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Video: Cop in Ferguson shooting was lauded for previous struggle

August 20, 2014
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Video: Cop in Ferguson shooting was lauded for previous struggle

The Ferguson, Missouri, police officer facing possible charges for recently killing an unarmed young man was commended earlier this year for wrestling and restraining another suspect.
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The other U.S. reporter ISIL is holding

August 20, 2014
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The other U.S. reporter ISIL is holding

The family of Steven Sotloff — believed to be the person who appears at the end of an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant video showing the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley — is asking the White House to do everything it can to free him.
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Dow, S&P 500 rise after Fed minutes reassure on rates

August 20, 2014
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By Akane Otani NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 just missing a record close, after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting gave investors reason to believe that the central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates.
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Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain after PC sales jump

August 20, 2014
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By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after sales from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but a flat to declining performance from its other units underscored the company’s uphill battle to revive growth.
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Strong earnings push Gem Diamonds shares to more than 2-year high

August 20, 2014
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By Esha Vaish (Reuters) – Diamond miner Gem Diamonds Ltd reported an 87 percent jump in first-half underlying core earnings as it sold more rough stones at higher prices and said it expected prices to remain strong in the second half.
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South Africa’s Massmart sees lower FY earnings, shares plunge

August 20, 2014
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Massmart Holdings, the South African unit of Wal-Mart Stores, said on Tuesday its first-half earnings fell as much as 29 percent, sending the retailer’s shares almost 7 percent lower.
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Blue porch lights, Darren Wilson T-shirts part of growing support for Ferguson cop

August 20, 2014
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Blue porch lights, Darren Wilson T-shirts part of growing support for Ferguson cop


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Mother: Journalist gave life working to end Syrian injustice

August 20, 2014
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ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn’t matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he’d cover local news if it meant doing the...
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Asian stocks steady on robust U.S. data, dollar holds gains

August 20, 2014
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By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street shares, helping nudge Treasury yields higher and keeping the dollar well bid against the euro and yen.
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Australia shares dip as investors dump BHP on spin-off fears

August 20, 2014
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* ASX 200 dips 0.1 percent, BHP posts biggest one-day fallsince March on spin-off fears, missed expectations
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