1. New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade Lifts Ban on Gay Groups
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-04 at 04:57:31

    The decision to allow a gay group to march under its own banner came after Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to once again boycott the parade.

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    1689 shares and 6745 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    23 shares on LinkedIn

  2. US inmates exonerated after 30 years: five questions police must answer
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 17:09:12

    Henry McCollum and Leon Brown have been cleared in North Carolina after decades in prison. Attention now turns to the initial investigation that put two innocent teenagers away Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 4366 retweets and 44 favorites
    1075 shares and 2430 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Degrees of Education: The Economic Price of Colleges’ Failures
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-04 at 02:25:27

    Many students do not learn critical-thinking skills in college, and they’re suffering in the job market, a new study finds.

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    2103 shares and 2864 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 2 reshares
    168 shares on LinkedIn
    23 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Video Feature: Surviving an ISIS Massacre [includes graphic images]
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-04 at 08:30:12

    Ali Hussein Kadhim, an Iraqi soldier, was captured with hundreds of other soldiers by Sunni militants in June. As a Shiite, he was marked for death. [Video includes graphic images.]

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    1852 shares and 1833 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Malaysia Airlines renames ‘bucket list’ offer after MH370 and MH17 disasters
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 17:04:26

    Struggling airline says it did not intend to cause offence with name of ticket promotion after it is accused of poor taste Continue reading…

    2932 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 11 retweets and 12 favorites
    1187 shares and 1586 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    20 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Steven Sotloff: Isis video claims to show beheading of US journalist
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 12:06:45

    US intelligence officials working to establish authenticity of video of Sotloff being killed, reportedly by the same fighter who murdered James FoleySteven Sotloffs mother begs Isis for kidnapped sons returnCameron: Isis beheading disgusting and despicabl…

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    103 twitter shares, 506 retweets and 39 favorites
    1148 shares and 904 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 81 plus ones and 8 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-04 at 16:11:23

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Al-Qaida has expanded into India, the leader of the terror group said in a video released Thursday, vowing that its militants would bring Islamic law to the entire subcontinent and "wage jihad against its enemies."

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    100 twitter shares, 2514 retweets and 30 favorites
    156 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Al-Qaeda leader announces India wing
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-04 at 03:58:08

    Ayman al-Zawahiri says his armed group will "raise the flag of jihad" across parts of India, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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    102 twitter shares, 1973 retweets and 39 favorites
    300 shares and 174 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Russian soldier: ‘You’re better clueless because the truth is horrible’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 23:25:48

    Despite Moscow denials, Ukrainian troops give accounts of fighting Russian army in Ilovaysk outside Donetsk Continue reading…

    2563 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1876 retweets and 72 favorites
    331 shares and 134 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 2 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Putin Lays Out Proposal to End Ukraine Conflict
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-04 at 06:14:13

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia listed seven steps that he said were necessary for a cease-fire in the conflict in eastern Ukraine and said that he and the president of Ukraine, Petro O. Poroshenko, had a similar understanding about what was needed.

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    957 shares and 1287 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 4 reshares
    53 shares on LinkedIn
    105 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Nato v Russia in 99 seconds video animation
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 17:18:00

    Nato has often seemed to lack purpose, but Kosovo and Afghanistan gave the alliance a second wind at the end of the 20th century, and peacekeeping roles in Libya have helped to sustain it. At its summit in Wales this month Nato faces one of its biggest ch…

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    101 twitter shares, 988 retweets and 45 favorites
    598 shares and 694 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Ebola death toll accelerates in West Africa
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-04 at 00:21:24

    WHO says at least $600m needed to fight Ebola outbreak, as death toll rises to more than 1,900 people.

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    100 twitter shares, 1775 retweets and 6 favorites
    171 shares and 193 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Michael Bloomberg to Return to Lead Company He Founded
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-04 at 05:30:07

    Only eight months after ending his final term as mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg has decided to resume the leadership of his business empire.

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    514 shares and 1163 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    397 shares on LinkedIn
    15 views on StumbleUpon

  14. What next for Islamic State, the would-be caliphate?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 00:22:07

    Isis is making very modern military and media advances, but its existence is rooted in religion and old sectarian divides Continue reading…

    1559 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1189 retweets and 107 favorites
    69 shares and 45 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 34 plus ones and 8 reshares

  15. Qantas flight struggles to take off as child passengers tip balance
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 16:03:41

    Captain had to apply significant back pressure to lift off after 87 primary school children were assigned adult weight Continue reading…

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    54 twitter shares, 22 retweets and 2 favorites
    433 shares and 990 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Suicide kills one person worldwide every 40 seconds, WHO report finds
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 14:30:01

    Some of worst-affected countries have suicide rates 40 times higher than those where fewest people kill themselves Continue reading…

    1470 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 85 retweets and 6 favorites
    110 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 961 plus ones and 166 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Japan set to wade into diplomatic row by bypassing ban on whaling
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 13:09:50

    Tokyo poised to submit plan for ‘scientific’ programme of whale slaughter in Antarctic to get round ban on commercial whaling Continue reading…

    1369 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1126 retweets and 15 favorites
    89 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos: to click or not to click?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 20:52:43

    From private photos to violent videos, the internet is full of degrading material intended to tempt viewers. Can we learn not to gawp? Roxane Gay: the Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak is just beginning Continue reading…

    1350 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 231 retweets and 40 favorites
    363 shares and 586 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Science cuts ‘fiscally irresponsible’, Boyer lecture biologist says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 09:58:26

    Science funding isnt just a tap you can turn on and off, Professor Suzanne Cory will say at lecture series for the ABC Continue reading…

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    60 twitter shares, 1156 retweets and 32 favorites
    28 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  20. Thousands of Egyptians evicted without compensation for Suez project
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-03 at 23:37:27

    Inhabitants of two villages say 1,500 homes have been destroyed and 5,000 are under threat to make way for bypass Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 733 retweets and 49 favorites
    191 shares and 111 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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