1. French, U.S. planes strike Islamic State, Britain to join coalition
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-26 at 03:54:53

    NEW YORK/BEIRUT (Reuters) – French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq on Thursday, and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.

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    102 twitter shares, 25527 retweets and 217 favorites
    259 shares and 91 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    41 shares on LinkedIn
    44 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Eric Holder Resigns, Setting Up Fight Over Successor
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 06:32:47

    Replacing Mr. Holder, who provoked the ire of Republicans as President Obama’s chief liberal warrior, could be a political nightmare.

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    5 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Deborah Cavendish, Last Mitford Sister and Savior of Grand Estate, Dies at 94
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 01:22:20

    The dowager duchess of Devonshire was an author and businesswoman who helped turned her husband’s ancestral estate into one of England’s successful grand country houses.

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    114 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Foetuses can miscarry because they understand they might not survive, says Australian senator video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 08:48:17

    A Liberal senator, Chris Back, has told the Senate that some foetuses miscarry because they understand they may not survive in post-foetal life. While debating a bill to remove Medicare funding for abortions carried out purely on the basis of gender selec…

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    100 twitter shares, 104 retweets and 7 favorites
    1922 shares and 4605 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  5. The myth of religious violence
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 10:30:05

    The popular belief that religion is the cause of the worlds bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 613 retweets and 126 favorites
    2667 shares and 3169 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Ohio Walmart video reveals moments before officer killed John Crawford
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 00:11:19

    Footage emerges after grand jury declines to indict police officer who shot John Crawford III, and differs from account of 911 call Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 4019 retweets and 61 favorites
    1225 shares and 1232 likes on Facebook
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  7. Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-26 at 04:22:26

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iraq has "credible" intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and French officials said they had no evidence to back…

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    102 twitter shares, 4034 retweets and 57 favorites
    790 shares and 445 likes on Facebook
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    27 shares on LinkedIn
    22 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Eight ways Tony Abbott is trying to trade freedom for security
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 04:05:40

    A series of law enforcement and intelligence gathering bills to be considered by parliament will affect the rights of all Australians Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1116 retweets and 43 favorites
    1326 shares and 2031 likes on Facebook
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  9. Derek Jeter Shows Once Again That He Knows How To Seize The Moment
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-26 at 08:03:06

    In his final game in the Bronx, Derek Jeter gave New York Yankees fans one final moment they’ll always remember.

    With one out and a baserunner on second in the bottom of the ninth, The Captain took the first pitch he saw and lined a walk-off single to r…

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    32 twitter shares, 24 retweets and 25 favorites
    597 shares and 3596 likes on Facebook

  10. All The Crazy Things That Happened On The ‘Scandal’ Season 4 Premiere
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-26 at 08:04:55

    "Scandal" is back for Season 4 and we finally know where Olivia Pope went on that plane. Here are all the crazy, insane, bonkers, "Scandal"-rific moments from the season premiere. For the record, we’re on team Uggs-wearing Mellie.

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    370 shares and 3469 likes on Facebook
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  11. Kidnapped Nigerian student becomes first in months to escape Boko Haram
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 19:16:25

    20-year-old in state of extreme trauma is receiving medical treatment after being found wandering through village Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1461 retweets and 76 favorites
    625 shares and 1380 likes on Facebook
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  12. Memo From Iraq: ISIS’ Harsh Brand of Islam Is Rooted in Austere Saudi Creed
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 01:05:29

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, adheres to Wahhabism, a severe form of Islam quick to denounce others, even fellow militant groups like Al Qaeda.

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    1581 shares and 1789 likes on Facebook
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    72 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Women’s Rights Activist Executed by ISIS in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 07:22:19

    Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, an Iraqi lawyer known for her work promoting women’s rights, was killed by a firing squad after she posted comments on Facebook condemning the militant group.

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    1704 shares and 1306 likes on Facebook
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  14. Maldives will censor all books to protect Islamic codes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 18:28:17

    In a move condemned by free speech advocates, the islands government moves to curb literature and poetrys adverse effects on society Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1566 retweets and 34 favorites
    254 shares and 292 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet makes combat debut against Isis in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-25 at 22:16:17

    The most sophisticated and expensive warplane in the US arsenal joins assault against foe with minimal anti-air capacity Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 774 retweets and 38 favorites
    392 shares and 735 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    25 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Security laws pass Senate amid fears over draconian limits to press freedom
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 05:14:55

    National security laws allow whistleblowers to be jailed and give Asio sweeping powers to gather online data Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 534 retweets and 10 favorites
    428 shares and 689 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 122 plus ones and 7 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Iran’s President Says West’s Blunders Helped ISIS Rise
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 03:42:19

    The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, said the West and Arab states should apologize for “blunders” that he said had given rise to extremist groups.

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    584 shares and 1069 likes on Facebook
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    10 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Iran’s President Says West’s ‘Blunders’ Aided Rise of Islamic State
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-26 at 03:42:19

    The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, said the West and Arab states should apologize for “blunders” that he said had given rise to extremist groups.

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    584 shares and 1069 likes on Facebook
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  19. Eric Holder Signals Support For Marijuana Reform Just As He’s Heading Out The Door
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-26 at 05:51:32

    Just as Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to step down from his post, he appears more open than ever to the argument for rescheduling marijuana as a less dangerous, more beneficial drug.

    "I think it’s certainly a question we need to ask ourselve…

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    84 twitter shares, 823 retweets and 72 favorites
    123 shares and 401 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Ohio police given ‘pep talk’ on shooting scenarios ahead of Walmart encounter
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-26 at 02:23:05

    Sean Williams, who killed John Crawford in store, was among those shown presentation encouraging aggressive action Ohio Walmart video reveals moments before shooting John Crawfords father: my son might be alive if he were white Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1274 retweets and 41 favorites
    60 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
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