1. Divided, Scots prepare to vote on fate of the United Kingdom
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-18 at 05:15:53

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Just hours before Scotland’s independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters, as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307-year union just a whisker ahead of secessi…

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  2. Islamic State campaign tests Obama’s commitment to Mideast allies
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-18 at 04:52:46

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. 

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  3. Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-18 at 02:27:39

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s prime minister told government forces to remain on full battle alert on Wednesday as fighting in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk killed at least two civilians and further strained a ceasefire with Russian-backed separatis…

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    101 twitter shares, 5845 retweets and 48 favorites
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  4. U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-18 at 04:18:05

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) – Some U.S. military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight an…

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  5. EU officials, already vexed by ‘British question’ must consider Scotland too
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-17 at 10:30:04

    Yes vote to independence will take EU into uncharted waters, and could see Scotland clamouring to join while England leaves Continue reading…

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    75 twitter shares, 268 retweets and 15 favorites
    44 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
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  6. Scotland hours away from historic vote
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-18 at 03:35:44

    Excitement mounts as Scotland prepares to hold referendum on whether to break away from the UK and become independent.

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  7. Kerry urges Syrians to fight ‘Isis first’ as Obama rules out combat mission  as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 03:30:39

    Obama says no combat mission for US troops in IraqHouse of Representatives passes bill to arm Syrian rebelsSecretary of State John Kerry testifies before CongressKerry: there will be some strange bedfellows in coalitionSenators criticise Isis first policy…

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  8. Kosovo ‘imams held’ in raids on IS
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-17 at 23:44:35

    Prominent imams are among 15 people arrested in Kosovo as police tackle recruitment for Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, reports say.

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  9. Occupy Wall Street Buys, Then Cancels, Student Debt
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-18 at 04:31:28

    Some 40 million Americans collectively owe nearly $1.3 trillion on their student loans. On Wednesday, a small group of volunteers announced they helped reduce unpaid student bills by a smidgen, thanks to public donations and a desire to help Americans liv…

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  10. Gunmen kill 15 at college in north Nigeria’s Kano
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-18 at 01:50:34

    KANO Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, police said.

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  11. Well: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-18 at 06:31:40

    New research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.

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  12. ‘Budget emergency’ denied by 63 leading Australian economists
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 05:34:08

    The economists argue the governments chief aim shouldnt be to generate a surplus but to generate employment Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 513 retweets and 36 favorites
    856 shares and 1681 likes on Facebook
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  13. Arizona Cardinals Running Back Arrested On Aggravated Assault Charges
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-18 at 04:52:06

    The NFL’s off-field controversies continued on Wednesday when Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges, stemming from two incidents involving a woman and a child.

    Citing an unnamed source, Tyler Baldwin of…

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    696 shares and 1392 likes on Facebook
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  14. Joe Biden: ‘My wife was with Prince Harry. I’m a little worried you know what I mean?’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 03:19:20

    Vice-president tells the Guardians Paul Lewis about his wifes weekend with the prince and hints at Harrys reputation as something of a cad Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2654 retweets and 46 favorites
    28 shares and 17 likes on Facebook

  15. Australia raids over killing plot
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 09:55:45

    Australian police launch anti-terror raids after a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", PM Tony Abbott says.

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    225 shares and 47 likes on Facebook
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  16. Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-17 at 22:31:25

    The committee said the health care system was geared toward delivering costly additional care that patients often do not want.

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    76 shares on LinkedIn
    12 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Texas set to execute Lisa Coleman for gruesome murder of child
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-17 at 18:11:13

    Woman convicted of murder in death of Davontae Williams to be only the 15th woman in the US executed since 1976 Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 143 retweets and 9 favorites
    477 shares and 1483 likes on Facebook
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  18. UK university starts Ebola vaccine tests
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-18 at 06:43:09

    Healthy British volunteer becomes first person to receive new vaccine for virus in a trial at the University of Oxford.

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    100 twitter shares, 1688 retweets and 1 favorites
    26 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
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  19. Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown testifies to grand jury reports
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-18 at 03:51:14

    Darren Wilson testified on Tuesday for four hours about his August 9 shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old, reports say Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1452 retweets and 24 favorites
    26 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares

  20. Scottish independence: Decision day
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-18 at 04:13:45

    People in Scotland will vote later on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.

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    100 twitter shares, 97 retweets and 17 favorites
    725 shares and 635 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

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