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Evidence markers are placed around Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was killed just feet from where hundreds of MPs were meeting for their weekly caucus meetings. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was Quebec native, and appeared on a government watch list.


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An image taken from a propaganda video released in March by the Islamic State group's al-Furqan Media allegedly shows IS fighters in the Syrian City of HomsThe Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said Thursday. This will be a sustained fight, and we are in the early stages," said undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen. Cohen is among a team of Obama administration officials leading the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, also known as ISIL, which has seized a large swath of territory in Iraq and Syria. The group is now "considered the world's wealthiest and most financially sophisticated terrorist organization," said Marwan Muasher, vice president at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


2014-10-23 09:16:27 -0600

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.


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