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Islamists release an American in Syria, Beyonce closes the VMAs in style, and more

1. Islamists release an American journalist in Syria
An al Qaeda affiliate in Syria — the Nusra Front — unexpectedly freed American freelance journalist Peter Theo Curtis on Sunday, nearly two years after he was kidnapped. Curtis’ release came less than a week after the beheading of another U.S. reporter, James Foley, by the more radical Islamist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Qatar, a U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, mediated on behalf of Curtis. [The New York Times]


2. Michael Brown’s father asks for quiet ahead of the teen’s funeral
Michael Brown Sr. called for a day of calm on Monday, the day of the funeral of his 18-year-old son, who was shot and killed two weeks ago by a Ferguson, Missouri, police…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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