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WASHINGTON — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by...
Chicago will lay to rest its youngest fatal shooting victim this year on Friday. Nine-year-old Antonio Smith was fatally shot at least four times in a South Side backyard just blocks away from his home, according to the Chicago Tribune. Since the...
A new Pew Research Center report finds that social media users are more likely to share opinions their readers are likely to agree with. Photo by Flickr user Jason Howie Ice bucket challenge. VMAs. Emmys. Wash, rinse, refresh page. If you think your...
File photo of a Tim Hortons cafe in New York City taken on Aug. 25. The American fast food giant Burger King announced it has agreed to merge with Canadian coffee and cafe chain Tim Hortons. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Burger King announced...
NuDay Syria organized a candlelit vigil in James Foley’s hometown of Rochester, N.H., on Aug. 23. “Many people present spontaneously gave beautiful tributes to Jim. Their words spoke directly to our hearts,” his parents wrote on...
Palestinians stand in a room of their house whose facade was destroyed overnight by Israeli airstrikes on Aug. 26 in Gaza City. Israel and Hamas reportedly have agreed to a cease-fire. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images Egyptian state...