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China

China says US diplomatic complaint filed over approach by one of its jets to a Navy patrol plane is 'completely groundless' - @Reuters

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Iraq crisis

US military, intelligence communities gathering current data on locations of Islamic State leadership and troop concentrations in Syria - @CNN

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Iraq crisis

Report: US journalist James Foley may have volunteered to face execution to save other hostages held by Islamic State - @TelegraphNews

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China

Pentagon: Chinese fighter jet confronted US Navy reconnaissance plane - @nytimes

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United States

US stocks end mixed; best week in 4 months for Dow, S&P 500 - @CNBC

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Target credit card data, personal information breach

Homeland Security: More than 1,000 US businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit Target, Supervalu and UPS Stores - @nytimes

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Argentina debt default 2014

Argentina slams US judge in debt case as 'imperialist,' peso halts rout - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House calls on Russia to remove convoy from Ukraine or face consequences - @Reuters

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United States Department of Defense

US lodges formal protest with Beijing after dangerous intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane earlier this week - @Reuters

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retail

McDonald's names a new president for US division, marking the second change in less than two years - @CrainsChicago

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markets

US stocks open flat as investors look ahead to speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen; Dow falls 6.42 points - @ReutersBiz

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Mother of slain US journalist James Foley: 'We had so many people praying for Jimmy...Jim's strength and love was the answer to prayer' - @TODAYshow broadcast

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Argentina debt default 2014

US judge declines to find Argentina in contempt of court for its proposal to bring defaulted sovereign debt under local law - @Reuters

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markets

S&P 500 closes above 1,992 for 1st time; Dow gains 61 points - @CNNMoney

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soccer

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a break from the US men's national team until September 2015 to spend more time with family - @ussoccer

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Former top US general urges President Obama to wipe out Islamic State in wake of Foley killing - @guardian

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United States Department of State

State Department bans US ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service officers from taking 'ice-bucket challenge' to raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease - @AP

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Emory doctor: Treating patients with Ebola in the US 'will help advance the world's understanding' of the virus - @alanblinder

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Ebola outbreak 2014

CDC: 2 Americans cleared of Ebola and discharged from Atlanta hospital; pose no risk to public health - statement

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Ford Motor Company

Ford tells US dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models with potential steering gear assembly problems; none of the affected vehicles have been sold to customers - @Reuters

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