1. North Carolina Men Are Released After Convictions Overturned
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-04 at 02:22:08

    Henry Lee McCollum, 50, was released a day after a North Carolina judge threw out his conviction in a 1983 rape and murder. Mentally disabled, he must now learn to live in a world he has not experienced since he was a teenager.

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    2693 shares and 14311 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 3 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Russia, China aim to close military technology gap with U.S.: Hagel
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-04 at 01:06:47

    NEWPORT Rhode Island (Reuters) – Russia and China are trying to close the technology gap with the U.S. military and developing weapons systems that appear designed to counter traditional U.S. advantages, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday.

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    101 twitter shares, 14960 retweets and 67 favorites
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  3. Obama says NATO must help strengthen Ukraine’s military
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-03 at 21:49:54

    TALLINN (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama urged NATO on Wednesday to help strengthen Ukraine’s military and said the alliance must leave the door open to new members to counter what he called Russian aggression.

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    101 twitter shares, 12743 retweets and 62 favorites
    140 shares and 152 likes on Facebook
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  4. Obama says will ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-03 at 22:46:20

    TALLINN (Reuters) – The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

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    102 twitter shares, 10953 retweets and 216 favorites
    538 shares and 821 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Path to jihad: from upscale Cairo to Islamic State beheadings
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-03 at 22:50:39

    CAIRO (Reuters) – After leaving his upscale Cairo neighborhood to fight with the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, Younes says he learned how to work as a sniper, fire heavy weaponry and behead prisoners using the proper technique.

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    102 twitter shares, 11714 retweets and 61 favorites
    136 shares and 143 likes on Facebook
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  6. U.N. says $600 million needed to tackle Ebola as toll tops 1,900
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-04 at 02:02:40

    WASHINGTON/CONAKRY (Reuters) – The United Nations said it would take $600 million in supplies to control an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new…

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    103 twitter shares, 9123 retweets and 77 favorites
    163 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
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    12 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Putin unveils Ukraine ceasefire plan, France halts warship
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-04 at 02:36:00

    KIEV/ULAN BATOR (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin outlined plans for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday but Ukraine’s prime minister dismissed the proposal, while France expressed its disapproval of Moscow’s support for separatist forces by ha…

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    103 twitter shares, 8112 retweets and 133 favorites
    332 shares and 176 likes on Facebook
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  8. 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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    1539 shares and 6049 likes on Facebook
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    20 shares on LinkedIn

  9. 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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    102 twitter shares, 4209 retweets and 76 favorites
    917 shares and 1994 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. US household food insecurity remains at 2008 levels
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 03:58:15

    New report reveals number of households that did not have access to safe, available foods has stayed around 14% since recession Continue reading…

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    67 twitter shares, 2 retweets
    28 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 3403 plus ones and 622 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

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

    Ayman al-Zawahiri says his global armed group would "raise the flag of jihad" across the Indian subcontinent.

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    102 twitter shares, 3162 retweets and 27 favorites
    125 shares and 52 likes on Facebook
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  12. Australia asylum seeker ‘brain-dead’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-03 at 13:31:15

    An Iranian man seeking asylum in Australia has been declared brain dead after an infected cut led to septicaemia, a refugee activist says.

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    79 twitter shares, 2552 retweets and 61 favorites
    161 shares and 190 likes on Facebook
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  13. 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
    1138 shares and 888 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 81 plus ones and 8 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  14. 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, 1606 retweets and 40 favorites
    396 shares and 419 likes on Facebook
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  15. 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, 2010 retweets and 7 favorites
    128 shares and 137 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. 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…

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    103 twitter shares, 1882 retweets and 64 favorites
    139 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 2 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  17. 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 unveiled the peace plan on the eve of a NATO summit meeting, while Western leaders tried to keep the spotlight on the Kremlin’s role in stoking the conflict in Ukraine.

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    897 shares and 1161 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 8 reshares
    43 shares on LinkedIn
    104 views on StumbleUpon

  18. DNA overturns 30-year US convictions
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-03 at 04:26:35

    Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.

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    101 twitter shares, 184 retweets and 18 favorites
    984 shares and 691 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 12 plus ones
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Tehran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-03 at 23:46:31

    In a victory for President Hassan Rouhani over hard-liners, Iranians can now do what people elsewhere have long done without thinking — easily send and receive photos and videos on their phones.

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    573 shares and 1154 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 7 reshares
    52 shares on LinkedIn
    41 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Justice Department To Probe Ferguson Police Force
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-04 at 05:38:43

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will launch this week a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials.

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    60 twitter shares, 1422 retweets and 6 favorites
    26 shares and 47 likes on Facebook

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