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Thursday, October 23, 2014-1:36:46P.M.

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‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.


Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, died on Tuesday at age 93.


Monica Lewinsky calls herself ‘patient zero’ for online destruction

PHILADELPHIA (Ars Technica) — In a speech given at the Forbes Under 30 Summit Monday entitled “Monica Lewinsky and the Internet’s Reputation Shredder,” Monica Lewinsky announced her intent to draw attention to the “compassion deficit” and “empathy crisis” that have arisen from the way people are treated on the Internet.


Feds to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

NEW YORK (Reuters) — The United States government ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.


Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq’s Anbar province a key battleground again

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target — Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.


International Organization for Migration receives $750,000 from US

KOLONIA, Pohnpei (U.S. Embassy) — The U.S. government has awarded the International Organization for Migration or IOM $750,000 to fund for 24 months its program “Combatting Trafficking in Persons in Micronesia through the Establishment of Protection Framework for Victims of Trafficking.”


Britain will tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups.


US, Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense

TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries’ militaries and bolster island defense capabilities.