IS claims it beheaded Japanese hostage Goto

Beirut (AFP) – The Islamic State group released a video Saturday purportedly showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. In it, Goto is seen kneeling, dressed...
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Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to approve the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite the White House saying earlier in the day...
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Yahoo rallies as plan to spin off remaining Alibaba stake revealed

Yahoo (YHOO[1]) had one mission in its fourth-quarter earnings report and the actual earnings didn’t have much to do with it. Instead, investors wanted to see the company’s...
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In battle against Islamic State, Iraqi tribal chiefs plead for more U.S. aid

View gallery . Sheikh Ahmed Abu Risha addresses Iraqi troops on June 21, 2014, in the city of Ramadi. (AFP via Getty Images) The meeting in the Virginia home of retired Gen....
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2 dead in shooting at NYC Home Depot

Two people are dead following a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, police say. A spokeswoman for the NYPD told Yahoo News that both victims were male employees,...
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Supreme Court to review Okla. execution procedure

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma’s controversial method of execution by lethal injection,...
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DOJ ready to clear Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, says NYT

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Intrigue surrounds Argentine prosecutor’s death

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s government said Monday there was no indication that anybody else was involved in the death of a prosecutor who had accused President...
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To keep up with demand, Charlie Hebdo ups print run

Charlie Hebdo announced Saturday that it will increase its print run of the first post-attack edition once more, after swift sellouts internationally. The French satirical newspaper...
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Anonymous burial for 1 of 3 terrorists behind France attacks

PARIS (AP) — City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections...
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