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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 9:15am
Shot During Live Broadcast, Two Local Journalists Killed in Virginia
Updated (11:54 PM EDT) : Alleged shooter of journalists was disgruntled ex-employee; Suspected gunmen posted his own video footage of rampage to social media According to new reports, the alleged shooter in this morning's killing of two journalists for WDBJ-TV in Virginia has been identified as...
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Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 2:30pm
'You Stink': Beirut Protesters Now Calling for Revolution
Tens of thousands anti-government protesters clashed with police in central Beirut on Sunday evening just hours after Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam hinted he might step down following violence triggered by the month-long ' You Stink ' trash protests. Gunfire was heard as government riot...
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Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 1:15pm
Bernie Sanders Attracts 10,000 in South Carolina Campaign Swing
Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his progressive populism to deeply Republican South Carolina and found enthusiastic crowds totaling 10,000 during a two-day campaign swing as he made a pitch to connect with the black voters that provide most of the Democratic support in the early primary state. It was...
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Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 1:00pm
War Refugees Trapped, Under Fire Trying to Enter Macedonia
Several thousand rain-soaked war refugees and asylum-seekers ran across Macedonia's border from Greece Saturday as riot police chased them lobbing stun grenades, tear gas and beating them with batons. The violence came as Macedonia is cracking down on the flow of thousands of Syrian war refugees...
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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:30am
Protesters Forcibly Removed by Police As Arctic Drilling Ship Escapes Blockade
Ending a nearly two-day standoff, Greenpeace activists who had successfully blocked passage of a Shell Oil drilling vessel were dramatically removed from their positions on the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon on Thurdsay evening as a special team of law enforcement officers cut them away to...
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Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 2:30pm
Planned Parenthood Leader Speaks Out Against Highly-Edited Attack Videos
In her first major televised interview since a pair of "highly-deceptive" videos emerged trying to discredit her organization, the president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards appeared on 'This Week' on Sunday to discuss the orchestrated campaign. "Planned Parenthood has broken no laws," said...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Separate Attacks Leave One Dead in France and Dozens Killed in Tunisia
Developing... Violence was making global news headlines in two countries on Friday as an earlier attack on a U.S.-owned gas plant in France was later overshadowed by an attack on a hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where nearly thirty people are reported dead. The Associated Press reports on the attacks in...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:15pm
View from Yemen: Violence, Siege, Prospects for Peace
After more than two months of war and an increasingly dire humanitarian crisis that has become lost in the global news cycle, independent journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports Tuesday from the ground in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa to offer an up-close look at the devastation . Speaking with...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
'You're Outta Here, Son': Josh Fox Kicked Off Fox News Over Fracking Report
Josh Fox, an environmental activist and director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland , on Monday joined Fox News host Stuart Varney to discuss a recent government report on the effects of fracking on groundwater and the media's misleading coverage of its findings, as well as Varney's...
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 4:00pm
As Deadline Looms for Iran Talks, Kerry Breaks a Leg
A day after Tehran rejected a key Western demand for nuclear site inspections, US Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur in a cycling accident in Scionzier, France, on Sunday morning, State Department spokesman John Kirby said. After spending Sunday in a Geneva hospital, Kerry is to be...
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