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US says military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) — The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.

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Murder, revenge, lust and rampage take over ‘Sin City’ sequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” as old and new faces from Frank Miller’s noir graphic novels are brought to life in film.

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Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama is considering key changes in the nation’s immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s approach to immigration.

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Matthew Weiner on ‘Mad Men’ and male friendships

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — As the creator of “Mad Men,” AMC Networks’ period TV drama and its brooding, dysfunctional ad man Don Draper, Matthew Weiner has had some experience in exploring the male psyche.

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Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given US jobs gains

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Reserve hinted on Wednesday that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead it to raise interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating.

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Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television’s Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show’s organizers said on Wednesday.

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US attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 12 nights of racially charged protests.

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‘We hear you,’ US Homeland Security officials tell Fil-Ams

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer) — Federal officials are seriously studying the proposal to place the Philippines under Temporary Protected Status or TPS, the Department of Homeland Security assured Filipino-American community leaders at a meeting on Aug. 13 at the Philippine Embassy here.

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