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US President Barack Obama walks from the West Wing to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on August 29, 2014 in Washington, DCThe president is not panicking, even though he admits it feels like world is falling apart.


2014-08-30 20:39:41 -0600

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters guard their position on the Jalawla front line in the northeastern district of Baquba near the city of KhanaqinBy Raheem Salman and Matt Spetalnick BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said. President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S.


2014-08-30 23:02:17 -0600

Family members of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier, have a moment of silence at the site of the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Fifth from left is his father, Michael Brown Sr., with towel, and mother, Lesley McSpadden, third from right. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue.


2014-08-30 14:52:57 -0600