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U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0400
The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley. 
Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0400
The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race. 
From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0400
Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too. 
Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:28:00 -0400
The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages. 
Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:59:00 -0400
Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months. 
SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:44:00 -0400
The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism. 
In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:17:00 -0400
The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising. 
EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400
The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm. 
Parsing The Rulebook To A Police Officer's Use Of Force  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400
More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street? 
Spiderman, Batman And Elmo Team Up To Fight Times Square Restrictions  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:00 -0400
Times Square performers, who often don characters' costumes, have been a New York City staple for years, exchanging photos for tips. Lately, though, city officials have said tipping the performers is optional, and the city council is pushing for all performers to be licensed. The performers have responded with an announcement that they're organizing for collective action. 
Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:00 -0400
The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market. 
Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:35:00 -0400
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow. 
Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:57:56 -0400
Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday. 
President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:17:00 -0400
The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday. 
Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:56:00 -0400
Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response have strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.