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Diane and John Foley talk to reporters after speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 outside their home in Rochester, N.H.  Their son, James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic StateObama, allies condemn killing of journalist, pledge to stand firm against Islamic State
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Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspectFriend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect expected to plead guilty to obstruction charges
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McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forumMcConnell, Grimes go on the attack on variety of subjects during 1st joint appearance
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Liberia security forces blockade an area around the West Point Ebola center as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new recordLiberia seals off slums as West Africa's caseload tops all previous Ebola outbreaks combined
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel passes during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Johnny Manziel: 'I'm the backup quarterback'Browns rookie Johnny Manziel hoping for lower profile now that he's not going to start
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Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summerFrom shiver to swelter: Old Farmer's Almanac predicts colder-than-usual winter, hotter summer
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FILE - This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are opening lower Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, after two straight days of gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Despite Fed, a late push sends US stocks higherDespite higher rate talk from the Fed, a late push sends US stocks higher; Bond yields rise
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High court blocks same-sex unions in VirginiaSupreme Court puts same-sex marriage on hold in Virginia until outcome of appeal is determined
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 residents line up to collect drinking water in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made significant gains Wednesday upon rebel-held territory, capturing a large part of the city of Luhansk and encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city, in fighting that left at least 43 dead. (AP Photo/Antoine E.R. Delaunay)
Ukrainian govt troops take over much of LuhanskUkraine takes over large part of Luhansk from rebels; 52 reported killed near Donetsk
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  • Va. deputy shoots daughter sneaking back home

    A Virginia sheriff's deputy mistook his 16-year-old daughter for an intruder early Tuesday and shot her as she sneaked back into their home, authorities say. WVEC-TV Norfolk, Fri, Aug 15 2014 @ 04:51 PM
  • Virginia Deputy Shoots Own Daughter By Mistake

    What's worse than being busted for sneaking out of the house? How about getting shot by your own dad in the process? This bizarre turn of events took place thanks to a rather jumpy Virginia sheriff's deputy named Easton McDonald. WebProNews, Sun, Aug 17 2014 @ 08:13 PM
  • Loudoun County animal watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. The Washington Post, Wed, Aug 20 2014 @ 11:28 AM
  • Loudoun distaste for new residential has real-life consequences. Meet the Kratzkes

    John and Marcia Kratzke thought they had a deal to sell their property on Gum Spring Road to Miller Smith. Business Journal, Tue, Aug 19 2014 @ 04:51 PM
  • Lessons learned on the farm

    Back in the 1970s, Chip and Susan Planck faced one of those watershed moments in life that seemed preordained in hindsight but at the time reflected a profound leap of faith. The Washington Post, Tue, Aug 19 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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