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4:05 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

DEA Using License Plate Readers To Spy On Drivers

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 8:35 pm

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Middle East
4:05 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Recent Attacks Highlight Difficulty In Combating ISIS

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 5:51 pm

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The Two-Way
3:22 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 6:10 pm

A new video reportedly released by Islamic State extremists appears to show journalist Kenji Goto, the second of two Japanese hostages held by the group, being beheaded by a black-clad, masked individual.

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The Two-Way
3:15 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

British actor and comedian Stephen Fry at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award nominations in London, earlier this month.
Matt Dunham AP

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 5:57 pm

English actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry have joined in a campaign to secure 49,000 pardons — most of which would be posthumous — for men convicted under Britain's now-defunct "gross indecency" law that made it a crime to be gay or bisexual.

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The Two-Way
12:23 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 5:59 pm

The self-declared Islamic State says airstrikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition forced its fighters from Kobani, the first time the extremist group has acknowledged its defeat in the heavily contested Syrian border town, The Associated Press reports.

The AP reports: "In a video released by the pro-IS Aamaq News Agency late Friday, two fighters said the airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition were the main reason why [ISIS] fighters were forced to withdraw from Kobani."

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