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Israeli Airstrike Kills 3
Senior Hamas Leaders

Associated Press, by Ibrahim Barzak

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/21/2014 4:42:47 AM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization´s morale and a significant achievement for Israel´s intelligence agency. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior military commanders, identified by Hamas as Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Raed Attar and Mohammed Barhoum. Israel said Abu Shamaleh had been the top Hamas commander in southern Gaza, overseeing fighters there during the current war. Attar was in

      


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Israeli Airstrike Kills 3
Senior Hamas Leaders
Associated Press, by Ibrahim Barzak    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/21/2014 4:42:47 AM     Post Reply
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization´s morale and a significant achievement for Israel´s intelligence agency. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior military commanders, identified by Hamas as Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Raed Attar and Mohammed Barhoum. Israel said Abu Shamaleh had been the top Hamas commander in southern Gaza, overseeing fighters there during the current war. Attar was in

   

 

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One Big Question Surrounds The Murder
Of US Journalist James Foley By ISIS
Business Insider, by Michael B. Kelley    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 3:31:22 PM     Post Reply
Following the grisly murder of an American journalist by extremist militants, one key question remains: How did ISIS abduct James Foley, who was widely considered to be in the custody of groups loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? In the words of Mic politics editor Stefan Becket: "The prevailing assumption was that Foley was being held by pro-Assad forces, or by the regime itself. How did he get from there to ISIS?" The FBI believes an “organized gang" abducted Foley, who was working for GlobalPost, shortly after he left an internet café on Nov. 22, 2012. In May 2013, GlobalPost President Philip Balboni

Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose
Executive Action On Immigration
Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 3:23:08 PM     Post Reply
American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed new opinion poll on immigration, illegal immigrants, and the state of the American worker. The poll, conducted by veteran Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway, also found that Americans disapprove of Obama’s record on immigration. And as one Republican aide on Capitol Hill describes it, the results of the poll are an “utter repudiation” of the Senate’s Gang of 8 immigration bill. The survey of 1,001 likely voters found that 61 percent

Permanent Record: How Arrests Stick
With Tens of Millions of Americans
Wall Street Journal, by Gary Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 5:09:05 AM     Post Reply
The federal government is holding the records of 77.7 million people in its master criminal records file. That is one record for about every three U.S. adults. Our page one story today looks at the often lifelong consequences of these arrest records, even for minor offenses or for charges that were thrown out. Here is a rundown. HOW DO YOU GET THERE? All the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with arrest authority submit fingerprints to the system. What is considered serious enough to be included in the file depends on the arresting agencies laws and ordinances. Some agencies send only

How the West produces jihadi tourists
The Week, by Michael Brendan Dougherty    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 4:17:16 AM     Post Reply
"I´ve read of our heroes, and I wanted the same, To play out my part in the patriot game." —Dominic Behan Nine hundred years ago, Europe sent men to the Middle East to protect Christians there and put control of their faith´s holy sites in the hands of Latin Christians. It even led to the reunion of Maronite Christians with the pope. Today, Europe sends young Muslims to the Middle East to destroy Christian churches and holy sites and to impose sharia law. America sends them too. It leads to Middle Eastern Christians fleeing in terror and crying out to the pope

Reid downplays reported Obama snub,
says they talked and ´everything is fine´
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 4:14:27 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he spoke Tuesday with President Obama and "everything is fine" following a newspaper report describing him as feeling snubbed during a recent White House meeting. The Nevada Democrat said he had a long conversation with Obama. He did not refute Monday´s story in The New York Times that begins with an account of an Oval Office meeting in which the president apparently cut off Reid when he tried to complain about Senate Republicans blocking presidential nominations. However, Reid, the Senate’s top Democrat, downplayed the significance of the story, the larger narrative of which was that Democrats

   

 

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The International Effort
to Free James Foley
ABC News, by Matthew Mosk*    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 4:08:32 AM     Post Reply
Before a video surfaced online appearing to show the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials made repeated efforts to win freedom for Foley, attempting to identify and reach his captors through Turkish, Russian and Czech intermediaries. While officials continue to study and try to authenticate the grisly video that appears to show Foley’s execution at the hands of a captor from the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, details are now starting to emerge about the fevered efforts to gain his release. Video Appears to Show Beheading of Journalist James Foley, Who Went Missing in Syria

Another American Hostage
at Risk by Islamic State
Associated Press, by Lara Jakes    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/20/2014 4:04:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against resisting any action that could result in the death of another American. It will also confront the potentially necessary step of pursuing the Islamic State in Syria, where President Barack Obama has resisted launching airstrikes or deploying significant American firepower. Obama was expected to make a

Cianci Sauce Made No Money
For Charity in Four Years
Associated Press, by Michelle R. Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/19/2014 4:53:52 AM     Post Reply
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci´s face beams from the label of his Mayor´s Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college. But in recent years, no money from the sauce´s sales has been donated to Cianci´s charity scholarship fund, The Associated Press has learned. From 2009 to 2012, the sauce made a total of $3 in income, longtime Cianci adviser Charles Mansolillo told the AP. Mansolillo — Cianci´s former city solicitor and the vice president, secretary and treasurer of the company that sells the pasta sauce —

Police fire tear gas as
demonstrations become chaotic
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/19/2014 4:39:32 AM     Post Reply
Demonstrators and police were locked in a confrontation late Monday as tear gas was fired at crowds who reportedly refused to disperse from the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Tactical units and armored vehicles began to move in as the situation deteriorated. Sheriff´s deputies in body armor and state troopers carrying wooden bats and gas masks stood watch over the group. The streets of Ferguson remained crowded and active with few incidents through the day on Monday. By sundown, more protests began to take place and larger crowds began to gather, attracting more police presence. As midnight closed in a scene of

New Twist in Million-Dollar
Mega-Closet Robbery
ABC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/19/2014 4:36:14 AM     Post Reply
A person who claims to be the man caught on camera ransacking the three-story closet of a Texas socialite says some of the estimated $1 million in items he allegedly stole are fakes. The alleged thief made the claims in a voice-modulated call reportedly made to the Houston Press on Aug. 12, less than two weeks after the burglary at the home of Texas socialite and millionaire Theresa Roemer, according to Press reporter Craig Malisow. “You know, I asked this person, ‘How can they prove that they really were the burglar?’” Malisow told ABC News. The self-proclaimed burglar told Malisow that he

   

 



 
Militias Complicate Situation
On Texas Border
Associated Press, by Christopher Sherman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/19/2014 4:31:58 AM     Post Reply
MISSION, Texas -- On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues. Agents assumed the camouflaged crew that joined in pulling the immigrants from the canal´s milky green waters was a tactical unit from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Only later did they learn that the men belonged to the Texas Militia, a group that dresses like a SWAT team and carries weapons but has no



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