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FILE- In this Feb.17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 kilometers (12 miles) south of Mogadishu, Somalia.  U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the Pentagon said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
US military attacks al-Shabab in SomaliaIn an attack that felt like 'an earthquake,' US forces hit Islamic extremists in Somalia
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Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radarsIran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radar systems in effort to boost defense capabilities
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Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twinsAustralian biological father accused of sexually abusing twin girls born to Thai surrogate mom
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo Head of the European Central Bank, ECB, Mario Draghi attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says there’s room for governments to dial back austerity, within limits. The ECB is looking at more stimulus, such as  pumping new money into the economy by purchasing bonds. But such central bank stimulus can’t do it all alone. “It would be helpful for the overall stance of policy if fiscal policy could play a greater role alongside monetary policy, and I believe there is scope for this,” he said in a speech last week at a U.S. Federal Reserve conference at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  (AP Photo/dpa, Boris Roessler, File)
Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meetingAmid speculation European Central Bank will back a stimulus, euro falls to one-year dollar low
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In this Aug. 29, 2014 photo, Waldo, Fla., resident Mike Barrs fills up his truck with gas in Waldo. The AAA auto club named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two “traffic traps” nationwide. The other town is nearby Lawtey. Now Waldo is facing a scandal over its traffic tickets. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claimsInfamous Florida speed trap town Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after ticket quota claims
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A Pakistani protester picks up a tear gas canister to throw back towards police during a clash in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan’s state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister’s residence. The violence comes as part of the mass demonstrations led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan that demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistan parliament meets over political crisisPakistan parliament holds emergency session over political crisis as protesters camped outside
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 file photo, Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter addresses a press conference in Benghazi, Libya. Clashes concentrated around Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi's Benina airport between a group of Islamist militias called The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council and rival fighters loyal to renegade Gen. Khalifa Hifter’s killed more than 30, a Libyan security official said Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Hifter’s jets pounded Islamists’ positions while militiamen responded with artillery. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky, File)
Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31Libyan official: Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Benghazi kill 31 fighters on both sides
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Court halts ridesharing service Uber in GermanyCourt issues injunction stopping ridesharing service Uber in Germany, follows ban in Berlin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting on development of the Russian Far East issues in Yakutsk, Russia, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
Putin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remarkAide: Putin's statement about ability to take over Kiev in 2 weeks quoted out of context
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  • Race-Baiting for Fun and Profit

    Karen Lewis promised never to outearn her Chicago Teachers Union members - but today, she makes more than them, and also many of the "rich white people" she decries. National Review Online, Tue, Sep 2 2014 @ 04:09 AM
  • SXU opens center for student-veterans

    A new office at St. Xavier University's Chicago campus is designed to help veterans who are returning to school. The Southtown Star, Mon, Sep 1 2014 @ 09:48 PM
  • Man on moped leads cops on North Side chase

    Gregory Heller, 28, of the 5800 block of Lincoln Avenue, faces charges that include aggravated fleeing, resisting a police officer and driving under the influence. Chicago Tribune, Mon, Sep 1 2014 @ 09:08 PM
  • Fever lose in 2 OT to Chicago, 86-84

    Spray-painted graffiti was found Sunday morning on the walls of East Columbus Christian Church, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and Lakeview Church of Christ, according to Sgt. WTHR-TV Indianapolis, Mon, Sep 1 2014 @ 07:04 PM
  • Suspected 'No Boundaries Bandit' nabbed in western suburbs

    The alleged "No Boundaries Bandit," suspected of robbing more than a dozen banks in the Chicago area, was arrested Sunday in the western suburbs, according to a Cicero official. My FOX Chicago, Mon, Sep 1 2014 @ 06:27 PM
  • US judge tosses Koschman suit against Chicago

    A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago, police and state prosecutors of covering up the involvement of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew in David Koschman's death in 2004. WAND-TV Decatur, Thu, Aug 28 2014 @ 07:16 PM
  • Chicago man accused of defrauding Chinese families out of millions

    A young Chicago conman defrauded wealthy Chinese families out of $11 million by offering them a path to U.S. citizenship, a indictment filed Wednesday alleges. Chicago Sun-Times, Wed, Aug 27 2014 @ 06:22 PM
  • Federal marijuana mailing investigation seeks Willow Creek supplier

    The Humboldt County Drug Task Force is assisting the U.S. Postal Service in an investigation tying three very distinct areas of the country to a systematic marijuana trafficking operation that sends hundreds of pounds of packaged cannabis in the mail. Times-Standard, Thu, Aug 28 2014 @ 02:11 AM
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