Archive for August 23rd, 2014

Libya Islamist militias ‘seize Tripoli airport’

August 23, 2014
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Tripoli (AFP) – Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli’s battered international airport after many days of clashes with nationalist militiamen.
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Clinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats

August 23, 2014
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ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.
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Boston bombing suspect’s lawyers seek dismissal

August 23, 2014
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BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Friday to dismiss indictments against the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and put on hold further proceedings in the case over concerns about the process of selecting jurors in federal court.
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ACLU: Ferguson death report violates law

August 23, 2014
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ACLU: Ferguson death report violates law


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Stocks pause, dollar rises on Fed comments, Ukraine

August 23, 2014
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By Michael Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street and other stock markets paused on Friday, halting the week’s strong gains, as worsening Ukraine tensions dogged trading, while the dollar rose after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said policymakers eyeing interest rate hikes need to move cautiously.
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Market leaders seen taking S&P 500 to 2,000

August 23, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index’s momentum to soon carry it to – if not far past – the 2,000 milestone.
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