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at 03:39 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Remains of MH17 victims return to mourning Malaysia as govt faces fallout of 2 plane tragedies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies.

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at 03:37 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

At least 2 killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza farm as Israel, Palestinians trade more fire

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - An Israeli airstrike on a Gaza farm killed two Palestinians on Friday, a Gaza health official said, as fighting continued for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks.

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at 03:32 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

National Guard to leave a quieter Ferguson; night saw no unrest, few arrests

FERGUSON, Mo. - The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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at 02:56 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Egyptian media: Buses with tourists collide near popular Red Sea resort, killing 33 people

CAIRO - Egypt's state news agency says a head-on collision of two tourist buses near a popular Red Sea resort has killed 33 people and injured 41.

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at 02:20 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Police: Couple planned to turn 2 Amish girls into slaves, but released them out of fear

FOWLER, N.Y. - A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.

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at 00:37 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Missouri governor pulls National Guard from Ferguson; of 163 arrests, 7 are city residents

FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the state National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

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at 23:35 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Foley case highlights wrenching debate over whether governments should pay ransom for hostages

WASHINGTON - The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of captives without financing terror groups and encouraging more kidnappings.

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at 23:12 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

California woman apologizes, pays fine for climbing into giraffe pen at Wisconsin zoo

MILWAUKEE - A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized.

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at 22:55 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

GPS devices find huge water losses, rising earth crust in western US because of drought

SAN DIEGO - About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.

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at 22:54 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Missouri Gov. Nixon orders 'systematic' withdrawal of National Guard from Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon says his decision to draw down the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson follows progress in stemming upheaval in the St. Louis suburb since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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at 22:05 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

National Park Service considers moving grizzly bears into Washington's North Cascades

SEATTLE - The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery.

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at 22:01 on August 21, 2014, EDT.

Police: Couple used dog as lure to kidnap 2 Amish girls in New York, released them out of fear

FOWLER, N.Y. - A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.

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