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Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Charles Bowden was an investigative journalist who spent much of his career delving into the world of drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bowden died on Saturday after an illness.

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Israel Claims 988 Acres Of West Bank Land

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

U.S. U.N. and Palestinian officials have criticized the decision. The land at the heart of the dispute hugs the line separating the West Bank from Israel and reaches in toward Palestinian villages.

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Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Lauren Tilton is co-director, and Laura Wexler is Primary Investigator of Photogrammar, a Yale University project that has organized and mapped photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1946.

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Jihadi Recruiters Taylor Their Message To Online Trends

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Steve Inskeep talks to a Haras Rafiq, a counter extremism expert about how Jihadi recruiters convince young men in Britain and the U.S. to go and fight for ISIS.

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Cameron Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was abhorrent that British citizens declared their allegiance to groups like ISIS. He said new rules would allow police to seize passports of suspected militants.

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Despite Risks, Municipal Workers Stay On The Job In Donetsk

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Despite the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-supported separatists, some aspects of daily life continue. In rebel-held Donetsk, many city services are still functioning.

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Sen. Menendez Wants Ukraine Supplied With Defensive Weapons

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

David Greene talks to Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the situation in Ukraine. The New Jersey Democrat has just returned from a trip to Ukraine.

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Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

We're going to take a closer look at some changes that may be driving the casino closings in Atlantic City. One factor is competition — more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. In Maryland, the state opened its fifth casino in Baltimore last week.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:30am

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

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As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:28am

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:30am

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of August

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:33am

Check out our favorite dance tracks from the past month, featuring a new anthem from Recondite and some not-so-Basic House from the founder of Opal Tapes.

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FBI, Apple Investigate Claims Nude Celebrity Photos Posted Online

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:32am

The FBI is looking into allegations that online accounts of several celebrities had been hacked. Apple says it is determining whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked.

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U.S. Military Forces Targeted Extremist Network In Somalia

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:10am

A day after an Islamic-extremist group launched an attack in Somalia, U.S. military forces have struck back. A Pentagon spokesman says the results of the operation are being assessed.

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NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:49pm

NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.

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