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WBBM

4 remaining hostages rescued in Ill. standoff

Law enforcement officers forcefully but safely ended a two-day hostage situation at suburban Chicago house Wednesday morning, barging into the home and rescuing two children and two women while taking two suspects into custody, authorities said.

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Sakari Momoi

REUTERS/Kyodo/Files

111-year-old from Japan is now world's oldest man

Guinness World Records has officially named a Japanese man the oldest man in the world.

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CNN

First plane with U.N. aid lands in Iraq

A plane carrying the first load of humanitarian aid as part of a multiday operation to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in northern Iraq has landed in Irbil, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday.

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Israel targets Hamas Aug. 20

Strikes, counter strikes resume in Mideast

Strikes and counter-strikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell apart.

Since the temporary ceasefire crumbled Tuesday, at least 137 rockets have been launched from Gaza, the Israeli military said.…

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James Foley CNN

James Foley: 'Brave and tireless' journalist

When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."

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Ferguson protests

CNN

Michael Brown case: Holder to visit Ferguson

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to visit Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, a grand jury may also begin hearing evidence in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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James Foley in bushes

Courtesy Dan Shakal

Purported beheading of James Foley recalls past horrors

The purported beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once again the risks faced by reporters in modern conflicts.

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Michael Brown memorial

REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are being asked about the man who at the moment is responsible for pursuing any prosecution and whether he can be impartial.

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James Foley in helmet

Courtesy Dan Shakal

Twitter removes images of Foley's purported death

Twitter users sharing images or video of the purported beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic militants are having their accounts taken down.

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Ebola virus in black and white

Centers for Disease Control

Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure in California

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

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