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Al-Qaida-linked rebels attack village in Syria – Houston Chronicle



Montreal Gazette
Al-Qaida-linked rebels attack village in Syria
Houston Chronicle
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked rebels launched an assault on a regime-held Christian mountain village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes erupted near the capital, Damascus, on Wednesday — part of a brutal battle of attrition each side 
Syria rebels attack regime-held Christian villageGreenwich Time
This video takes you to the front lines of fighting in SyriaFarmington Daily Times

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In Jamaica, transgender teen killed by mob – Houston Chronicle


In Jamaica, transgender teen killed by mob
Houston Chronicle
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him out of the house at the age of 14 but also helped jeering neighbors push the youngster from the 

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Being outdoors is perilous during thunderstorms – Houston Chronicle


Being outdoors is perilous during thunderstorms
Houston Chronicle
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The recent deaths of two people at a scenic overlook in northern Arizona mean 14 people have been killed by lightning strikes in the U.S. this year. According to the National Weather Service, many of the victims were enjoying 

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Feds charge hedge fund SAC Capital – Houston Chronicle



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Feds charge hedge fund SAC Capital
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NEW YORK (AP) — One of Wall Street's biggest and most successful hedge fund companies was a hotbed of insider trading and its embattled billionaire owner wanted to hear no evil, prosecutors said in an indictment unsealed Thursday that claimed the firm 
Criminal case against SAC is strong: lawyersReuters
US Readies SAC ChargesWall Street Journal
Steve Cohen's (Allegedly) Corrupt “Information Gathering Machine”TIME
Economic Populist -WNYC -WealthManagement.com
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Militants in Iraq ambush truck convoy, kill 14 – Houston Chronicle



The Nation
Militants in Iraq ambush truck convoy, kill 14
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants ambushed a truck convoy with Iraqi Shiites in a remote area in the country's north and killed 14 drivers, police said Thursday, the latest in a series of brazen attacks aiming to further destabilize the nation. The attackers first fired 
Police: Militants ambush Shiite truck convoy in northern Iraq, kill 14 peopleFox News
Police: Militants ambush truck convoy in remote area in northern Iraq, kill 14 Washington Post
22 people killed, 64 wounded in attacks in IraqXinhua
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Police: Militants ambush truck convoy in remote area in northern Iraq, kill 14 … – Houston Chronicle



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Police: Militants ambush truck convoy in remote area in northern Iraq, kill 14
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Police: Militants ambush truck convoy in remote area in northern Iraq, kill 14 people. Comments (0) · E-mail; Print. Tweet. Share on Facebook 0. Subscribe to the Houston Chronicle and receive access to HoustonChronicle.com and the 
Militants kill 14 Shi'ites after checking ID cards in north IraqReuters
Interpol issues global alert following Al Qaeda prison breaksGlobalPost
Terrorism takes 638 Iraqi lives in JulyPress TV

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Guardian: Documents expose massive UK spying op – Houston Chronicle



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Guardian: Documents expose massive UK spying op
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LONDON (AP) — British spies are running an online eavesdropping operation so vast that internal documents say it even outstrips the United States' international Internet surveillance effort, the Guardian newspaper reported Friday. The paper cited British 
GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communicationsThe Guardian
UK Spy Agency Secretly Taps Over 200 Fiber-Optic Cables, Shares Data With Wired
Documents expose massive British spy operationWPMI Local 15 News

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Brazil leader remains mute amid protests – Houston Chronicle



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Brazil leader remains mute amid protests
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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than a week of massive, violent protests across Brazil was met only with stoic silence Friday from President Dilma Rousseff, even after she had called an emergency Cabinet meeting in response to the growing unrest. Trying to 
No talk of cancelling Confed cup: FifaHindustan Times
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff locked in emergency talks as death toll risesTelegraph.co.uk
Sweeping Protests in Brazil Pull In an Array of GrievancesNew York Times (blog)
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Ore. agency blames pesticide for bumble bee kill – Houston Chronicle



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Ore. agency blames pesticide for bumble bee kill
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WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials say a pesticide is to blame for the deaths of an estimated 25,000 bumble bees in a shopping center parking lot. The state Department of Agriculture said Friday that tests on bees and foliage showed the deaths are 
Insecticide Safari confirmed in deaths of 25000 bees in WilsonvilleOregonLive.com
Cause of bee death determinedKMTR NewsSource 16
Eugene Non-Profit Works to Ban Pesticide Responsible for Major Bee Die-offKLCC FM Public Radio
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Video catches monkey jumping out at shocked Texas cop – Houston Chronicle



Dallas Morning News
Video catches monkey jumping out at shocked Texas cop
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Law-enforcement officers are trained to take their jobs seriously, but an Aransas Pass rookie cop found himself monkeying around during a traffic stop – literally. Officer Keith Moore pulled over a motorist Wednesday for a traffic violation and wrote him a citation 
Monkey nips at Texas officer during traffic stopHilton Head Island Packet

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