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In Closing, Blackwater Prosecutor Says U.S. Court ‘Levels the Playing Field’ (New York Times)
That message is crucial for the Obama administration, as Iraqis have expressed skepticism that an American court would issue convictions in the deadly 2007 shooting in Nisour Square.
Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft (BBC)
The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.
Ex-Iowa State Senator Admits Taking Cash to Switch Allegiance (New York Times)
Kent Sorenson resigned from the Iowa Senate last year after an investigation found that he probably violated ethics rules by taking money from presidential campaigns.
Festival security allow laughing gas (BBC)
Widespread consumption of laughing gas at one of the UK's top dance festivals is exposed by a BBC investigation - as security turn a blind eye.
General Forced to Retire at Lower Rank Over Handling of Sex Assault Case (New York Times)
An investigation had concluded that Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison, the top Army commander in Japan, did not properly investigate accusations against a colonel.
Tyson wins antitrust nod for Hillshire deal: U.S. Justice Department (Reuters)
Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
Alaskans Uphold Tax System for Oil Companies (New York Times)
A hard-fought ballot referendum that would have overturned Alaska’s system of taxing oil industry profits has narrowly failed, with absentee ballots determining the outcome.
IS accused of Syria mass atrocities (BBC)
Islamic State (IS) militants have committed "mass atrocities" in Syria and have recruited children as fighters, the United Nations says.
On Tape, McConnell Envisions Using Budget to Undo Obama Initiatives (New York Times)
In a leaked recording from a private Koch brothers event, Senator Mitch McConnell lays out a confrontational agenda for Republicans if they win the Senate.
Mali to prosecute migrant parents (BBC)
Mali says it intends to prosecute parents who send their underage children to Europe as migrants but needs Europe's co-operation to do so.
Arizona Firing Range Instructor Killed by Girl, 9, in Accident (New York Times)
The girl, who was firing an Uzi at a range just over the Arizona border from Nevada, was apparently unable to control the recoil of the submachine gun.
999 error 'lessened boy's chances' (BBC)
A boy who died of an asthma attack may have survived but for an emergency call handler's error, a coroner rules.
How to avoid Ebola - in 15 seconds (BBC)
Medics say avoiding Ebola should be quite easy if you follow five simple steps. Here's the story in 15 seconds.
Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East (New York Times)
Accounts from retreating Ukrainian soldiers corroborated assertions by American officials that Russian forces had cross the border.
'Thank you Banksy for saving club' (BBC)
Boys' club owner Dennis Stinchcombe has said "thank you Banksy", after an artwork that was painted on a wall outside his cash-strapped youth club was sold to a private collector for £403,000.
"The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence."
- Leonardo da Vinci
In Closing, Blackwater Prosecutor Says U.S. Court ‘Levels the Playing Field’
Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft
Ex-Iowa State Senator Admits Taking Cash to Switch Allegiance
Festival security allow laughing gas
General Forced to Retire at Lower Rank Over Handling of Sex Assault Case
Tyson wins antitrust nod for Hillshire deal: U.S. Justice Department
Alaskans Uphold Tax System for Oil Companies
IS accused of Syria mass atrocities
On Tape, McConnell Envisions Using Budget to Undo Obama Initiatives
Mali to prosecute migrant parents
Arizona Firing Range Instructor Killed by Girl, 9, in Accident
999 error 'lessened boy's chances'
How to avoid Ebola - in 15 seconds
Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East
'Thank you Banksy for saving club'
Poots: 'Cuts are executive decision'
Ebola keeps Nigeria's schools shut
Qaeda Affiliate Seizes Crossing Point With Golan Heights
Rotherham abuse: Timeline of key dates
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