US Peace Corps evacuates hundreds from west Africa over Ebola outbreak State Dep…

US Peace Corps evacuates hundreds from west Africa over Ebola outbreak State Department said hundreds evacuated as two volunteers under isolation after having contact with infected person US Peace Corps evacuates hundreds from west Africa over Ebola outbreak www.theguardian.com State Department said hundreds evacuated as two volunteers under isolation after having contact with infected person

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Drilling in the Dark

As production of shale gas soars, the industry’s effects on nature and wildlife remain largely unexplored, according to a study by a group of conservation biologists published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on August 1. The report emphasizes the need to determine the environmental impact of chemical contamination from spills, well-casing failure, and other accidents.

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Rasmea Odeh court hearing, Judge Borman refuses to step down

Detroit, MI – As Rasmea Odeh appeared at the U.S. Court in Detroit here July 31, 120 supporters made a long picket line near the front steps.

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First Indochina War Ended 60 Years Ago [Photo]

A wounded Vietminh prisoner is given first aid by Franco Vietnamese medicals after hot fire fight near Hung Yen, south of Hanoi, 1954. US Department of Defense On this date in 1954 the first Indochina War officially ended. After a long war in Viet Nam, culminating in the nearly four month battle of Dien Bien Phu, the French withdrew under the the Geneva Acccords

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New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas
New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas

New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas TAGS – Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire … LIVE UPDATES: U.S. State Department says sides agree to …

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Calif. cop involved in incident at Occupy protest gets job back – Police News

By Henry Lee San Francisco Chronicle OAKLAND — An Oakland police officer who was fired after he lobbed a tear-gas canister into a group of people trying to help an Iraq War veteran who had been struck in the head by a police beanbag has won his job back through arbitration, his attorney said Wednesday. Officer Robert Roche was fired in September in connection with an Occupy Oakland protest Oct. 25, 2011, in which Scott Olsen was critically injured

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Senator Risch: Stop releasing funds to Iranian regime until Christian pastor is freed

U.S. Senator Jim Risch asked the U.S. State Department to stop releasing funds to the Iranian regime unless American Pator Saeed Abedini is released.

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Congress Is Putting A Lot Of Effort Into Doing Nothing About The Border Crisis

August recess starts very, very soon. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of the unaccompanied children, have crossed the border in recent months . AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool Basically no one knows what to do about this.

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Woman Sues After Becoming Unwitting Hostage In Unannounced Active Shooter Drill

A Colorado woman has filed suit against her former employer and the Carbondale Police Department after she says she was taken hostage during an unannounced active shooter drill. The training exercise, which occurred last October, allegedly resulted i…

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Environmentalists Plan Epic Climate March in NYC for September 21st

The People’s Climate March will surge through Manhattan on September 21 with an expected quarter million individuals in attendance. Times Square will be the site of the historic gathering as many will travel from across the country to support UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s ambitious goals to reduce global warming pollution.

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