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1:26 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Rap Mogul 'Suge' Knight Shot At West Hollywood Nightclub

This photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight after he was arrested in Aug. 2008, in Las Vegas.
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Marion "Suge" Knight, the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder of Death Row Records, whose artists included Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, was reportedly shot multiple times at a West Hollywood nightclub.

NPR's Nathan Rott reports that Knight is out of surgery, but there were no other immediate details of his condition.

The gunshots rang out at the 10AK nightclub about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, TMZ reports.

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The Two-Way
12:01 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

British Ambassador: 'We Are Close' To Identifying Foley's Killer

James Foley in a photo taken in Aleppo, Syria, in November, 2012.
Nicole Tung AP

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:52 pm

The U.K.'s ambassador to the United States says that Britain is close to being able to identify the Islamic State militant who carried out last week's beheading of American journalist James Foley.

"We are close," Peter Westmacott tells CNN today.

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Goats and Soda
11:44 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

After arriving by ambulance, people with suspected Ebola virus lie on the ground before being admitted to the Doctors Without Borders Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, last week. The 120 beds in the center were filled almost immediately.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 8:51 am

Sheldon Yett is UNICEF's lead man in Liberia. Over a long career he's been in the thick of all sorts of crises — wars, earthquakes, epidemics. He's seen firsthand how, when disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers and experts from all over the world flood the zone.

But with the Ebola epidemic, almost no one is answering the call.

"I'm astounded by how difficult it has been to get the partners we need," Yett says. "People are afraid. I can't convince my own staff to come. It's extremely, extremely difficult. We need skilled, qualified people here."

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Around the Nation
11:38 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Northern California

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 4:54 pm

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The Two-Way
10:18 am
Sun August 24, 2014

3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:39 pm

President Obama is sending three White House officials to Ferguson, Mo., on Monday for the funeral service for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man killed by a white police officer two weeks ago.

The shooting set off days of unrest in the St. Louis suburb, but the demonstrations this weekend were relatively calm, with only a handful of arrests, The Associated Press reports.

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Code Switch
9:59 am
Sun August 24, 2014

50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Racked The U.S.

Police officers struggle with a man dripping wet from the blast of a fire hose during rioting in Rochester, N.Y., in 1964.
Dozier Mobley AP

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:02 pm

Fifty years ago this summer — a half-century before the protests in Ferguson, Mo. — riots broke out in seven cities in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Pennsylvania, sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.

In Philadelphia, the violence began after dark, in late August.

"It was a hot day and just wasn't too much activity in the hood, as they say," remembers Kenneth Salaam, who was 15 years old in 1964.

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The Two-Way
9:54 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day, Pledges $3 Billion For Army

Ukrainian military vehicles pass down Kiev's main street during a military parade to mark the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine's Independence from Russia, on Sunday.
Efrem Lukatsky AP

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:31 am

Ukraine is marking its independence day with a military parade in Kiev intended to send a symbolic message to Russia, which annexed Crimea earlier this year and has actively supported separatist militias.

As part of the parade in the Ukrainian capital, which marks the country's 23rd anniversary since breaking away from Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union, President Petro Poroshenko announced nearly $3 billion in new spending to re-equip the arming after what he called an "exhausting" campaign against the rebels.

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The Two-Way
9:12 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Iceland Lowers Volcano Warning

A view of a road closure to the Vattnajokull glacier, the site of the Bardarbunga volcano under the Dyngjujokull ice cap in Iceland, on Sunday. Scientists had worried that the volcano might spew steam and ash, but say now that it appears to have quieted.
Vilhelm Gunnarsson/ Fretabladid EPA/Landov

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:28 pm

Iceland is lowering the threat level on its Bardarbunga volcano. As we reported on Saturday, the warning had been raised to its highest level — red. Now, scientists in the island nation have ratcheted it down to orange.

Reuters reports:

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Education
7:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

University Tackles Sexual Assault Before The Parties Start

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 1:41 pm

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Iraq
7:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Journalist: It's Not Islam That Inspires U.K.'s Young Jihadis

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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Europe
7:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

In The Midst Of War, Ukraine Marks Its Independence

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:10 pm

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Europe
7:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Unity Leads The Polls In Scotland Independence Vote

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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Race
7:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Leading Ferguson's Faithful Through Turmoil And Beyond

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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Race
7:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Military Equipment Sales To Police

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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The Two-Way
7:50 am
Sun August 24, 2014

State Of Emergency Declared After Quake Rocks Northern Calif.

A photo provided by Lyall Davenport shows damage to a building in Napa, Calif., early Sunday.
Lyall Davenport AP

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 7:50 am

Updated at 8:30 p.m. ET

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has made an emergency declaration after a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked northern California, causing dozens of injuries, damaged buildings and power outages. The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PT, the U.S. Geological Survey says.

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