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Middle East

Saavy PR Campaign Has Lured Many To Fight In Syria's Civil War

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Sat August 30, 2014
Sports

Len Elmore: Black Athletes Need To Speak Out About Ferguson

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Business

Beware: Your Uber Ride May Come With A Side Of Oversharing

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Sat August 30, 2014
U.S.

One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

Susan sits on a park bench in Washington, D.C. She has struggled with homelessness for nearly two decades.
Gabrielle Emanuel NPR

The grass is fraying around the edges in Washington, D.C.'s Franklin Square Park, but the trees are more important. They offer much-appreciated shade to the homeless people who sit below.

Many of the park benches are occupied by homeless men — but there are a few women too. Susan, sitting amid her bags in the park's northwest corner, is one of them. She's been on and off the streets of Washington since 1995 and asked that her last name not be used because she was in an abusive relationship and doesn't want her whereabouts known.

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3:59pm

Sat August 30, 2014
The Two-Way

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam watches pregame festivities before the start of the South Dakota State-Missouri NCAA college football game on Saturday, in Columbia, Mo. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was released by the St. Louis Rams Saturday.
L.G. Patterson AP

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted to an NFL team, has been cut from the roster of the St. Louis Rams, the team has announced.

ESPN.com writes:

"Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.

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