National Guard To Be Withdrawn From Ferguson

August 21, 2014 - 5:11am

The move by Gov. Jay Nixon to pull out the troops came after a night that involved only a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb.

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Hamas Says Israeli Airstrike Killed 3 Senior Commanders

August 21, 2014 - 4:15am

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the Shin Bet, the country's domestic security service, for intelligence that set up Thursday's attack.

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Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching!

August 21, 2014 - 3:16am

Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks.

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'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive': American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

August 21, 2014 - 2:57am

Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol have gone through "a rigorous course of treatment and thorough testing," Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner says.

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Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon

August 20, 2014 - 9:32pm

The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.

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U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

August 20, 2014 - 4:30pm

The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.

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Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

August 20, 2014 - 4:30pm

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.

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U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

August 20, 2014 - 3:01pm

The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

August 20, 2014 - 1:48pm

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

August 20, 2014 - 1:45pm

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.

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Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences

August 20, 2014 - 1:28pm

The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile

August 20, 2014 - 12:59pm

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.

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SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

August 20, 2014 - 12:44pm

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale 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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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

August 20, 2014 - 12:17pm

The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.

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