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James Foley, Missing American Photojournalist, Reportedly Executed By ISIS In Syria

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article James Foley, an American journalist who went missing in Syria more than a year ago, has reportedly been executed by the Islamic State, a militant group formerly known as ISIS. This is a developing story. Check back here for updates. Video and photos purportedly of Foley emerged on Tuesday.
Aug 19, 2014

My mind returns to my old friend Daniel Pearl today. Another barbaric, senseless journo death huff.to/1Bzh02Y

Aug 19, 2014

Sickening, horrific, tragic: "James Foley, Missing American Photojournalist, Reportedly Beheaded By ISIS In Syria" huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/19/jam…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @joshrogin: James Foley, Missing American Photojournalist, Reportedly Executed By ISIS In Syria m.huffpost.com/us/entry/56926…

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James Foley's Mother Pays Heartbreaking Tribute To Her Son

Aug 20, 2014

RT @lrozen: Foley's mother: We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents m.huffpost.com/us/entry/56932…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: James Foley's mother pays heartbreaking tribute to her son: 'we have never been prouder' huff.to/1AwEOTy pic.twitter.com/OeHUGgNRFR

Aug 20, 2014

RT @lindsaycampbell: R.I.P., @jfoleyjourno. You are a real hero. So is your mom. huff.to/1BAwEec Thank you for your humanitarian and journalistic service.

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Missouri Congressmen Meeting With Defense Secretary Hagel To Talk Police Militarization

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON -- Missouri congressmen will meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday to discuss possible changes to a Pentagon program that provides surplus military weapons to police departments. Reps.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @jbendery: DOD official: "At this time, no formal review is underway" of Pentagon program giving war weapons to police depts. huff.to/1q11RBs

Aug 20, 2014

DOD official: "At this time, no formal review is underway" of Pentagon program giving war weapons to police depts. huff.to/1q11RBs

Aug 20, 2014

Hagel has spent last 2 days getting briefed on the Pentagon program providing war weapons to police. huff.to/1q11RBs

Aug 20, 2014

RT @jbendery: Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel meeting with Ferguson congressman tomorrow. Topic: police militarization huff.to/1q11RBs

Aug 20, 2014

Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel meeting with Ferguson congressman tomorrow. Topic: police militarization huff.to/1q11RBs

The NRA's Latest Political Target Isn't Even A Candidate

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association is turning its sights on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. On Wednesday, the country's largest gun rights group launched a nationwide ad campaign and a website that seek to paint Bloomberg as "a billionaire, elitist hypocrite."
Aug 20, 2014

The NRA To Spend Millions Vilifying Bloomberg as meddling, nefarious billionaire. Like a leftie Koch brother. huff.to/1AyDYFW

Aug 20, 2014

The NRA's Latest Political Target Isn't Even A Candidate huff.to/1AyDYFW

AP Chief Says James Foley's Murder Should Be Treated As A War Crime

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt condemned the murder of journalist James Foley in a statement on Wednesday. A video posted online on Tuesday claimed to show Foley being beheaded by the militant group ISIL in Syria. The U.S. government and Foley's family have concluded that the video is authentic.
Aug 20, 2014

AP CEO Gary Pruitt: Journalist James Foley's killing should be treated as a war crime. huff.to/1peOnTL

Aug 20, 2014

RT @HuffPostMedia: AP chief: James Foley's murder should be treated as a war crime huff.to/1AybL1O

I Went To An Egg Freezing Cocktail Party. Here's What I Learned.

huffingtonpost.com — It's not unusual for a single woman in Manhattan to shell out $45 at a boutique hotel for a few cocktails and paltry appetizer. It's a little less common to leave said hotel with a $1,000 coupon to freeze her eggs. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, a startup ...

