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This photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, and provided by Robert A. Franco, shows a billboard in Coshocton, Ohio opposing deep-injection wells . Michael Boals, an Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing local deep-injection gas wells is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on grounds he’s exercising his free speech. (AP Photo/Robert A. Franco)
Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboardWastewater company sues man for biblical anti-fracking billboard; defenders cite free speech
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Attorney General Eric Holder, center, poses for photographs following his meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)
Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shootingAG Holder arrives in Ferguson, meets with officer in charge of security since police shooting
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FILE - This Sept. 18, 2013 file photo shows the Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington. Minutes of the Fed's discussion at its July 29-30, 2014 meeting show that some officials thought the economy was improving enough that the Fed would need "to call for a relatively prompt move" toward reducing the support it has been providing. Otherwise, they felt the Fed risked overshooting its targets for unemployment and inflation. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soonSome Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support
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A giant inflatable rubber duck floats past the USS Iowa Battleship at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The world-famous sculpture sailed into the port for the first time Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and will remain in the harbor through Sunday. The duck was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and at 61 feet high, 110 feet long 85 feet wide is the largest rubber duck in the world. Hofman debuted the sculpture in 2007 and has since created several of them to sail around the world to places including China, Hong Kong and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duckWorld's biggest bath toy, a 60-foot rubber duck, floats into Los Angeles harbor
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FILE - This Feb. 28, 2004 file photo shows Oscar host Billy Crystal, center, and presenter Robin Williams, right, joking around after a writers' meeting for the 76th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The producer of the Emmys says that Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams during the awards ceremony. Executive producer Don Mischer said that Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional “in memoriam” segment for industry members who died during the past year. Williams was found dead by suicide in his Northern California home Aug. 11.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to WilliamsEmmy Awards plan tribute to Robin Williams with Billy Crystal
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Liberia security forces blockade an area around the West Point Ebola center as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new recordLiberia seals off slums as West Africa's caseload tops all previous Ebola outbreaks combined
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President Barack Obama approaches a podium in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, to address members of the media about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group.  The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama said the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
US official: More airstrikes in IraqUS official: More airstrikes in Iraq since video of journalist's death was released
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Mourners chant angry slogans during the funeral of Widad Mustafa Deif, 27, who was killed along with her 8-month-old son Ali Mohammed Deif in Israeli strikes in Gaza City late Tuesday, during their funeral in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Widad was the wife of Mohammed Deif, the leader of the Hamas military wing. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figureAirstrike kills Hamas leader's wife and child; Israel demands the rocket fire stop
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel passes during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Johnny Manziel: 'I'm the backup quarterback'Browns rookie Johnny Manziel hoping for lower profile now that he's not going to start
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
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