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'CIA Canoe Pool,' other revelations from declassified gov't papers
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:24:17 -0400

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters BuildingWhat do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week?



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Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Virginia student
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case.



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Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:47:25 -0400

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Military authorization to arm, train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been signed into law.



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White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:03:46 -0400

U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Vice President Joseph Biden (L) as he launches the "It's On Us" campaign to help prevent sexual assault on school campuses while in WashingtonBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. In its latest effort to help college campuses confront the issue, the White House is relying on a combination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, social media and star power to spread its message aimed at preventing and coping with such assaults. ...



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NFL opens door for overhaul after domestic violence crisis
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:41:10 -0400

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Seattle SeahawksBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Goodell said rules governing personal conduct for players and other employees will change and that experts from outside the league will help it shape that new policy. ...



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Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:04:17 -0400

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR ROWLAND MAKES RESIGNATION SPEECH.By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he secretly advised, a federal jury found on Friday. Rowland, a Republican who resigned from office a decade ago after admitting to taking gifts from people who did business with the state, was found guilty of seven criminal counts including two of falsifying records in a federal investigation. ...



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Vienna's Jewish Museum returns painting seized by Nazis to heirs
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:25:45 -0400
A Jewish museum in Vienna returned a painting that was seized by the Nazis in 1938 to the artist's grandnieces on Friday, part of a wider move in Austria to deal with art illegally acquired after Germany annexed the country in 1938. The 1922 work "The coffee hour. Fanny, the sister of the artist" by Jewish artist Jehudo Epstein, was handed to the granddaughter of the woman in the painting, Anne Starkey, who traveled from Britain to receive the piece, the museum said.
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Army opens Ranger school to women
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:05:15 -0400

Female Veterans Lay Wreath At World War II Memorial In WashingtonThe Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.



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225 victims of MH17 identified
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:14:58 -0400

Members of a group of international experts inspect the territory at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of HraboveForensic experts have identified a total of 225 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families, Dutch authorities said on Friday.



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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

Goodell: NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by Super Bowl.



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Ex-Gov. Rowland convicted in finance scheme
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:58:12 -0400

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)A jury convicted former Conn. Gov. John Rowland of crimes in a campaign finance scheme.



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Suspect in Bali suitcase murder confesses
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:16:44 -0400

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, an Indonesian police officer escorts Tommy Schaefer, left, as he is brought to the police station for questioning in relation to the death of his girlfriend's mother, in Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort. The American man on Indonesia?s Bali island has confessed that he killed his girlfriend?s mother in a luxury hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, Indonesian police said Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)A U.S. man detained in Bali has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase, police confirmed on Friday. Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Mack, 19, both from Chicago, were arrested on Aug. 13 after the battered body of Sheila von Weise-Mack was found in a bloody suitcase outside a luxury hotel on the resort island in Indonesia. Police said the suspects made separate confessions in which Schaefer admitted to killing Wiese-Mack, 62, and Mack, who is three months pregnant, admitted to helping him stuff her body into the suitcase. ...



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Scots' 'No' doesn't stop Catalan secession push
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:23:29 -0400

A fan waves a Scottish national flag alongside others waving 'Estelada' flags, that symbolize Catalonia's independence during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Barcelona and Apoel at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Parliament in Spain's Catalonia region gives leader power to call secession referendum.



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Islamic State captures 60 Syrian villages
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:35:05 -0400

This file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows a convoy of vehicles and fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq's Anbar Province.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.



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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:06:40 -0400

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, shows the Peanut Corp. of America plant in Blakely, Ga. The nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness is presenting jurors with a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and other Peanut Corporation of America workers knowingly shipped salmonella tainted nuts with faked data showing they were clean. Their defense, Salmonella tests aren't even required by law. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)The head of a peanut company that distributed salmonella-tainted peanuts that sickened hundreds of people across the U.S. five years ago has been convicted of conspiracy and other charges.



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Unemployment rises in 24 U.S. states
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:16:57 -0400

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Continuing Claims Lowest Since 2007Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.



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Obama: Campus sex assault an 'affront to our basic humanity'
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:39:58 -0400

Capital Journal: America's Plan Against ISISWASHINGTON (AP) ? Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.



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From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:39:44 -0400

Deso DoggAs war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there.



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Scottish nationalist leader quits
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:18:04 -0400

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond looks down during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/PA, Danny Lawson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEAlex Salmond resigned as leader of his party Friday, will quit as First Minister after losing independence referendum.



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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:44:20 -0400

President Barack Obama pauses during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.



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