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This Screen grab from the U.S. Department of State's Facebook page "Think Again Turn Away," taken Sept. 20, 2014, criticizes the Islamic State group as part of a broad social media campaign. As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal. The U.S. State Department launched a “Think Again Turn Away” campaign on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with Arabic and English videos similar in style to those of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group but none have gained the traction of the Islamic State’s videos. (AP Photo)
Arab states lag in media war against extremistsArab governments slow to combat Islamic State group's sophisticated social media campaign
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai speaks during a ceremony for signing a power-sharing deal between two presidential candidates, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secretAfghanistan names new president after power-sharing deal, but vote total kept hidden
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Faithful wait for Pope Francis to arrive in Tirana, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis arrived Sunday in Albania on his first European trip, designed to highlight the Balkan nation's path from a brutal communist state where religion was banned to a model of Christian-Muslim coexistence for a world witnessing conflict in God's name. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremismPope in Albania urges Muslims, all believers to condemn 'perversion' of religion for violence
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In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Idrissa Kargbo, top right, Sierra Leone's national marathon champion, helps volunteers distribute information on Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a boy, marathon runner Idrissa Kargbo sprinted through the villages of Sierra Leone on errands for his grandmother and later as a coffee courier. Now at 23 years old, his times have qualified him for races on three continents. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdownResidents complain of food shortages on Sierra Leone's final day of Ebola lockdown
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US general: Arab nations need to help in IraqJoint Chiefs chairman: Arab nations need direct role in fight against Islamic State group
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This Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo shows smoke from a California wildfire rising behind Lake Tahoe as seen from the Nevada side of the lake near Incline Village, Nev. Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of the massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate. (AP Photo/Steve Ellsworth)
Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growingAuthorities seek to assess damage from huge Northern California wildfire while preventing more
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
A Hawthi Shiite rebel holds his rifle while guarding a checkpoint on a street leading to the state television building in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Yemen state media: Prime minister resignsYemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned as violence rages
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows a scene from the film, "The Maze Runner." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)
'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M'The Maze Runner' races past 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' with $32.5 million
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The freed Turkish hostages are welcomed at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)
Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release detailsTurkish president vows to keep the secret behind release of 49 hostages held by Islamic State
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
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  • State hosts hearing on Riverview Gardens district

    State education officials are headed to north St. Louis County to discuss steps the unaccredited Riverview Gardens school district is taking to improve. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is planning a 90-minute public hearing Monday night at the district's Family Community Resource Center. KMOV-TV Saint Louis, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 03:10 PM
  • Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them. Police spokesman Brian Schellman told KSDK-TV the officers were responding Wednesday night to a report of gunshots. Monterey County Herald, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:24 AM
  • More time for teen shooting grand jury

    A grand jury in Missouri now has more time decide whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington has extended the grand jury's deadline until January 7, said Paul Fox, the county's director of judicial administration. CNN, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:35 AM
  • Ferguson & Fairfax: Profiles in Official Cowardice

    One of the catalysts for the rage and rioting in Ferguson, Mo., was the sight of that poor teenager's body lying face down in the street hour after hour. At 12:02 p.m. August 9, one of their officers shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown six times. Real Clear Politics, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 08:23 AM
  • Judge extends grand jury in Ferguson case

    A judge has extended into January the term of the grand jury considering whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The grand jury was due to have its four-month term expire Sept. The York Daily Record, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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