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    Photos of the day - September 20, 2014 (36 photos)

    A security man guards during the Miss Egypt competition pre-final at the Saladin Citadel in Cairo, potatoes display images of U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd R) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin created by cartoon artists at a food fair in Krasnoyarsk and Marussia driver Max Chilton…

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  • Why the Secret Service didn’t shoot the White House fence-jumper

    The small army of Secret Service agents guarding the White House carry a wide range of weapons and get training on how to repel armed assaults – so why did no one shoot the intruder who jumped the fence on Friday and got all the way to the mansion’s doors?

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    Sierra Leone on Ebola lockdown (18 photos)

    Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the outbreak under control, thousands of…

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    Ferry awaits final voyage (24 photos)

    A John F. Kennedy-class ferryboat that connected the borough of Staten Island to Manhattan sits in a scrap metal yard on the western shore of Staten Island. Retired several years ago, this boat has been stripped down to its metal frame. Cold and eerie, the boat's decks are badly deteriorated from…

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  • Emily Ratajkowski On Film

    This is the most covered-up Emily Ratajkowski has ever been on a shoot—in Fall’s coziest coats and jackets, no less. Here’s a look at our day with the 23-year-old model/actress and the 74-year-old fashion photographer, famous for his images of frolicking ’90s Supers (Linda, Christy, Naomi, Kate…).

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  • The 'CIA Canoe Pool' and other revelations from declassified government papers

    So what do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week from its in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence?

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    Islamic State extremists (31 photos)

    Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday. "In the past 48 hours, they have taken 60 villages, 40 on Friday alone," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman, referring to…

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  • Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: 'Take politics out, take presidential ambitions out, do the right thing for children'

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.

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    "THE FENCE" is up at Photoville 2014 in Brooklyn, NY (11 photos)

    Now in its third year, THE FENCE is a 1,000 foot-long outdoor photographic installation put together in conjunction with PHOTOVILLE that draws 1.5 million visitors annually while on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This year — in partnership with Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the…

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    Photoville 2014 opens in Brooklyn, NY (14 photos)

    PHOTOVILLE , New York City’s FREE premier photo destination produced by United Photo Industries – is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers. Combining photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections, PHOTOVILLE welcomed…

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    Photos of the day - September 19, 2014 (33 photos)

    People wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong, Alibaba founder Jack Ma poses for photographers outside the New York Stock Exchange and artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea are some of the…

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    Scotland's vote for independence (61 photos)

    Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain's economic and…

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    Close-up of Icelandic volcano (19 photos)

    A fearless cameraman ventured within 15 meters of molten lava to capture these apocalyptic scenes from the aftermath of the recent Icelandic eruptions. Despite the fast-flowing lava trickling down from the crater, Valdimar Leifsson, 61, risked his life to get the stunning close-ups. A giant…

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    Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria (9 photos)

    For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Now…

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  • What I learned surfing in Hawaii with the first Hindu congresswoman

    Yahoo News goes surfing with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a war veteran and the first Hindu congresswoman.

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  • Florida granddad Don Spirit who killed family had also fatally shot son years before

    The Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records.

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    'Saul Leiter: Early Black and White' photo exhibit opens in New York City (12 photos)

    Saul Leiter will be presented by Howard Greenberg Gallery from September 18 – October 25, 2014. The exhibition represents the first solo show of the artist’s early black and white photography from the 1940s and 50s, and will focus on more than 40 images including many unique prints that have never…

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