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August 22, 2014 7:57 AM EDT

‘Direct Invasion’

Russia sent a convoy said to be carrying aid without a Red Cross escort into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government, whose security chief told reporters the move was a ‘direct invasion’

How Some People Survive Ebola

Two Americans who became infected with Ebola in Liberia and were evacuated to Atlanta for treatment were discharged and declared virus-free on Thursday

Why ‘Hacktivists’ Are in Ferguson

What the hacker community Anonymous does and how it dealt with the affiliated member who misidentified unarmed teen Michael Brown’s killer

Hamas Leader Admits Israeli Teens’ Kidnap, Killing

A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens in June, which helped spark the current war in Gaza, marking the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack

Access to Screens Is Lowering Kids’ Social Skills

Researchers out of UCLA have highlighted a potential downside of the prevalence of digital data in early development and education, in a study that found kids who were deprived of screens for five days got much better at reading people’s emotions

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Gay Marriage Ban

A judge in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida’s constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment, then issued a stay delaying the effect of his order, meaning no marriage licenses will be immediately issued for gay couples

What Bank of America Did to Warrant a $17 Billion Penalty

It’s the largest settlement ever between the U.S. government and a private corporation — restitution for BofA’s role in the financial crisis. Here’s what the Justice Department’s breakdown of the bank’s actions reveals about how bankers inflated the housing bubble

Aaron Paul Plans Breaking Bad Scavenger Hunt for Emmys

Prizes scattered across Hollywood will include signed Breaking Bad scripts, posters, dolls, action figures and art from the show. Paul, who won two Emmys for his role as Jesse on the show in 2010 and 2012, is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor again this year

U.S. Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket Challenge

Lawyers at the State Department have forbidden U.S. diplomats (like, say, John Kerry) from participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, because of an ethical issue that forbids using public office for private gain — even for a worthy cause

Malaysia Receives First Bodies of MH17 Victims

Malaysia came to a standstill on Friday morning as the remains of its nationals killed on the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 began to arrive home amid a minute of silence. But while many in the nation grieved, others were already focusing on the next step: seeking justice

Mo’ne Davis Draws Record Little League Viewership

Davis might not have thrown a no-hitter on Wednesday, but she did draw the most viewers of a Little League game in ESPN’s history. Nearly 5 million viewers tuned in for the Little League World Series game between Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons and Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge

You Can Sleep in Ikea for a Night Thanks to Airbnb

Airbnb and Ikea have partnered to allow a group of Australians to sleep in the Scandinavian furniture store for one night only on Aug. 21 in Sydney for a mere 11 Australian dollars. They won’t even have to assemble the beds themselves

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