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- Oil Prices Continue To Decline (Barry Norman, FX Empire) Oil prices returned to their down trend Friday (22 August) after gaining on Thursday. WTI crude oil was down 21 cents to trade at 93.75 while Brent Sea oil was down 18 cents at 102.49 after climbing from the 101 price level on Thursday.
- Recent articles about Ferguson:
Ferguson’s Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores (Tim Mak, The Daily Beast)
ACLU: Ferguson police report on Michael Brown’s death violates law (Jason Sickles, Yahoo! News)
Crowdfunding for Ferguson officer tops out at $235K (Yamiche Alcindor, Larry Copeland and Marisol Bello, USA Today)
Cash raised for Mo. cop surpasses Brown donations (Natalie DiBlasio, USA Today)
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
Gaza militants execute 18 alleged collaborators (William Booth and Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post)
In Iraq, A Bombing Program Designed for the Weapons Industry (Tom Engelhardt, Tom Dispatch, Common Dreams) Hat tip to Rob Carter.
A ‘range of options’ under discussion to combat Islamic State (Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post)
With Russian Convoy in Ukraine, Defiant Putin Stays One Step Ahead (David Francis and Jamila Trindle, Foreign Policy)
NATO condemns Russia’s action, sees build-up of forces near Ukraine (Martin Santa and Julia Fioretti, Reuters)
Russian trucks depart Ukraine, leaving questions in their wake (Annie Gowen and Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post)
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