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U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.Tina Susman and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A U.S. special operations team tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission in early July authorized by President Barack Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.Michael D. Shear
With nearly all votes counted, Dan Sullivan emerged the winner Tuesday in the three-way Republican race for U.S. Senate. Now he takes on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich.Dermot Cole,Nathaniel Herz
The Islamic State posted a video on Tuesday that it said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to a transcript released by the SITE Intelligence Group.RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
Hundreds of Asian factories were attacked in May after popular anger erupted over Chinese oil exploration in disputed waters. Vietnam depends on foreign investment to generate growth and has promised to avoid a repeat.Ralph Jennings
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Tuesday that the Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent in July. One of the major drivers of the inflation increase was rising food prices, but they were offset by a dip in energy prices.Bryan Cronan
The Islamic State has targeted key energy infrastructure in Iraq, including Mosul Dam, which was recaptured yesterday by Kurdish and Iraqi forces backed by US airstrikes.Lydia Tomkiw
European media see the police response in Ferguson, Mo., as a warning against police over-reaction and militarization.Sara Miller Llana
Concern over the outbreak has changed everything from standard greetings to how people board the bus. Nigeria is being credited for quick action, but the public mood is tense.Heather Murdock

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