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FILE - This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain."  (AP Photo)
UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'British spy agencies face questions about how London man became Islamic State's 'Jihadi John'
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FILE - This Nov. 12, 1999 file photo of pop star Gary Glitter, who has been jailed for 16 years at Southwark Crown Court for a string of historic sex attacks on three schoolgirls. (AP Photo/PA, John Stillwell) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
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Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw streetWarsaw city councilors ban 1945 Soviet army monument from returning to a Warsaw city street
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Bombings, mortar fire kill 8 people in IraqBombings, mortar fire kill 8 people in Baghdad and near Iraqi capital, officials say
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A boy shows a piece of shrapnel in the village of Chermalyk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weaponsUkraine government, rebels withdraw heavy weapons from front line, but suspicion lingers
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A man boils water for tea outside a damaged apartment building, disconnected from cooking gas and electricity, in Debaltseve, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, which inflicted severe damage to most buildings the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell last week to Russia-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas suppliesUkraine tries to keep Russian gas supplies coming but faces severe financial trouble
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In this Jan. 29,2015 photo, a caricature emblem stands in the window of the Rock Camp for Dads studio in St. Louis Park, Minn. where  musicians of all abilities can rehearse to release their inner Hendrix.  Since 2009, Rock Camp has given hundreds of dads _ and moms, too _ an outlet for their rock star ambitions. Campers rehearse for a month at one of 10 camps devoted to Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac or other stars before taking the stage for a live gig. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Rock 'n' roll dreams come true for adults at Minnesota campRock Camp for Dads lets baby boomers _ and younger musicians _ unleash their inner Hendrix
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2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail2 Pakistani militants accused in 2013 killing of 10 foreign climbers escape from jail
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  • Hearing set to consider mental evaluation for suspect in Realtor killing

    On Thursday, a judge set a hearing for next week for 35-year-old Arron Lewis and his estranged wife, Crystal Lowery, 42 , who are both charged in the kidnapping and killing Little Rock real estate agent Beverly Carter. A judge will consider next week a mental evaluation that found the man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a Little Rock real estate agent fit to proceed to trial. NWAonline, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 12:56 PM
  • Guns-at-college bill heads to House

    Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, attends a House Education Committee discussion Thursday on his legislation requiring public universities and colleges to allow properly licensed staff members to carry firearms on campus. A legislative committee approved legislation that would require public universities and colleges to allow staff members with concealed-weapon permits to carry firearms on campus. NWAonline, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 05:34 AM
  • House approves eVersity bill, 93-3

    Lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ease the creation of the new Internet university run through the University of Arkansas System. The House of Representatives also passed bills dealing with fetus remains, banning "revenge porn," and punishing drunken boaters the same way as drunken drivers. NWAonline, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 03:50 AM
  • 2nd firing letter says coach spent untidily

    A new termination letter from the North Little Rock School District accuses high school football coach Brad Bolding of failing to follow district rules involving nearly $140,000 in purchases made between late August 2013 and this January. The letter, made public Thursday by Bolding's attorney, also lists more than $94,000 in purchases made before Aug. 9, 2013, the date when the district says it admonished Bolding in writing to adhere to the district's purchasing policies and procedures. NWAonline, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 03:46 AM
  • Jon Woods has apparent way to restore tax money to chambers of commerce

    The chambers of commerce apparently have their vehicle to restore tax subsidies put in jeopardy by Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce's ruling that the Arkansas Constitution forbids local tax money contributions to private corporations such as chambers of commerce. Pierce ruled in a lawsuit supported by the Arkansas Public Law Center. Arkansas Times, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 03:26 PM
  • Carman McBride is 2015 Arkansas Milken educator

    Carman McBride , an environmental and spatial technology facilitator for grades 3-5 at Roberts Elementary in Little Rock, is this year's Arkansas winner of the Milken Educator award, a $25,000 prize. She previously taught fourth grade in Texarkana and was cited for her student's test scores and her community work. Arkansas Times, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 02:51 PM
  • New Eagle Scouts

    Mitchell Harvey, 14, is the son of Susan and David Harvey of North Little Rock. He is a member of Troop 18 at First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock. Arkansas Online, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 04:00 AM
  • Walmart wage hike, by the numbers

    "Let me state, this is a local control bill and not a bill to support or oppose the addition of fluoride to the drinking water. If you live in Texarkana, Gravette, Corning or Lake Village, Little Rock is a capital far, far away." Arkansas Times, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 04:00 AM
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