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Race
6:11 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Ferguson Lawyer To Represent Family Of Latino Man Shot 17 Times By Police

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 8:38 am

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The Two-Way
6:10 am
Thu February 26, 2015

ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified As Man From London

A central figure in videos released by the self-declared Islamic State has been identified as a man from West London. He's seen here dressed in black, threatening Japanese captives Haruna Yukawa (right) and Kenji Goto.
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Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 12:44 pm

The man who has been recorded in videos threatening and killing several Western hostages in the name of the self-proclaimed Islamic State is Mohammed Emwazi. He is from London and is a British citizen of Kuwaiti descent.

British security services have been aware of the identity of the militant many have dubbed "Jihadi John," the BBC says, adding that "they chose not to disclose his name earlier for operational reasons."

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NPR Ed
6:03 am
Thu February 26, 2015

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014

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Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 1:16 pm

Studies, research papers, doctoral dissertations, conference presentations — each year academia churns out thousands of pieces of research on education. And for many of them, that's the end of it. They gather dust in the university library or languish in some forgotten corner of the Internet.

A few, though, find their way into the hands of teachers, principals and policymakers. Each year the American Educational Research Association — a 99-year-old national research society — puts out a list of its 10 most-read articles.

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Europe
5:50 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Police In Sweden Get A Call About ISIS Party

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 6:52 am

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Animals
5:32 am
Thu February 26, 2015

South Korea Cafe Lets Patrons Hang Out With Sheep

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 6:52 am

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