updated 11:43 AM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014

A cancer with no place in the 21st century. A poison opposed with "every breath in our body." Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq. But what is the international community actually doing? FULL STORY

Obama, Holder hone messages on race

Barack Obama and Eric Holder have avoided loaded language in response to the August 9 shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. FULL STORY

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Defense fund established to support Officer Darren Wilson has topped the $200,000 mark on @gofundme. #Ferguson
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SURPRISE 'Secret' app didn't actually keep you anonymous http://t.co/arjAqKeVSq via @CNNMoney
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Russia now has up to 18,000 "combat-ready" troops on its border with #Ukraine, according to a U.S. defense official.
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Two American flags that were taken from the Brooklyn Bridge expected to be returned to NYPD: http://t.co/5JTbD2lsCg http://t.co/zfwey2OIbd
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Romney: Clinton won't be able to distance herself from Obama - http://t.co/8DuUTeVAJP
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Do we really know why things in #Ferguson quieted down? What are your theories?
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Because it’s Friday: 23 photos of Hawaii. You’re welcome. http://t.co/x14q2M8N07 http://t.co/oZHbt0vtJh
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#MichaelBrown mother to CNN’s @andersoncooper: 'One day, they will regain my trust' (video) http://t.co/DoccE4Jogp #Ferguson
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Ryan: "How are you doing?" Romney: "Ha, good ... Heh. That is cold." https://t.co/83J6EsjzP9
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#ISIS sells $3M of black-market oil daily: CNN's John Defterios (@JDefteriosCNN) reports http://t.co/2qGrD45Ur3
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Perry's trip to NH next two days just start of series of early state visits. SC next week. Iowa (again) around Labor Day.
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Paul Ryan looks gleeful to dump a bucket of ice water on Mitt Romney. https://t.co/ly0zp9hfty
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"It is cold," Mitt Romney says, after getting doused with ice water by former running mate Paul Ryan. http://t.co/0bSDhMq6pg
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This is what President Obama did after his speech on #ISIS http://t.co/XUG3awdIgX http://t.co/8DSohz6DPt
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A man charged with unlawfully firing a shotgun no longer needs to blame it on Biden: http://t.co/mQ9Ev1ZWLW http://t.co/LmNk9FL1yG
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Some Clinton associates say the best way attack her is tie her to Obama http://t.co/skPWE8pIzW by @DanMericaCNN http://t.co/sBsUa0x4av
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Pres. Obama says "no just God would stand for" the #ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley: http://t.co/qenUR0u2k5 http://t.co/gRE25T7JLA
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President Obama: A group like #ISIS has no place in the 21st century. http://t.co/qenUR0u2k5 http://t.co/cgg7jq4AxX
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President Obama is speaking now on the beheading of journalist James Foley. Watch CNN: http://t.co/8aAqKANfrF
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Attorney General Holder arrives in Ferguson, Missouri, to check on federal investigation of Michael Brown's death: http://t.co/5XhcuEqd8Y
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President Obama is scheduled to make a statement on the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley at 12:45pET. Watch: http://t.co/8aAqKANfrF
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Ron Paul defends Rick Perry, calls indictment 'a joke' http://t.co/jXtQBrBxFD http://t.co/lIWG0WaBwu
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Perry booked with his “head held high,” says he won’t be distracted by “baseless” charges: http://t.co/unUWiXw1wG http://t.co/feaUFb2ZbW
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How Romney made the move from presidential election loser to respected party statesman: http://t.co/JgOs2DdAcg http://t.co/HBJW2PcnYg
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