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August 21, 2014
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PRI's The World: 8/21/2014 The aftermath of American journalist James Foley's murder by extremists in Syria ? a Syrian opposition activist talks about the trajectory of the conflict. And a terrorism expert fills us in on the social media strategies of groups like the Islamic State. Plus, an immigrant from Trinidad, gives us a different take on Ferguson and its police force. She's lived there for 11 years. And how the smell of coral helps fish navigate.
PRI's The World:8/20/2014 Remembering journalist James Foley. The FBI says it believes that a web video published by the Islamic State purporting to show the execution of kidnapped journalist James Foley is, in fact, real. Plus, part two in our story of an undocumented Salvadoran couple living in Baltimore who have been trying to get their kids to the United States. And we look back on the life of an Indian yoga guru who helped introduce the practice to an American audience.
PRI's The World: 8/19/2014 Tweeting tear gas tips ? residents of the West Bank turn to Twitter and offer advice to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, the story of a undocumented immigrant couple trying to get their kids to the United States. That includes spending $10,000 on a coyote to help their kids get to Baltimore. And dating across cultures ? what happens when Russians and Americans mix over a candlelit dinner?
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Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom' Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.
Malaysian MH17 bodies to arrive home The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine are to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning.
NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs' The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.
Teaching theology... for profit?
A for-profit college based in Georgia offers theology degrees to would-be pastors.
Could $1 store + $1 store = monopoly?
Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's offer to buy, citing fears of antitrust complications.
School transportation cuts still affect families
Some districts that cut bus service during the recession haven't brought it back.
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