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Friday's Morning Email: Ebola Cases Could Top 20,000

Lauren Weber | August 29, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES ‘WE DON’T HAVE A STRATEGY YET’ President Obama made it very clear the administration has not settled on a strategic response to the expansion of ISIS. The U.S. “has identified” up to a dozen radicalized Americans fighting for ISIS. Reports emerged that James...

Thursday's Morning Email: Russia Continues 'Stealth Invasion'

Lauren Weber | August 28, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES UKRAINE: RUSSIA INVADING “Determined to preserve the pro-Russian revolt in eastern Ukraine, Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday, sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory.” According to Mykhailo...

Wednesday's Morning Email: Obama Pursuing 'Sweeping' Climate Accord

Lauren Weber | August 27, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES MEET THE AMERICAN ISIS FIGHTER Douglas McAuthur McCain, a 33-year-old born in Illinois who loved the NBA, is the first American to be killed fighting for the Islamic state. While authorities try to piece together what could have radicalized McCain, President Obama is beginning “to...

Tuesday's Morning Email: U.S. Weighs Airstrikes in Syria

Lauren Weber | August 26, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES SYRIAN AIRSTRIKES ON THE TABLE While the U.S. runs surveillance flights over Syria in advance of possible airstrikes, “Syria's foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against Islamic State militants without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be...

Monday's Morning Email: Michael Brown's Funeral Today

Lauren Weber | August 25, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES MICHAEL BROWN’S FUNERAL IS TODAY “On the eve of Michael Brown's funeral Monday, the teen's parents saw their son for the first time since his death and tried to prepare for a burial that will test their strength. At noon Sunday, about 100 family members and friends...

Friday's Morning Email: ISIS 'Beyond Anything We've Seen'

Lauren Weber | August 22, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES HAGEL: ISIS ‘BEYOND ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN’ “Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive. The Islamic State ‘clearly poses a long-term threat,’ Hagel said...

Thursday's Morning Email: U.S. Attempted To Rescue James Foley

Lauren Weber | August 21, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES HOLDER: ‘NEED CONCRETE ACTION TO CHANGE THINGS IN THIS COUNTRY’ “Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the ‘eyes of the nation and the world’ are on this small suburb of St. Louis where an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by police earlier this month. The...

Wednesday's Morning Email: ISIS Beheads American Photojournalist

Lauren Weber | August 20, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES FERGUSON UNREST CONTINUES “It was almost a peaceful night. But late Tuesday, the tension in the air broke and there were, once again, confrontations between police and the protesters out calling for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown … According to Missouri Highway Patrol Capt....

Tuesday's Morning Email: New Clashes In Ferguson

Lauren Weber | August 20, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN FERGUSON “Strict new protest rules and the presence of the National Guard in Ferguson didn’t prevent fresh clashes with police on Monday night, the ninth night of unrest since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug....

Monday's Morning Email: National Guard Headed to Ferguson

Lauren Weber | August 18, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES NATIONAL GUARD HEADED TO FERGUSON MIssouri Governor Jay Nixon is sending the National Guard to Ferguson after the worst night of violence since the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9. “Police cleared Ferguson of protesters hours before a state-imposed curfew was set to take...

Friday's Morning Email: Ferguson Tensions Subside

Lauren Weber | August 15, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES ALL QUIET ON THE MIDWESTERN FRONT? “There was a stark change Thursday from a day earlier in this St. Louis suburb, with police officers from the city of St. Louis mingling with people protesting the weekend shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer....

Thursday's Morning Email: Ferguson Unrest Continues, HuffPost Reporter Arrested

Lauren Weber | August 14, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES VIOLENCE ROCKS FERGUSON Tensions continue to rise in Ferguson, Missouri as “protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other...

Wednesday's Morning Email: Time's Up For Maliki

Lauren Weber | August 13, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES MALIKI’S OUSTER IMMINENT “Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki’s defiant fight to retain power in Iraq appeared to collapse on Tuesday after his former backers in Iran, the military and his own party all signaled that he could no longer expect their support.” The White House...

Tuesday's Morning Email: Robin Williams ~ 1951-2014

Lauren Weber | August 12, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES MALIKI REFUSES TO STEP ASIDE The Pentagon stated multiple U.S. airstrikes have slowed ISIS’s advancement on Mount Sinjar, but hadn't stopped their onslaught. Haidar al-Abadi has been named the new Prime Minister of Iraq, but current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has continued to...

Monday's Morning Email: Possible Iraq Coup

Lauren Weber | August 11, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES IRAQ GOVERNMENT CHAOS, POTENTIAL COUP Troops are massing in Baghdad as a showdown between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Iraq's President Fouad Massoum intensifies. “The government formation process is critical in terms of sustaining stability and calm in Iraq, and our hope is that...

Friday's Morning Email: Obama Authorizes Air Strikes, Aid for Iraq

Lauren Weber | August 8, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES OBAMA OKs AIR STRIKES, AID DROPS FOR IRAQ President Obama announced late last night that he has authorized both air strikes and aid drops in Iraq. “Today America is coming to help,” he said. However, he was quick to stress that the U.S. would avoid...

Thursday's Morning Email: CDC Upgrades Ebola Threat to Level One

Lauren Weber | August 7, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES CDC UPGRADES EBOLA THREAT The Center for Disease and Control has classified Ebola as a level one threat, highlighting concerns about the virus’s spread into Nigeria. Medical experts continue to call for greater access to the experimental drugs two infected American missionaries received....

Wednesday's Morning Email: Gaza Cease-Fire Holds For Now

Lauren Weber | August 6, 2014 | HPSN
TOP STORIES GAZA CEASE-FIRE ENTERS DAY TWO As negotiators head to Cairo, both sides are sharpening their negotiating points. Israel and Egypt are seeking to disarm Hamas, while Hamas hopes to keep its military arm. Not surprisingly, no one thinks this will be the

Tuesday's Morning Email: 72-Hour Cease-Fire in Gaza

Lauren Weber | August 5, 2014 | HPSN
Scrabble lovers rejoice: You now have 5,000 more words to pull out in the clutch. This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Tuesday, August 5, 2014. TOP STORIES 72-HOUR CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA “A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and...

Monday's Morning Email: Israel Shells Another School

Lauren Weber | August 4, 2014 | HPSN
In honor of President Obama’s 53rd birthday, enjoy his best moments in gifs. This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Monday, August 4, 2014. The Scuttlebutt Second American ebola patient to return to U.S. A man tried to kill his roommate over some
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