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7:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq

An Indian nurse caught up in fighting in Iraq hugs her sister after arriving at the airport in the southern Indian city of Kochi on Saturday.
Sivaram V Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:21 am

More than 40 Indian nurses trapped since last month in the rebel-held city of Mosul have arrived back home.

According to The Associated Press, the Indian government organized an Air India plane to fly the nurses home from Irbil.

The AP says: "Outside the airport in Kochi [in India's southern state of Kerala], hundreds of friends and relatives of the women greeted them with hugs and flowers. The nurses all looked exhausted and emotional, with one hugging her young nephew tightly."

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The Two-Way
6:57 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

A woman cries near her burning house after shelling in the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine, last month. The city of 100,000 has now been retaken from pro-Russian separatists.
Dmitry Lovetsky AP

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 10:56 am

Ukrainian troops have retaken the key stronghold of Slovyansk from pro-Russian forces in a sign that Kiev may be regaining control over the country's east, months after insurgents swept through the region establishing a self-proclaimed independent republic.

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The Two-Way
2:23 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

We Have A Weiner: Joey Chestnut Defends Hot-Dog-Eating Crown

He chowed down 61 in 10 minutes. 61! That's 23,790 calories, in case you're counting.
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 3:14 am

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate eight fewer hot dogs than last year, but that didn't prevent him from defending his title at Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest in New York.

Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., devoured 61 hot dogs and buns in the allotted 10 minutes. He ate 69 last year. But that wasn't the only reason for Chestnut to celebrate: Just before the competition began on Coney Island, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, also a competitive eater. She said yes.

Matt Stonie finished second. He ate 56 hot dogs and buns.

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The Two-Way
1:20 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Germany And Brazil To Face Off In World Cup Semifinals

Brazil's players celebrate after winning the World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia on Friday.
Vanderlei Almeida AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:20 am

After the first round of World Cup quarterfinal matches, Brazil and Germany will advance and face each other on Tuesday.

Brazil vs. Colombia

It had been an impressive World Cup for Colombia, going further than many expected, but they couldn't hold off the assault from World Cup host Brazil, whose 2-1 victory is sending them to the semifinals for the first time in 12 years.

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The Two-Way
12:55 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

SiriusXM Fires Anthony Cumia, Host Of 'Opie & Anthony,' Over Tweets

Radio shock jocks Greg "Opie" Hughes (left) and Anthony Cumia walk to the XM Satellite Radio studios in 2006, in New York. The network fired Cumia on Thursday for what it said were "racially-charged and hate-filled remarks."
Louis Lanzano AP

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 6:51 pm

Anthony Cumia, co-host of SiriusXM's Opie & Anthony, was fired by the satellite radio network for what the company called his "racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media."

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The Two-Way
11:28 am
Fri July 4, 2014

German Held On Suspicion Of Passing Classified Information

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 6:46 pm

German authorities have arrested a man, who media reports say worked for the country's spy agency, for allegedly passing intelligence to the United States.

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The Two-Way
10:03 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Pentagon Grounds All F-35s Amid Fire Investigation

The U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter
Samuel King Jr./U.S. Air Force AP

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 6:19 pm

The Pentagon has grounded all of its F-35s while it investigates the cause of a fire last month involving one of the jets.

In a statement late Thursday, the Defense Department said the decision was made based on initial findings from a runway fire incident June 23 at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. No one was hurt.

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The Two-Way
9:39 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook

Richard Neal gave a play-by-play of Hurricane Arthur from his perch in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
YouTube.com

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 12:55 pm

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The Two-Way
9:13 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Richard Mellon Scaife, Philanthropist, Conservative Donor, Dies

Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire philanthropist and conservative activist from Pittsburgh, died Friday. He was 82.
Keith Srakocic AP

Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire philanthropist and conservative donor from Pittsburgh who was heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune, has died. He was 82.

His death was reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the newspaper he owned.

NPR's Hansi Lo Wang is reporting on the story, and says:

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The Two-Way
8:25 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem Over Palestinian Teen's Funeral

A Palestinian throws a stone during clashes with Israeli police after prayers on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in East Jerusalem on Friday. The clashes came ahead of the funeral of a slain Palestinian teenager.
Baz Ratner Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 6:34 pm

Update at 3:36 p.m ET

Israeli police clashed Friday with Palestinians in East Jerusalem, as Palestinians buried an Arab teenager they say was killed by Israeli extremists.

Protesters threw rocks at police who responded with stun grenades, The Associated Press reports. About 30 Palestinians and 13 Israeli officers were injured in the clashes.

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