1. St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-21 at 05:38:22

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio.

    A convenience store owner called 911…

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    103 twitter shares, 18880 retweets and 344 favorites
    5462 shares and 6250 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 10 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  2. The Huffington Post Is Not Leaving Ferguson
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-21 at 05:42:01

    What happens in Ferguson and the St. Louis metro area the day after everybody leaves?

    It’s a question on the minds of nearly every resident, who know the camera crews will eventually fold up their sticks and pack up their vans, the West Florissant McDon…

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    103 twitter shares, 22149 retweets and 365 favorites
    220 shares and 1116 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  3. Chan ‘sorry’ for son’s drug arrest
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-20 at 20:41:03

    Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son’s arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.

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    99 twitter shares, 14740 retweets and 3 favorites
    658 shares and 898 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares

  4. B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-20 at 21:40:41

    Mr. Iyengar, who practiced his asanas, or postures, well into his 90s, established yoga institutes on six continents.

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    5071 shares and 10277 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 4 reshares
    55 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Gazans come to terms with the scars of war in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 12:48:27

    Guardian photographer Sean Smith spent a week with bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives amid the ongoing conflict with Israel. Here, he documents their scars, both physical and emotional Continue reading…

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    79 twitter shares, 4035 retweets and 11 favorites
    2293 shares and 4113 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 3671 plus ones and 834 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Justin Bieber And His Bodyguard Sued By Hawaii Photographer
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-21 at 05:00:59

    While Justin Bieber was in Hawaii last year, vacationing at Shipwreck Beach in Kauai, he dove off a rock — and photographer Aja Oxman took a picture it.

    Well, that didn’t please The Biebs. So, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Aug. 20, i…

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    95 shares and 8017 likes on Facebook

  7. Obama condemns killing of reporter, U.S. hits militants in Iraq
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-21 at 03:50:45

    BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama expressed revulsion on Wednesday at the beheading of an American journalist by Islamist militants and vowed the United States would do what it must to protect its citizens as international co…

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    103 twitter shares, 4060 retweets and 126 favorites
    931 shares and 1218 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 80 plus ones and 8 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  8. British extremists among ‘most vicious’ in Isis, expert says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 14:14:46

    Jihadism expert says Sunni Muslims from the UK do everything from suicide bombings to executions in Syria and Iraq conflicts Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 4728 retweets and 119 favorites
    280 shares and 199 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 397 plus ones and 50 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Outrage over Isis beheading of US journalist James Foley live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 19:09:11

    Security services trying to identify Foley British killerCameron says Foleys murder is shocking and depravedIsis threatens to kill another captured journalistFrench and German leaders express horrorFoleys mother: He was an extraordinary sonRead our latest…

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    101 twitter shares, 2872 retweets and 49 favorites
    780 shares and 2001 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Islamic State militants claim to have killed US journalist James Foley
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 14:47:54

    Propaganda video circulated Tuesday claims to show beheading of photojournalist, who went missing in Syria in 2012James Foley execution video authenticated by US Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 2656 retweets and 75 favorites
    1147 shares and 1569 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Air strikes again batter Gaza as peace negotiations collapse
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-21 at 01:01:40

    Binyamin Netanyahu compares Hamas to Isis, following a strike which killed the wife and son of Hamas’s military wing chief Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 132 retweets and 9 favorites
    203 shares and 175 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 3558 plus ones and 957 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Obama, ‘Appalled’ by Beheading, Will Continue Airstrikes
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-21 at 06:36:44

    President Obama said the beheading of an American journalist by militants in Syria “shocked the conscience” of the world, but vowed that America would not alter its strategy in Iraq.

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    1307 shares and 2681 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 295 plus ones and 34 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  13. ArtsBeat: Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Video: A Dance Critic’s Take
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-20 at 21:38:41

    Ms. Swift is like Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett, a heroine triumphing through klutziness.

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    905 shares and 3268 likes on Facebook
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    15 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-21 at 01:31:40

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

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    101 twitter shares, 3507 retweets and 4 favorites
    267 shares and 99 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  15. White House Petition For ‘Mike Brown Law’ Quickly Earning Support
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-21 at 05:53:45

    A White House petition that would create a “Mike Brown Law” requiring police officers to wear cameras has earned over 100,000 signatures in just one week.

    The petition, with 131,897 signatures at the time of publication Wednesday, ask…

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    37 twitter shares, 86 retweets and 10 favorites
    509 shares and 3066 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  16. Obama: US will do everything we can to protect our people from Isis – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-21 at 00:21:00

    The US president, Barack Obama, Barack Obama issues a statement on the beheading of US journalist James Foley. Obama describes Foley’s killing as an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world. Foley, 40, was killed on video by an Isis …

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    37 twitter shares, 22 retweets and 3 favorites
    21 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 2416 plus ones and 416 reshares

  17. British Isis militant in James Foley video ‘guards foreign hostages in Syria’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 22:12:45

    Exclusive: Former hostage says ‘John’ is one of three British Islamic State jihadists who guard western captives in Raqqa Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1257 retweets and 32 favorites
    437 shares and 413 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 3 reshares
    31 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Pakistani protesters rally against prime minister Nawaz Sharif video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 17:44:35

    Supporters of former international cricketer Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri continue their protest on Wednesday in Islamabad, where they have been demonstrating since Friday 15 August calling for prime minister Nawaz Sharif to resign, accus…

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    25 twitter shares
    11 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 1949 plus ones and 261 reshares

  19. In Raid to Save Foley and Other Hostages, U.S. Found None
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-21 at 06:34:00

    A Special Operations team failed to rescue the journalist James Foley and other Americans held in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer.

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    1218 shares and 990 likes on Facebook
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Crisis, what crisis, asks Coalition, spinning as the budget wheels come off
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-20 at 10:25:55

    Yes, the appropriations bills have passed, but the lack of urgency stands in stark contrast to the rhetoric up until now Continue reading…

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    89 twitter shares, 212 retweets and 30 favorites
    464 shares and 1242 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

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