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Joan Rivers Hospitalized After Cardiac Arrest

abcnews.go.com — Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source. The New York City Fire Department transported a woman matching her description to Mt. Sinai Hospital earlier this morning after receiving a call...
Aug 28, 2014

RT @ABC: DEVELOPING: Law enforcement source: Joan Rivers taken to NYC hospital in critical condition: abcn.ws/1tGVDsJ pic.twitter.com/LHOPh1UXPV

Aug 28, 2014

RT @ABC: DEVELOPING: Law enforcement source: Joan Rivers taken to NYC hospital in critical condition: abcn.ws/1tGVDsJ pic.twitter.com/LHOPh1UXPV

Aug 28, 2014

RT @ABC: DEVELOPING: Law enforcement source: Joan Rivers taken to NYC hospital in critical condition: abcn.ws/1tGVDsJ pic.twitter.com/LHOPh1UXPV

Aug 28, 2014

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Aug 28, 2014

RT @ABCWorldNews: DEVELOPING: Law enforcement source - Joan Rivers taken to NYC hospital in critical condition: abcn.ws/1tGVDsJ pic.twitter.com/gqkOUOgr1C

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Legroom Wars: Another Plane Diverted After Reclining Seat Fight

abcnews.go.com — For the second time this week, clashes over shrinking legroom on a commercial airplane made tempers so hot that a flight had to be diverted from its intended destination. The two incidents were part of a cluster of flight diversions this week, with the most recent one occurring just hours after two women allegedly consumed mass quantities of duty-free liquor on a plane, prompting a fighter jet escort back to Canada.
Aug 28, 2014

@ABC: Law enforcement source: Air marshals break cover to restrain passenger during fight over reclining seat: abcn.ws/VTShoK

Aug 28, 2014

Just Say No to Reclining ---> Another Plane Diverted After Reclining Seat Fight abcnews.go.com/Travel/legroom…

Aug 28, 2014

RT @pbump: The evil seat recliners prompt another mid-air crisis. j.mp/1lz1Vtr via @dashbot

Aug 28, 2014

This is getting silly RT @TheStalwart Seat recline gate continues! Another plane diverted over a fight over it. abcnews.go.com/Travel/legroom…

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President Obama Wears Tan Suit, Social Media Explodes

abcnews.go.com — He had to sneak it in before Labor Day. President Barack Obama held a news conference this afternoon on the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria -- but all eyes were on the crisp tan suit he was sporting just days before Labor Day, which fashionistas deem to be the cut-off point for wearing white and other light colors.
Aug 28, 2014

The Mideast is going to hell, Ferguson has exposed lingering racial tensions, and people are obsessing about THIS? abcn.ws/1AYChSh

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Canadian, Russian NATO Missions Troll Each Other On Twitter

abcnews.go.com — In case the actual war in Ukraine wasn't enough, there's also a Twitter battle raging between the Canadian and Russian missions to NATO. It all started with the Canadian Twitter account, which on Wednesday tweeted a snarky map intended to "help" the Russian soldiers who ended up in Ukraine but reportedly claimed they didn't know where they were going.
Aug 29, 2014

@ABC: Canadians, Russians troll each other on Twitter over border disputes: abcn.ws/1oroGKD pic.twitter.com/rnnXmoKAlJ

Aug 28, 2014

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Aug 28, 2014

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Severe penalties for domestic violence

abcnews.go.com — The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense. The harsh measures, announced in a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to all team owners, a...
Aug 28, 2014

RT @ABC: NFL instituting new domestic violence policy, including option for lifetime ban: abcn.ws/1u11CXA

Aug 28, 2014

Finally, @NFL, but would you have done this if you didn't get so much blow back over how you handled #rayrice? abcn.ws/1u11CXA

Aug 28, 2014

RT @ABC: NFL instituting new domestic violence policy, including option for lifetime ban: abcn.ws/1u11CXA

Aug 28, 2014

RT @ZerlinaMaxwell: about time RT @ABC: UPDATE: NFL instituting new domestic violence policy, including option for lifetime ban: abcn.ws/1u11CXA

Aug 28, 2014

NFL instituting new domestic violence policy, including option for lifetime ban: abcn.ws/1u11CXA - @ABC / @espn

UN Says Syria Refugees Top 3 Million Mark

abcnews.go.com — The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago. With about one of every eight Syrians fleeing across the border, and 6.5 million others displaced with the...

Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Cardiac Arrest

abcnews.go.com — Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" after she was hospitalized earlier today, her daughter said. "I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother," Melissa Rivers said in a statement. "She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."
Aug 29, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

@ABC: UPDATE: Joan Rivers "resting comfortably" after she was hospitalized in New York: abcn.ws/1tGVDsJ

President Obama Says 'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet' to Fight ISIS

abcnews.go.com — President Obama admitted today that his administration does not have a strategy in combating the militant Islamic group ISIS that has grabbed large chunks of Iraq and Syria. The president said he would be meeting today with the National Security Council.

Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence on Ferguson

abcnews.go.com — (Noah Berger/AP Photo) Just off a three-week vacation in the Hamptons, Hillary Clinton used her first day back on the speaking circuit Thursday to address the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, applauding President Obama for his response to the protests and calling for a nationwide effort to improve racial inequalities that she said still persist in the American justice system.

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water Supply

abcnews.go.com — Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced that the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system of St. John the Baptist Parish. The...
Aug 29, 2014

@ABC: Brain-eating amoeba found in segment of Louisiana water supply, health officials say: abcn.ws/1sID0Cd pic.twitter.com/SWCkhewZtF

Aug 28, 2014

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Aug 28, 2014

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Aug 28, 2014

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'Russian Invasion' of Ukraine Prompts UN Emergency Meeting

abcnews.go.com — Ukraine 's president today declared that a "Russian invasion" of his country was underway and the United Nations' Security Council called an emergency session to discuss the latest crisis involving allegations of Russia's overt support for Ukrainian rebels. Rebel forces have also opened up a new front in the conflict in southern Ukraine.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @ABCWorldNews: Ukraine’s president declares a "Russian invasion" of his country underway - prompts @UN emergency meeting: abcn.ws/1lywuQd

Aug 28, 2014

RT @ABC: Ukrainian president asserts a "Russian invasion" is underway; emergency UNSC meeting called: abcn.ws/1zLKtD5 pic.twitter.com/0OlcTSx9VN

Google Building Fleet of Package-Delivering Drones

abcnews.go.com — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com, which also is experimenting with self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise bought by customers of its online store.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @liedtkesfc: Google & Amazon are clearly in a technological arms race, so it's fitting they both are building a fleet of drones: http://…

Aug 28, 2014

Google & Amazon are clearly in a technological arms race, so it's fitting they both are building a fleet of drones: abcnews.go.com/Technology/wir…

2 California Counties Ask to Form Separate State

abcnews.go.com — Representatives of two counties in far Northern California are petitioning state lawmakers for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson. Modoc and Siskiyou counties have a combined population of about 53,000. They submitted petitions from their county governments to the secretaries of the state Assembly and Senate on Thursday.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @JWilliamsAP: 2 California counties petition to secede & form 51st state of #Jefferson. Confused staffers look on. AP: http://t.co/iIBgC…

Aug 28, 2014

2 California counties petition to secede & form 51st state of #Jefferson. Confused staffers look on. AP: abcn.ws/1zNHR7D #gotliberty?

Russia Accused of Launching a Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine

abcnews.go.com — Martha, thank you. To the other major development overseas, Russia accused of launching a full-scale invax of Ukraine, the Ukraine government saying that Russian tanks have moved across the... See More
Aug 28, 2014

WATCH: #Russia's soldiers "on vacation" fighting in #Ukraine! @hamishNews on US claims Moscow's "mask is coming off" abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/russ…

Immigration Judges' Union Wants Independent Court

abcnews.go.com — The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges' union said Wednesday. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, said immigration judges act as arbiters in deportation cases being argued by Homeland Security Department lawyers but judges also are treated as attorneys for the government.
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