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Hearing Sets Stage For McDaniel Challenge

Lawyers for both state Senator Chris McDaniel and incumbent Senator Thad Cochran will be in a Jones County Circuit Courtroom today, as part of a hearing to determine if voter fraud affected the June Republican Senate runoff. Legal experts say the hearing will likely set the stage for what could be a viscous, legal battle.

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Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

The FBI is evaluating a video posted online Tuesday that claims to show the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamic State fighters. The American was abducted while working in Syria in 2012.

Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?

Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.

With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
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