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In Ferguson, Another Quiet Night

On a hot and muggy day, seven people were arrested — most on minor offenses — and there was little of the tension that has marked the past week and a half.








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Foley’s Parents Release Email From Captors

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by Islamist militants, released an email from his captors in which they said he would be the first of many Americans to die.








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Son Discovers His Father’s Life of Crime Is Now a Work of Art by Warhol

Reading a review of an exhibition at the Queens Museum, George Lawler was shocked to see a photograph with a portrait of his father, who robbed a bank in 1955.


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National Guard Is Pulling Out of Ferguson as Tensions Ease

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said that the situation had “greatly improved.” In Washington, federal prosecutors face obstacles bringing civil rights charges in the shooting of Michael Brown.








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DealBook: Bank of America’s $16 Billion Mortgage Settlement Less Painful Than It Looks

Bank of America’s financial burden for the settlement may not exceed $12 billion — certainly a large amount, but one significantly less than the number the government trumpets.








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U.S. General Says Raiding Syria Is Key to Halting ISIS

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was circumspect in describing the sort of broad effort that would be required to roll back ISIS in Syria and Iraq.








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Virginia Ex-Governor Chronicles Unraveling Marriage at Trial

On his second day on the witness stand, Bob McDonnell pressed his contention that the former first couple could not have conspired illegally.








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Perry Says Terrorists Could Be Entering the U.S. From Mexico

The Texas governor said that while there was no clear evidence of terrorists sneaking across the border, security there must be increased using drones and additional personnel.








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Israel Kills 3 Top Hamas Leaders as Latest Fighting Turns Its Way

The latest round of fighting appears to have given Israel the upper hand in a conflict that has already outlasted all expectations and is increasingly becoming a war of attrition.








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German Broadcaster Fires Chinese Blogger

Many commentators on Chinese-language social media see hidden motives in the firing of Su Yutong, a prolific blogger on Deutsche Welle’s Chinese-language website.


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At Arab Bank’s Terrorism Trial, Victim Recalls Seeing Suicide Bomber’s Body

In federal court in Brookyn, Brian Faudem recounted a 2003 bombing at a Tel Aviv bar, one of 24 acts linked to Hamas by plaintiffs who have accused the bank of financing terrorism.


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Marketers Are Sizing Up the Millennials

Marketers, manufacturers and retailers are recognizing the group’s potential as the consumers who will drive the economy in the decades ahead.


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A Fast-Food Symbol of America Falls in Moscow

Many Muscovites believe the Russian government’s decision to close four McDonald’s locations, ostensibly for sanitary reasons, was a political move related to the conflict in Ukraine.


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Ebola Patient Revels in ‘Miraculous Day’ as He and Another Exit Hospital

The hospital said it was “confident that the discharge of these patients poses no public health threat” and said the decision to release the two was linked to the results of urine and blood tests.








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Rebels Falter, but Russian Border Buzzes With Military Activity

Ukraine and the West have voiced concern about the military buildup on Russia’s border, and have accused Moscow of sending arms and fighters to the rebels.


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Despite ISIS Horror, Lawmakers Stay Wary of U.S. Military Expansion

The execution of James Foley has drawn emotional reactions from Capitol Hill, but even those criticizing President Obama for not doing more have not specified what to do.








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Poll Shows Broad Divisions Amid Missouri Turmoil

A poll taken since a white policeman in Missouri killed an unarmed black teenager shows blacks and whites divided on how fairly the police deal with each group and a rising feeling that race relations are troubled.








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In Transit Blog: Rumblings of Volcanic Activity in Iceland

Airlines have been armed about a possible eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland.








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Art Review: ‘Men in Armor’: El Greco and Pulzone at the Frick Collection

In “Men in Armor” at the Frick Collection, a portrait by El Greco and another by Scipione Pulzone hang side by side, creating a discussion about competing views of art.


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Quiet on Criminal Justice: Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?

There is an opening for an ambitious candidate to push the party on issues like police abuses and racial injustice, but it hasn’t happened yet.


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