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FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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A community leader tries to get protesters to move back as police attempt to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo. early Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Smoke rises after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary cease-fire and endangered negotiations in Egypt over ending the month long war between Israel and Hamas. The fighting occurred some eight hours before a temporary truce was set to expire. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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This photo taken in 2011 shows Abe Mashal posing for a photo at his home in St. Charles, Ill. The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. One of the plaintiffs in the Portland lawsuit, Abe Mashal, was unable to print his boarding pass before a flight out of Chicago four years ago. A counter representative told him he was on the no-fly list and would not be allowed to board. Mashal was surrounded by about 30 law enforcement officials, he said. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media)
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Students wait in line at ReNEW SciTech Academy, a charter school in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans. The vast majority of public school students will be attending a charter school established by a state-run school district created in the wake of the storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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A Russian military truck carries a MSTA-S self-propelled howitzer about 10 kilometers from the Russia-Ukrainian border control point at town Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) greets New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) after the Jets beat the Colts 13-10 in a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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In this image made from a video provided by ABC15 TV, a rescue worker from a helicopter reaches down to residents of a flooded house in New River, Ariz., north of Phoenix, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The area was flooded after several inches of rain pummeled the state. (AP Photo/ABC15 TV)
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In this undated handout photo provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres, local staff and healthcare workers for Doctors Without Borders, exit an isolation ward in Guekedou, Guinea. For doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa, working in head-to-toe protective gear in muddy health clinics is often the least of their problems, as many also struggle to convince people they are there to stop Ebola, not spread it. (AP Photo/MSF)
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry points a finger as he arrives in Sydney. In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called Kerry a wild dog with a "hideous lantern jaw." (AP Photo/Peter Parks, Pool)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. U.S. HAS NO GOOD OPTION TO PROTECT SECOND JOURNALIST HOSTAGE

After the Islamic State beheaded reporter James Foley, the White House must decide how it will tackle the terrorist group bearing in mind it’s holding another American citizen.

2. BLACK LEADERS CALM FERGUSON CROWDS

Many of the volunteers trying to ease tensions in the St. Louis suburb tell angry protesters that looting and violence will overshadow Michael Brown’s killing.

3. GAZA TRUCE TALKS COLLAPSE INTO VIOLENCE

An Egyptian effort to end the monthlong war between Israel and Hamas failed once again as Palestinian militants fire dozens of rockets and Israel responds with airstrikes, killing 10.

4. U.S. CHANGING NO-FLY LIST RULES

AP’s Eileen Sullivan reports that the Obama administration vows to change the way air travelers can ask to be removed from the catalog of suspected terrorists.

5. HOW THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE IN NEW ORLEANS IS CHANGING

Some are hailing the rising number of charter schools as a grand experiment but others say they are out of poorer and minority families’ reach.

6. NORAMLITY ELUSIVE FOR UKRAINE’S BESIEGED EAST

Donetsk, which is the region’s industrial center, is craving a return to normal life but is held captive to the ongoing war between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels.

7. NFL’S VETERAN STARS DEFY AGE LABEL

Many players who are in their thirties shrug off jokes and gray hairs to stay in the game. GRAYBEARDS STILL GOING

8. WHERE FLOODING IS STUNNING RESIDENTS

Dramatic scenes of submerged roads and rescue operations are stunning communities in Phoenix which is seeing record rainfall.

9. LIBERIA IMPOSES CURFEW IN EBOLA-STRINKEN SLUM

The country’s president also ordered security forces to quarantine the neighborhood, home to at least 50,000 people.

10. WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE LATEST NORTH KOREAN INSULT

Pyongyang is calling John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous lantern jaw” in the latest slur targeted at American officials by the hostile nation.

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