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Fashion Retailer Zara Pulls Kids Shirt Resembling Concentration Camp Uniform

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The clothing retail giant Zara is apologizing and has pulled a kids' shirt from its stores after hearing complaints that it resembled the uniform worn by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.

In a tweet, Zara said the shirt was "inspired by the sheriff's stars from the Classic Western films."

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French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, says French prosecutors have put her under formal investigation.

The New York Times reports:

"Ms. Lagarde said in a statement through her lawyer that she was being investigated for 'simple negligence,' by the Court of Justice of ...

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Both Afghan Candidates Pull Observers From U.N. Audit Of Votes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Afghan election process was thrown further into disarray on Wednesday, when both candidates pulled their observers from a U.N.-led audit of the country's ballots.

The Associated Press reports that Abdullah Abdullah was the first to withdraw his observer, saying the process was full of fraud. The news service adds:

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Flight Diverted When Passengers Feud Over Reclining Seat

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Flying is already a pain. But a story from the Associated Press Tuesday really brings home the point: The wire service reports that an entire plane was diverted on Sunday after a fight broke out over a passenger's right to recline her seat.

The AP explains:

"The spat ...

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Hamas, Israel Reach Long-Term Cease-Fire Deal

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

(This post was last updated at 12:47 p.m. ET.)

After seven weeks of intense fighting that's killed more than 2,000 people, Hamas and Israel have announced a long-term cease-fire deal.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement in Ramallah on Tuesday, saying both sides will return to the negotiating ...

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Burger King To Buy Canada's Tim Hortons For $11 Billion

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In a deal that would create the third-largest fast-food chain, Burger King announced on Tuesday that it intended to buy Canada's Tim Hortons for about $11 billion.

The deal, reports Bloomberg, also moves the company's headquarters to Canada. Bloomberg explains:

"The purchase gives Burger King access to ...

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Leaders Of Russia, Ukraine Meet To Discuss Conflict

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko were meeting Tuesday for talks many hope will lead to peace between Kiev and separatists in the eastern part of the country.

Reuters reports the two presidents shared a handshake at the start of the talks in Belarus.

Reporting from Donetsk, ...

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Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, The Associated Press and The New York Times are reporting this morning, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

The flights are intended to collect intelligence on Islamic State militants and could be a precursor to military strikes inside of Syria.

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Ukraine Says Russian Military Vehicles Have Crossed Border

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ukraine says Russian military vehicles crossed the border in southeastern Ukraine on Monday.

Correspondent Karoun Demirjian tells our Newscast unit that the accusations from the Ukrainian military come just as Russia announced it was sending another aid convoy into Ukraine.

Reporting from Moscow, Karoun filed this report:

"A Ukrainian ...

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British Embassy Apologizes For Humorous Tweet About Burning The White House

Monday, August 25, 2014

So much for water under the bridge: The British Embassy in the United States is apologizing for a tweet on Sunday in which it jokingly referred to the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British.

Here's the original tweet:

Marie Harf, a deputy spokesperson for the ...

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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

Monday, August 25, 2014

Luckily, a historic magnitude-6.0 earthquake in California over the weekend has not resulted in the loss of any human life.

The wine country, however, was deeply affected. While it's still too early to tell just how much the quake will cost Napa Valley, what's clear is that some wineries ...

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At Michael Brown's Funeral, A Call For A Day Of Reckoning

Monday, August 25, 2014

After two weeks of sometimes violent protests, the family of Michael Brown finally took some time to mourn on Monday.

The funeral service for the unarmed 18-year-old killed by officer Darren Wilson was held in a St. Louis megachurch.

Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., entered ...

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29 State Attorneys General Ask FDA To Strengthen E-Cig Regulations

Friday, August 08, 2014

A group of 29 state attorneys general is asking the Food and Drug Administration to tighten their regulation of electronic cigarettes.

In a letter (PDF), the attorneys ask the FDA to prohibit flavored e-cigarettes and to restrict advertising and marketing in the same manner it does for traditional cigarettes.

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White House Goes On Lockdown After Sneaky Toddler Breaches Fence

Friday, August 08, 2014

The White House went on lockdown Thursday night and it was all for a pint-sized breach.

A toddler apparently got loose from his parents and made a run through the White House fence. If you've ever been to the White House, you know the Secret Service takes any breach very ...

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Dueling Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Resolve Election Dispute

Friday, August 08, 2014

Following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Afghanistan's two dueling presidential candidates have come to an agreement that aims to resolve a long-running election dispute.

Reuters says that:

"A joint declaration that both of the candidates signed, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, did ...

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U.S. Military Strikes Sunni Extremist Fighters In Iraq

Friday, August 08, 2014

(This post was last updated at 8:44 p.m. ET.)

The U.S. military conducted several strikes against Sunni extremist militants near Irbil in Iraq Friday, in what the White House calls a limited engagement.

"Military officials say unmanned aircraft struck a terrorist mortar position," NPR's Tamara Keith reports, "and then when ...

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In Gaza, Cease-Fire Expires As Rockets Fly

Friday, August 08, 2014

Just as the latest cease-fire expired, rockets flew into Israel from Gaza and Israel responded by ordering airstrikes in Gaza.

And just like that, a three-day negotiated peace came to an end. But NPR's Jackie Northam, who is reporting from Jerusalem, tells us it's still unclear if this renewed fighting ...

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Obama Authorizes Limited Airstrikes In Iraq

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This post was updated at 9:45 p.m. ET.

President Obama has authorized targeted airstrikes against Islamic militants where needed and if militants advance toward American personnel in northern Iraq, he said Thursday night.

The president also said American planes have dropped aid and supplies to religious minorities in Iraq who ...

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Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Two senior Khmer Rouge leaders were found guilty of crimes against humanity in Cambodia on Thursday.

As The New York Times explains, the verdict, handed down by a joint Cambodian and United Nations tribunal, is the first against top leaders of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.

Nuon Chea, the ...

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Iselle Downgraded To Tropical Storm As It Spins Toward Hawaii

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This post was updated at 5:06 a.m. ET Friday:

The National Weather Service has downgraded Hurricane Iselle to a tropical storm. Residents are still warned to take precautions. Strong winds have already knocked out power to parts of Hawaii's Big Island.

This post was updated at 8:45 p.m. ET.

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