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Of course, they were arrested.
Hours after images of the beheading of James Foley were disseminated across Twitter, the social media service announced a conditional change that would allow families to request that images of the deceased be removed from Twitter.
Aug 19, 2014 8:16PM ET
"Fresh water is one of our nation's most precious resources," Jim Gulliford, executive director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, said. "It is a resource that should never be undervalued or wasted."
Aug 19, 2014 8:16PM ET
A grand jury is unlike a regular jury. Here's how it works and what we might expect when this one convenes on Wednesday.
Aug 19, 2014 7:40PM ET
Overnight, Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson addressed the violence and use of force by his police officers.
Aug 19, 2014 7:18PM ET
The league thinks the spot is so valuable that international superstars will pay to take the stage.
Aug 19, 2014 6:32PM ET
Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed up at an Austin courthouse on Tuesday to be fingerprinted and have a mugshot taken following his indictment on charges of abuse of power.
Aug 19, 2014 5:51PM ET
Rep. Paul Ryan told Time Magazine that he wanted to wait until the "dust settles" in Ferguson before weighing in on the debate over police tactics against protesters.
Aug 19, 2014 4:59PM ET
The murder of James Wright Foley was intended as a warning against American intervention in Iraq.
Aug 19, 2014 4:09PM ET
After rocket fire from Gaza broke a temporary truce, Israel resumed airstrikes on Gaza and pulled its delegation from ceasefire talks in Cairo. After a rocket was downed over Tel Aviv, Israel reportedly resumed its military operation in Gaza again.
Aug 19, 2014 3:58PM ET
So what does the future hold for the baseball prodigy? Basketball, she hopes.
Aug 19, 2014 3:47PM ET
Spotify doesn't know what "Shake It Off" even is, but wonders if you've heard Kimbra's new song? Because it is great.
Aug 19, 2014 3:29PM ET
Who's been on Letterman the most? Whose debut film was the best? Who had the coolest alternative career?
Aug 19, 2014 3:25PM ET
Republicans and Democrats agree that the indictment against Gov. Perry is weak, but a new RickPAC ad reminds everyone that this all started with a drunk driving District Attorney.
Aug 19, 2014 3:19PM ET
A Pentagon spokesman on Tuesday defended the surplus military transfer program that has come under fire following the police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Aug 19, 2014 3:15PM ET
Officers shot a knife-wielding robbery suspect, just a few miles away from the heart of Ferguson.
Aug 19, 2014 3:02PM ET
Egypt may be trolling the United States, but Ferguson has given them ammunition.
Aug 19, 2014 2:49PM ET
Joe Miller is running again for the GOP Senate nomination in Alaska, four years after he nearly won a seat after a surprise primary win. He's an underdog again in Tuesday's primary.
Aug 19, 2014 2:15PM ET
Better call Plouffe. David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, has a new gig as senior vice president of policy and strategy at Uber.
Aug 19, 2014 1:45PM ET
The City of Ferguson is exploring some serious changes to their police force.
Aug 19, 2014 1:28PM ET
The mic grab heard 'round the world turns five years old this year. Which of the players involved was on top then, and which is now?
Aug 19, 2014 1:16PM ET
In the background of the Ferguson protests, everyday life is being disrupted for the tens of thousands of students in the Ferguson-Florissant school district and surrounding areas.
Aug 19, 2014 12:36PM ET
The death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who was killed by a police chokehold last month, will be presented to a Grand Jury.
Aug 19, 2014 12:27PM ET
Knowledge of this meeting comes after several bodies were discovered in Eastern Ukraine yesterday. They were of victims from a convoy attack.
Aug 19, 2014 12:26PM ET
Once again, we're reminded that President Obama is aloof and hasn't made friends in Congress, even with his fellow Democrats, thanks to a new story from The New York Times.
Aug 19, 2014 12:20PM ET
Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, The Way Forward, is a classic campaign-style memoir, complete with homespun tales of childhood, intra-party criticism, and a policy agenda. But will he run in 2016?
Aug 19, 2014 12:16PM ET
Residents near Yosemite National Park received 13,000 evacuation orders Tuesday when a wildfire rapidly spread across 1,200 acres, threatening 500 homes.
Aug 19, 2014 12:07PM ET
The band best known for "The Wire" brings out the big guns with celebrity cameos from Kesha, Ezra Koenig, and Vanessa Bayer.
Aug 19, 2014 11:52AM ET
A newly released video by the Islamic State shows a picture of an American man who had been beheaded in Iraq with a caption that translated into English reads, "we will drown all of you in blood."
Aug 19, 2014 11:28AM ET
After rumors circulated yesterday that a grand jury would begin an investigation into Michael Brown's death as early as Wednesday, the St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney has confirmed the date.