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1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

Militants attack major air base in eastern Syria

Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the Syrian government in a province that is a stronghold of the Islamic State group, activists said.

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Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

5 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

Rescued dogs from Miss. head north for adoption

The Humane Society of the United States is bringing dozens of rescued dogs from Mississippi to its headquarters near Washington for care and adoption.

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Related Topix: Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, Tippah County, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

International Critics Turn Tables, Wag Finger at US over Ferguson Crisis

The images of conflict coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, often look more like a restless Middle East capital than a Midwest town.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ferguson, MO, Journalism

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

Amnesty International and a Washington think tank have "kissed and made up" after a tweet posted Monday night from the Center for Strategic and International Studies told Amnesty to "suck it."

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Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Court sets arguments in Wisconsin voter ID case

A federal appeals court in Chicago has set oral arguments in the fight over Wisconsin's voter identification law for next month.

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Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Times of Oman

Indian court orders release of woman on hunger fast for 14 years

Social activist from Manipur, Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for 12 years demanding the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act , arrives at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi in this file photo.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia,

Amnesty International USA

Israel: Human rights access to Gaza imperative amid renewed exchange of fire

The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation, said Amnesty International today.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Territories

Townhall

Can Oil and Sanctimony Mix?

When Al-Jazeera bought Current TV for $500 million in January 2013, former Vice President Al Gore, who co-founded Current, praised the deal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Michigan, Michigan Government, Jennifer Granholm, US Governors, Opinion

WBEZ-FM Chicago

Global Activism: Student Startups

One of the biggest trends in service work is college-aged students starting their own non-profit organizations and following their passion to make a positive impact.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Heartland Institute

Greens are the Enemies of Energy

Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the "renewable" kind, wind and solar, that is more costly and next to useless.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming

Bellingham Herald

Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets as night falls

Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black Lawyers for Justice and other groups joined St. Louis-area community activists Monday to again call for restraint on the part of protesters seething over the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Violent Crime, Jay Nixon, US Governors

SanLuisObispo.com

Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets as night falls

Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black Lawyers for Justice and other groups joined St. Louis-area community activists Monday to again call for restraint on the part of protesters seething over the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Violent Crime, Jay Nixon, US Governors

News10.net

Can't dodge viral Ice Bucket Challenge, but whom does it serve?

On social media platforms, it's been nearly impossible to escape the Ice Bucket Challenge videos and photos of people dumping ice water over their heads.

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ABC News

Saudi Arabia Executes 4 for Hashish Smuggling

Saudi Arabia executed four people from the same family Monday for attempting to smuggle "large quantities" of hashish into the kingdom, officials and a rights group said.

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Related Topix: World News, Yemen, Death Penalty, Drugs, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Cybercast News Service

Princeton: Staff didn't harm ball-riding monkey

Princeton University says it found no evidence that its researchers mistreated a monkey by putting into a ferret exercise ball and had it roll on the floor for 13 minutes.

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Related Topix: Princeton University

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Reports: Islamic State group kills Syria tribesmen

The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led amid the country's civil war, activists said Monday.

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NewsOK.com

Reports: Islamic State group kills Syria tribesmen

The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led amid the country's civil war, activists said Monday.

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Global Voices Online

A Gathering of Indigenous Language Digital Activism in Oaxaca, Mexico

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News, Blog News

WATE-TV Knoxville

Activists: Jihadis close to north Syria army base

New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Riot, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Rick Perry

WFAA-TV Dallas

Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken

Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama,

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