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Why This Gaza Ceasefire Is Holding

August 27, 2014
Palestinians wave Hamas flags as they celebrate in Gaza City on August 27, 2014, during a rally following a deal hailed by Israel and the Islamist movement as 'victory' in the 50-day war. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Veteran Middle East negotiator Aaron David Miller says “the odds favor traction for this ceasefire unlike all the others.”

Snapchat Reportedly Valued At $10 Billion

August 27, 2014
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles, Oct. 24, 2013. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson explains why the photo messaging app is valued so high, even though it has very little revenue.

Former Vatican Ambassador Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse

August 27, 2014
The Vatican's envoy to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, is pictured on August 12, 2011, in Santo Domingo. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, could face criminal charges outside the Holy See.

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

August 27, 2014
Matt Victoriano stands in front of his cafe/bar Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a “Champion of Change” at the White House.

What We Know About The Americans Fighting In Syria

August 27, 2014
This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. (Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office via AP)

Douglas McAuthur McCain, who was killed over the weekend, was believed to be fighting alongside Islamic State militants.

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

August 27, 2014
Steve Perry was lead singer of Journey during its most successful periods, including the song "Don't Stop Believin'." He's pictured here onstage in New York in 1979. (Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.

Kurds Make Some Gains In Fight Against ISIS In Iraq

August 27, 2014
Kurdish Peshmerga forces quietly celebrate in Baqarta after driving Islamic militants out of villages to the northeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (Screenshot from Jim Muir's BBC video report)

Peshmerga forces have driven the Islamic State militants out of villages to the northeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Reporters Say Questions About Police Corruption Led Them Back To The Newsroom

August 27, 2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer says it dug up damaging evidence against reporters at its sister newspaper the Daily News.

District Profile: Up For Grabs But Leaning Right In Wisconsin’s Sixth

August 27, 2014
Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman (left), and Democratic county executive Mark Harris (right), are facing off in Wisconsin's sixth congressional district. ( /

Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman and Democratic county executive Mark Harris are vying for retiring Rep. Tom Petri’s seat.

Freed Hostage ‘Overwhelmed With Emotion’ By Efforts To Free Him

August 27, 2014
Peter Theo Curtis reads a statement to reporters outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Curtis, a freelance reporter who wrote under the byline Theo Padno and who had been held hostage for about two years in Syria, returned to the U.S. Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Peter Theo Curtis said he was surprised to learn hundreds of people were involved in efforts to free him. We take a look at those efforts.

Music From The Show

August 26, 2014

From Lifeformed to The Obits.

35 Years Later, Kate Bush’s Stage Return Has Fans Buzzing

August 26, 2014
British singer-songwriter Kate Bush is returning to the stage after a 35-year absence. (

All 77,000 seats for her series of London concerts sold out in 15 minutes, with fans planning to fly in from around the world.

Senate Tracker: Colorado, The New Swing State

August 26, 2014
In Colorado's Senate race, Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall (left) is being challenged by Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner (right). (U.S. Senate, U.S. House)

In Colorado, Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall is facing a challenge from Congressman Cory Gardner.

Volvo Rolls Out First New SUV Under Chinese Ownership

August 26, 2014
The XC90 is the first Volvo in about a decade to be without Ford Motor parts. (

The company hopes the new Volvo XC90 will be a game-changer for the company, as it pursues the international market.

What Broke Google Image Search?

August 26, 2014
This is what you might have seen today if you did a Google image search. (Screenshot)

If you happened to be searching for news or images on Google today, you may have come up with some unexpected results.

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