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August 19, 2014

Islamic State says it beheaded U.S. journalist

Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.

Police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

Police came under \”heavy gunfire\” and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

Jews take up the Ice Bucket Challenge – and some choose hummus

Over the past month, a viral sensation has flooded the Internet: the ALS ice bucket challenge, in which people post on social media videos of themselves dumping buckets of ice water over their heads to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative disease colloquially known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Islamic State vows to ‘break the American cross’

Islamic State, the Sunni militant group which seeks to establish a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, released a video on Tuesday that gave the strongest indication yet it might attempt to strike American targets.

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