These Are Some Of The Inspiring Things Ferguson Teachers Are Doing While School Is Postponed

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Chaotic protests in Ferguson, Missouri, may be keeping local children out of school this week, but educators are still trying to turn the situation into a teachable moment. The racially charged protests entered their 11th day on Wednesday, following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: Ferguson teachers are doing some inspiring things while school's postponed huff.to/1BDdTqG

Aug 20, 2014

RT @rklein90: These Are Some Of The Inspiring Things Ferguson Teachers Are Doing While School Is Postponed huff.to/1BDawzX via @HuffPostImpact

Cincinnati Abortion Clinic Closes, Leaving Access 'Severely Endangered' In Region

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article While Texas lawmakers are passing sweeping laws that shut down multiple abortion providers at a time, Ohio is taking a quieter but potentially more effective approach to cutting off access to safe and legal abortion.
Aug 20, 2014

Unlike TX approach to shutting down abortion clinics, Ohio's "death by 1000 cuts" strategy could be more effective huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/ohi…

Aug 20, 2014

The only provider of abortions after 18 weeks in Ohio, KY and Indiana was forced out of operation today huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/ohi…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @LEBassett: Cincinnati is about to be the largest metropolitan area in American with zero abortion providers huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/ohi…

Aug 20, 2014

Cincinnati is about to be the largest metropolitan area in American with zero abortion providers huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/ohi…

Daniel McGowan, Jailed For HuffPost Blog, Files Lawsuit Against Bureau Of Prisons

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Daniel McGowan may have been the first person thrown in solitary confinement for writing a HuffPost blog. Now he'll be the first person to sue the Bureau of Prisons over it. The environmental activist and former prisoner filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the prison system over an April 2013 incident in which U.S.

McConnell Warms Up To The Idea Of Another Government Shutdown

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the October 2013 government shutdown -- as each side took stock of its gains and losses -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave one of the saga's more memorable quotes. "One of my favorite sayings is an old Kentucky saying, 'There's no education in the second kick of a mule.'
Aug 20, 2014

O rly huff.to/YACMUN MT @joesonka: McConnell says he's not for govt shutdowns, "I'm the guy that gets us out of shutdowns." #kysen

Aug 20, 2014

RT @samsteinhp: After the shutdown, McConnell said never again. He’s got a different tune now huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/mcc…

Aug 20, 2014

After the shutdown, McConnell said never again. He’s got a different tune now huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/mcc…

Afghan Officials Delivered Expulsion Order To NYT Reporter With AK47s

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg has just been given 24 hours to leave Afghanistan after the paper published an article Monday that discloses the country may impose an interim government.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @HuffPostMedia: NYT reporter tells @HuffPostLive how Afghan officials told him to get out of the country while holding AK-47s huff.to/1viECV6

Aug 20, 2014

Afghan Officials Delivered Expulsion Order To NYT Reporter With AK47s huff.to/1Ayruho via @HuffPostMedia

CNN Removes Ridiculous Report Claiming Ferguson Captain Is In A Gang

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article A CNN iReport from a user falsely claiming that Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson was affiliated with a gang has been deleted from the network's site. An article posted on iReport, the CNN page that allows people around the world to share photos and submit their own stories, stated that Capt.
Aug 20, 2014

"We Regret The Error." [deletes report, atoms collapse as all matter eventually compresses into nothingness] huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/ron…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @HuffPostMedia: CNN removes ridiculous report claiming Ferguson Captain is in a gang huff.to/1BCScqP

Even Russia Is Criticizing The Police Crackdown In Ferguson

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON -- As clashes continue between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Russia's Foreign Ministry suggested on Wednesday that the United States should "pay closer attention" to its internal struggles over race and ethnicity. Konstantin Dolgov, the ministry's human rights commissioner, said the situation in Ferguson should have a "sobering effect" on American society.

James Foley Speaks To Students About Journalism, Courage And What Inspired Him (VIDEO)

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Just two weeks after he was released from a Libyan prison in 2011, American photojournalist James Foley sat before young students at his alma mater, Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, to share his ordeal and talk about the difficulties and rewards of reporting from dangerous corners of the globe.
Aug 19, 2014

RT @TheTaraK: RIP James Foley. Here's video of him talking about journalism at Medill, where he received his master's: huff.to/1w7b94y.

Aug 19, 2014

James Foley video worth watching-in which he recalls lobbying to be embedded and wanting to cover conflict close-up. huff.to/1BzJtWf

Aug 19, 2014

RT @Lisa_Fielding: WATCH: James Foley Speaks To Students On The Importance Of Journalism huff.to/1BzJtWf via @HuffPostChicago

Aug 19, 2014

RT @HuffPostChicago: Watch James Foley talk to Medill students about inspiration and journalism, from 2011 huff.to/1BzLRw4

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Eric Holder Arrives In Ferguson

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made his way to Ferguson on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.
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