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Mohammed Emwazi in a still image from a video obtained from SITE Intel Group website February 26, 2015
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'Jihadi John' Was a Loner

The ISIS executioner Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from London nicknamed 'Jihadi John,' was a cold loner who didn't talk much, according to an ISIS defector. "The British fighters were always hanging out together, but he wouldn't join them," he said

Iraqi Army prepares for operation

Iraq Launches Attack on ISIS

Iraqi on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, from the Islamic State extremist group

Seattle Transit Bus

Seattle Bus Fares Are Now Based on Your Income

Mass transit officials have long offered discounts to certain commuters—seniors, veterans and government employees, to name a few. On Sunday, Seattle added people from low-income households to the list

Ikea

IKEA Furniture Will Soon Charge Your Phone

No need to waste time looking for your phone charger: Some new IKEA furniture will be able to charge your phone wirelessly beginning in April, the company announced. The wireless charging stations will be integrated into pieces like desks, tables and lamps

US Pot Bust

Big Border Bust Nets 15 Tons of Pot

Federal authorities confiscated more than 15 tons of marijuana en route to the United States from Mexico last week in the second-largest drug seizure at a U.S. border ever, officials said. It was worth almost $19 million

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, US teaser poster.

Fifty Shades Is on Track to Earn $500 Million

Fifty Shades of Grey has earned $338.4 million from global box offices, becoming Universal Studios' highest-grossing R-rated film internationally, and is fast approaching a combined domestic and international total of $500 million

Jeb Bush speaks at CPAC in National Harbor, Md. on Feb. 27, 2015.

Jeb Bush Runs the Gauntlet

The man who once said Republicans should “lose the primary to win the general election” is nonetheless aiming to establish his credentials in a way that minimizes the ideological protest against his candidacy from the right. But the fight is far from over

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Los Angeles Police Fatally Shoot Homeless Man

Police shot and killed a man who struggled with officers on a sidewalk in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said on Sunday. The shooting is the latest in a recent series of fatal police shootings around the country

Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. People carry a huge banner reading 'those bullets for everyone of us, heroes never die!' as they march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin.Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.”

Thousands March in Moscow to Mourn Slain Putin Foe

Tens of thousands of people marched on Sunday under a gray Moscow sky in honor of Boris Nemtsov, the opposition figure who was gunned down on Friday night mere steps from the Kremlin. "We all were shot in the heart," one Russian said

A Visa Inc. credit card sits on top of credit and debit cards arranged for a photograph in Washington on Jan. 29, 2014.

Visa Wins Costco’s Credit Card Business

Costco announced that the retailer’s credit card network will be handled by Visa next year, an announcement that comes weeks after it sideswiped Visa rival American Express in a move that ended a 16-year relationship with the retailer