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Courtesy Dan Shakal

Beheading of James Foley recalls past horrors

The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once again the risks faced by reporters in modern conflicts.

At least 69 other journalists have been killed covering the war in Syria,…

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Israel targets Hamas Aug. 20

Strikes, counter strikes resume in Mideast

Strikes and counter strikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell apart.

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James Foley in helmet

Courtesy Dan Shakal

Twitter removes images of Foley's purported death

Twitter users sharing images or video of the purported beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic militants are having their accounts taken down.

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James Foley: 'Brave and tireless' journalist

When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."

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Centers for Disease Control

Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure in California

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

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Bardarbunga volcano

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Will another Iceland volcano eruption hit air travel?

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune. Now another Icelandic volcano is rumbling.

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REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Michael Brown shooting: The grand jury's role

The fate of Darren Wilson -- the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed Michael Brown -- is heading to a jury.

But it may not be what you think.

For the first time Wednesday -- after 11 days of often emotional, sometimes violent protests…

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Ferguson August 20

Ferguson streets were calm until bottles flew

There were high hopes that the nightly protests in Ferguson would end peacefully for a change Tuesday. That promise held out for most of the evening -- until a water bottle flew at police.

By that time, most protesters had cleared out. Journalists…

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Ferguson protester holding sign

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

What we know about Ferguson

Events are unfolding at a rapid pace in Ferguson, Missouri. The city has been in turmoil since Aug. 9, when white city police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

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Missouri governor Jay Nixon

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Michael Brown shooting: Who's who in Ferguson

As tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, have bubbled, one official after another has taken the lead, grappling to figure out how to stop it from coming to a boil.

First, it was the police chief who took charge and stumbled. Then, the governor entered the…

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