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Summer 2014 in Review

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Summer 2014 in Review

Scott: Now that everyone is back in school, we have decided to get you all caught up just in case you missed any news while you were enjoying your summer vacation. So, here is a look at some of the biggest stories over the last few months.

The U.S. launched airstrikes in Iraq to combat rebel terrorist groups, including ISIS, which killed an American hostage. And a new prime minister was selected to help bring calm and restructure the government.

A U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan was freed by the extremist group the Taliban in a controversial exchange for prisoners held by the U.S.

Germany defeated Argentina in the final game of the 2014 World Cup.

The Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby stores and ruled that corporations cannot be required to pay for employee benefits that conflict with its religious views.

Expert: What the Supreme Court said is that families do not give up their religious freedom when they open a family business.

Scott: A deadly virus that is highly contagious has killed more than 1,000 people in Africa.

Once again, war breaks out between Israel and the Palestinian territory of Gaza.
Nineteen hundred Palestinians have been killed along with at least 70 Israelis.

Expert: We want people to live with peace, not violence.

Scott: The man believed to be behind the Benghazi, Libya consulate attack was captured.

The U.S. and the European Union teamed up to place new economic punishments against Russia.

Obama: It’s not a new cold war. What it is is a very specific issue related to Russia’s unwillingness to recognize that Ukraine can chart its own path.

Scott: An airplane crashed in Eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers. It is believed to have been shot down by rebels who want to separate from Ukraine and join Russia.

U.S. and Ukrainian officials say Russian troops crossed into Ukraine.

July had the lowest rate of Americans looking for work since September 2008.

Batman celebrated his 75th birthday.
House republicans voted to sue President Obama for overstepping his authority.

Freedom of the press in Egypt is under threat. A high court sentenced journalists to prison.

Lady: For nothing, they give him seven years?

Scott: San Antonio Spurs hired the league’s first full-time female coach.

Becky Hammon: I’m ready to be treated just as any other assistant coach.

Scott: Protestors clashed with police in the town of Ferguson, Missouri after the deadly shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police.

Legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams died. He was 63.

A court ruled that college athletes should be paid when companies use their likeness in things like video games.

A lot happened, right? Well, what was your favorite memory of summer 2014? Well, give us a shout at Channelone.com and let us know.