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AP Wire
Aug 21, 2014

1. OFFICIALS: RESCUE MISSION FAILED

Obama sent special forces to Syria this summer to save Americans held by the Islamic State, but they failed to locate any — including journalist James Foley.

2. SOCIAL MEDIA PUSHING BACK AT MILITANT PROPAGANDA

Extremists have turned their social media into a theater of horror — but companies are censoring objectionable content and users are determined not to let it go viral.

3. HOLDER VISITS FERGUSON, DESCRIBES OWN RUN-INS WITH POLICE

The U.S. attorney general tells community leaders of the humiliation he felt after having his car searched after he was twice pulled over in New Jersey.

4. NAVY BOOTS 34 FOR CHEATING

The AP's Robert Burns reports that the sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring at a nuclear power training site.

5. WHERE HIGH COURT IS DELAYING GAY MARRIAGE

Same-sex couples will have to wait to wed in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court puts on hold an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

6. LIBERIAN SLUMS BARRICADED AMID EBOLA FEARS

Riot police and soldiers seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people across West Africa.

7. BIG BANK AGREES TO BIG SETTLEMENT

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion deal with the government to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials say.

8. WHAT FARMER'S ALMANAC SAYS IS IN STORE

The 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the U.S.

9. CRITICS PREDICT EMMY WINNERS

Among other best guesses, the AP's Lynn Elber and Frazier Moore both believe "True Detective" will take home the trophy for best drama.

10. WHO'S STARTING AT QB FOR CLEVELAND

Brian Hoyer — not hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel — will be under center when the Browns open their season against Pittsburgh on Sept. 7.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#3. Eric Holder's police shooting record? Dismal. Obama/Holder Ferguson Antics All About MidTerm Politics

As the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1993 to 1997, Holder was in charge of policing the local police. When police violence spiraled out of control, he did little to protect Washington residents from rampaging lawmen.

The number of killings by Washington police doubled between 1988 and 1995, the year 16 civilians died due to police gunfire. Washington police shot and killed people at a higher rate than any other major city police department, as a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post investigation revealed in late 1998. The Post reported that "Holder said he did not detect a pattern of problematic police shootings and could not recall the specifics of cases he personally reviewed." Holder declared: "I can't honestly say I saw anything that was excessive."

In one case, a police officer shot a suspect four times in the back when he was unarmed and lying on the ground. But Holder's office never bothered interviewing the shooter." http://www.usatoday.com/story/op...

#3. Michael Brown family to N.Y. rally Saturday

The family of Michael Brown will attend a march Saturday led by the Rev. Al Sharpton on Staten Island on behalf of Eric Garner, who died last month in the borough’s Tompkinsville neighborhood. http://www.politico.com/story/20...

#3. Utah Police Shoot & Kill Unarmed Man Wearing Headphones Because He Couldn’t Hear Their Orders - Mormons and other Caucasions Loot, Riot, and Burn

"Police shot and killed a 20-year-old Monday who was wanted for probation violation, but the man’s brother said he was wearing headphones and could not hear officers’ orders." http://www.ebengregory.com/2014/...

(I made up the looting rioting and burning - that's only allowed under certain circumstances).

#3. Harry Reid backs military gear to local police

"“The issue is this: Whether we should we allow surplus equipment the military has to go to police departments. I say yes. We have police departments all over the country, including those in Nevada, who are desperate for more resources. And the mere fact that you have the equipment doesn’t mean that you have to use it,” (DUH) http://www.politico.com/story/20...

11. High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed

"Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church.

“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” Turner told WMC." http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/20...

MaHubah

#1 Of course they did! They tried, they really did! If you knew you were about to get your head cut off like Foley, you would have a slight tremor in your voice at the very least. If you were parents of a son who just had their head cut off you probably would not give a press conference a day later without some emotion. Kind of reminds me of Newtown.

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