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Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:32

Instead of buying Time Warner for a reported $80 billion, Twenty-First Century Fox will buy back $6 billion worth of shares of its own stock.

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Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

A U.S. Army major general was killed and another 15 other soldiers — including a German brigadier general — were injured when a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on them. The attack took place in Kabul City, Afghanistan.

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Player In Baseball's Steroid Scandal Surrenders To DEA

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Federal prosecutors have formally charged the owner of an anti-aging clinic with distributing illegal steroids. Anthony Bosch surrendered to federal agents, and he has been cooperating with investigations. Last year, Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players, including Alex Rodriguez, with ties to Bosch and his clinic.

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Border Bloodshed: Murder Rate Rises Along Texas Oil Routes

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Another kind of border security issue is afoot in Texas, where the region's network of pipelines has seen a steady rise in the number of murder victims in the past decade. Joe Carroll of Bloomberg News explains the situation.

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Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

While the U.S.-African Leaders Summit has aimed to facilitate meetings between American companies and African leaders, it's also provided an opportunity for smaller investors to make contacts and for human rights workers to try to get their voices heard.

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As Moscow Beefs Up Its Border Presence, What's Driving Putin?

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

NATO estimates that some 20,000 Russian troops have massed along the border with Ukraine, just days after the U.S. and EU ratcheted up sanctions on Russia. Melissa Block asks David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, about the possibility that Russia will invade Ukraine.

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As Gaza Settles Into Cease-Fire, U.N. Takes Stock Of Damage

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Audie Cornish talks to Robert Turner, director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, about what the organization is calling a "health and humanitarian disaster" in Gaza.

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2nd American With Ebola En Route To Atlanta

Mon, 2014-08-04 19:44

Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.

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After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly There

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:36

The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission has taken the long way to reach Comet 67/P. Later this week, it will finally arrive.

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Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:01

Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He has complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a sham and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.

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An Ebola Quarantine In Freetown: People Come And Go As They Wish

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:33

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. All homes exposed to virus have been quarantined. We visited one of them and found the atmosphere there surprisingly relaxed.

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72-Hour Cease-Fire Takes Effect In Gaza

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:04

Israelis and Hamas have agreed to a three-day truce. The proposal by Egypt had been on the table for three weeks.

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Gaza Family Mourns The Loss Of A Son, Brother — And Hamas Militant

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:03

The brother and mother of a Hamas fighter who was killed in a tunnel recall his path into militancy. They're pleased he died for what they consider a good cause.

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