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  • Arkansas college student impaled by flying golf club at fraternity

    By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK (Reuters) - An 18-year-old female Arkansas State University student was in critical condition at a hospital after being impaled in the neck by a golf club that broke apart in an accident at a fraternity, university and hospital officials said on Thursday. Natalie…

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  • U.S. government faces high bar charging cop in Ferguson death

    St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch expects a local grand jury investigating the killing to take evidence until mid-October, while a federal investigation may take longer and with results just as uncertain. Protesters have called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson since the…

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  • Marching and praying, U.S. clerics seek to restore calm in Ferguson

    By Carey Gillam and Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Some clad in clerical collars and others in flowing robes, religious leaders have descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to help end nearly two weeks of violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. We are close, we are so…

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  • New York City bill requires reports on solitary confinement

    By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Council approved a bill on Thursday requiring corrections officials to publish regular reports on the use of solitary confinement in city jails and the notorious Rikers Island complex. The reports will shed light on the practice of…

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  • In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

    By Warren Strobel and John Irish WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which…

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  • British Muslims urge cooperation in Foley murder hunt

    By Kate Holton and William James LONDON (Reuters) - British Muslim leaders urged people to contact police if they knew the identity of the man with an English accent who appeared in a video showing the beheading of an American journalist. The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest Muslim umbrella…

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  • Giant Palestine flag draped on New York bridge under investigation

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City detectives were searching on Thursday for activists suspected of unfurling a massive Palestine flag over the side of an East River bridge during a march in support of Palestinians in Gaza, police said. The flag, draped over the south side of the…

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  • WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday it would convene talks early next month on potential treatments and vaccines to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The infectious disease has killed 1,350 people among 2,473 cases in four countries - Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and…

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  • Virginia man named Stoner busted on marijuana charge: police

    (Reuters) - A Virginia man with the last name Stoner has been arrested for having $10,000 worth of marijuana plants, police said Thursday. Acting on a tip that Paul Scott Stoner, 42, was selling marijuana to children, police raided his Unionville home last Thursday and discovered the plants,…

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  • Hundreds pay it forward at Florida Starbucks in generosity rally

    The rally of java generosity began on Wednesday morning at a Starbucks in Florida, when one patron offered to buy an iced triple grande latte for the next customer in the drive-through line. "It was just somebody wanting to do a nice thing," said Celeste Guzman, a shift supervisor at the…

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  • Colorado voters to weigh in on GMO food labeling

    Colorado voters in November will have their say on a proposition that would require labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, or GMOS. Proponents of GMO labeling initiatives, who say they have the right to know what is in their food, have been gaining steam in the United…

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  • Weather system east of Caribbean could turn into tropical storm

    (Reuters) - An area of low pressure located east of the Caribbean Sea has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm in the next 48 hours, U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said, referring to the weather system now about 350 miles (563 km) east…

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  • Public safe as two Americans treated for Ebola released from hospital: doctor

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said on Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, who both contracted the deadly virus in Liberia,…

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  • Oklahoma Catholic bishop sues over planned black mass

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma’s Catholic Archbishop filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to halt the use of what he said were stolen communion wafers destined for a satanic black mass ceremony to be held next month in Oklahoma City. The lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District…

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  • National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri

    By Carey Gillam and Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The governor of Missouri ordered the withdrawal on Thursday of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager. …

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  • Ford tells U.S. dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models

    Ford Motor Co has told its U.S. A Ford spokeswoman said Thursday none of the affected vehicles were sold to customers and that less than 50 were on U.S. Some C-Max and Focus models built at the Michigan Assembly Plant outside of Detroit from Aug. 8 to Aug. 15 may not have enough ball bearings in…

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  • One dead, one injured in New York boat explosion

    (Reuters) - One person was killed and another was injured in a boat explosion at a New York marina fuel station, police said on Thursday. The 33-foot (10 meter) Carver motor boat burst into flames while being refueled at the Manhasset Bay Marina in the Long Island community of Port Washington on…

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  • U.S. aid workers released from Atlanta hospital after cleared of Ebola

    By Rich Mckay ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Two American aid workers who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola they contracted in Liberia now pose no health risk to the public after being cleared of the virus and released from an Atlanta hospital, one of their doctors said on Thursday. Dr. Kent…

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  • California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents

    Birth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender under a bill passed by the legislature on Wednesday. The bill, which now goes to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, would allow parents to identify themselves as father,…

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