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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

August 21, 2014

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GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

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Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

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Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity
Posted: August 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already gotten the drops boosted their immunity.

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Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.

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Stocks move higher; S&P 500 at record high
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were on pace for a fourth straight day of gains Thursday, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track to beat its record high close set last month. Investors were encouraged by a report that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after delivering better results, while Sears plunged after reporting that its loss doubled from a year ago. Trading remains light with many investors out on vacation.

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McIlroy stumbles to worst start in 2 months
Posted: August 21, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy got off to his worst start in two months Thursday with a 3-over 74 in The Barclays.

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San Francisco to tally bird-into-window death toll
Posted: August 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials have launched a program to document the number of birds that die by crashing into windows in an effort to reduce such collisions.

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St. Louis police release video of shooting
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency when it comes to officer-involved shootings.

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Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television ratings for the Little League World Series.

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