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Editorial cartoon for 8-28-15

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Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'

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The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others.

 

 

Shootings make for tough media decisions

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In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.

 

Trump proposals risk deepening Republican rift on immigration

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Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.

Walker says he would aggressively confront Islamic terrorism

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Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."

Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from 2016 bid

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In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.

 

Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

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The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage.

 

 

Three arrested in connection with deaths of 71 migrants in truck

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Three people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation were arrested overnight in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday.

 

 

Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

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Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world.

 

 

Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal

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President Barack Obama is using a webcast today to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran.

 

 

Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

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The Mormon church -- the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units -- is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders.

 

 

Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears

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Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose.

 

On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm

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The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened.

Former broadcaster in shooting was volatile, angry man

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Even after gunning down a TV news reporter and cameraman during a live interview, Vester Lee Flanagan II continued to rage.

 

Josh Duggar in rehab after admitting to pornography habit

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Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab.

 

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

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Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said.

 

Reporter, cameraman shot to death on air in Va.

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast this morning from a shopping center in Virginia.

 

 

Man accused of shooting trooper had long criminal past

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The man accused of gunning down a Louisiana state trooper who stopped to offer him roadside assistance spent much of the past two decades in and out of prison, including a stint for setting his mother's house on fire.

 

 

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