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5 ways the Ice Bucket Challenge could change fundraising forever

The ice bucket challenge has raised almost $16 million for ALS — now groups are trying to cash in.

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2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. Read more »

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Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist, rescue mission failed

President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last... Read more »

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WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that... Read more »

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This week in history: The western Roman Empire falls

On August 23, 476 A.D., the Roman-German military commander Odoacer was proclaimed King of Italy by his troops. This event signaled the end of the western Roman empire and the beginning of the dark ages in Europe. Read more »

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Farm owners fined for refusing to host a wedding — for a lesbian couple

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Christian farm owners in upstate New York who declined a lesbian couple’s request to hold a wedding ceremony on their property have been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay the women $1,500 each. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug arrest

Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Target cuts annual profit outlook

Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Twitter tries to block images of James Foley killing

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Wildfire near Yosemite ebbs, some evacuees return

A wildfire that surged early and gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Facebook makes the most obvious move ever — labeling the Onion as satire

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Facebook shocked the world this week by doing the most obvious thing ever: Labeling satire as satire. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday — battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Colleges add luxury touches to new football stadiums

Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side — not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Pakistan troops guard parliament before mass rally

Pakistan deployed soldiers Tuesday to protect the seat of the country's government in Islamabad ahead of a planned march by thousands of anti-government protesters, the first military deployment in... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Saudi sentences 14 on terrorism charges, beheading

A Saudi court sentenced one man to death and 13 others to prison for their role in killing a foreigner, attacking government buildings and residential compounds and planning an assault on the U.S. and British embassies, state media... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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