Amanda Lovell- Carpick

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Father of James Foley: 'We know Jimmy's free. He's finally free'

The parents of slain journalist James Foley begged President Obama on Wednesday to do everything in his power to save the other journalists who have been abducted by Islamic State, and pleaded with their son's executioners to release the other American reporter whom they have threatened to kill.<p>"We …

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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, …

An Ebola Vaccine Is Not the Answer

Instead, we need a treatment and better quarantine measures.<p>In a widely shared <i>Onion</i> article from a few days ago, scientists "announced" that an Ebola vaccine was still 50 white people away. This was a jab at pharmaceutical companies, who, cynics think, will only set their R&D wheels in motion if …

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Sydney man in Syria 'posts picture of son holding severed head'

A shocking image has been posted on Twitter showing a young boy, reportedly raised in the suburbs of Sydney, holding up the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier.<p>The image, taken in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, was posted on the Twitter account of Khaled Sharrouf, a Sydney man who fled to …

How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

HONOLULU (AP) — Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm …

Ebola virus: Liberia health system 'falling apart'

<b>Liberia's information minister has admitted that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.</b><p>Lewis Brown told the BBC the system had been "overtaxed" by the outbreak, but that authorities were doing their best in the face of an unprecedented …

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