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Saturday, August 29, 2015
WASHINGTON - The United States named a senior envoy Friday to work for the safe return of hostages after criticism of its response to the kidnap and murder of Americans held in Syria.
The chief executive of dating for adulterers website Ashley Madison stepped down on Friday after hackers leaked its membership list online.
U.S. President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, while visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant.
President Obama tells people of New Orleans: 'you inspire me'
A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign, in ways both subtle and blunt, is sending a message to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden about his potential 2016 presidential campaign: This won't be easy.
A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of US$9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge at cards says the casino has its own method of gaining an advantage: plying gamblers with free booze served by flirty, scantily clad waitresses.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Two US journalists shot dead on live television
The former TV reporter who shot two journalists dead during a live broadcast in Virginia before killing himself warned he had been a "human powder keg ... just waiting to go BOOM."
Colorado theater gunman's sentencing caps grueling trial
James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life as the judge belittled him and spectators jeered at him. The survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado movie theater wondered aloud how they would spend the rest of their days.
Scores of Colombians packed their belongings into suitcases and prepared for an army escort out of Venezuela on Wednesday, fleeing a crackdown on undocumented migrants and smugglers that is fueling an angry dispute between the South American neighbors.
Smaller of panda twins dies at Washington zoo
One of the two giant panda twins born at Washington's Smithsonian National Zoo over the weekend died on Wednesday, turning unexpected joy to tragedy in a matter of days.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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