Zach Seward's Top Stories

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  1. ‘Jihadi John’: The Islamic State killer behind the mask is a young Londoner
    LONDON — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and who taunts audiences in videos circulated widely online. But his real name, according to friends and...
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  2. UK man behind Isis beheadings named as Mohammed Emwazi
    A British man has been identified as the knife-wielding militant who appears in Islamic State videos claiming responsibility for the beheadings of US, British and other hostages. The Guardian has confirmed that Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old west...
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  3. Global Stocks Climb to Record High as Rally Broadens on Stimulus
    (Bloomberg) -- A gauge of global stocks rallied to a record, eclipsing its 2014 peak, as monetary stimulus spurred gains from Europe to Japan, while U.S. equities traded near unprecedented heights. The MSCI All-Country World Index climbed to 434.4...
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  4. BREAKING: Two llamas were on the run today in Arizona
    Two llamas were found running loose on the streets of Sun City, Ariz. They were eventually captured. (AP) Urgent llama news out of Arizona, apparently: Two animals, believed to be llamas, went on the run — on the lam, if you will (and we will) —...
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  5. Green groups divided on Hillary Clinton's oil interest ties
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's connections to oil and gas interests has created a dilemma for some environmental groups, troubling activists for whom she would be the natural candidate to support for president. The presumptive Democratic...
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  6. Italians don’t think it’s “cool” when their navy speaks English
    Italy’s navy, the Marina Militare, is the country’s favorite military body. It wears a glamorous uniform (check out the capes), befitting the romance of a life at sea, protecting a country that dips its leg (boot and all) into the Mediterranean. So...
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  7. Grand Central: That Didn’t Go Well, Madame Chair
    The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, February 26, 2015: Sign up for the newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/grandcentralsignup HILSENRATH’S TAKE: THAT DIDN’T GO WELL, MADAME CHAIR Agence France-Presse/Getty Images...
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  8. Why your next sweater should be alpaca, not cashmere
    Of all the party animals at February’s New York Fashion Week, the alpacas may have been the best-behaved. The lovable, long-lashed camelids mixed with the media at a party where the Peruvian Trade Commission promoted the use of their fiber. Those...
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  9. South Korea decriminalizes adultery, causing condom stocks to soar
    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's highest court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional a decades-old law banning adultery, triggering a surge in shares of condom makers and morning-after pills. The 1953 law aimed to protect women in a...
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  10. Islamic State’s Scariest Success: Attracting Western Newcomers
    Islamic State’s ability to lure thousands of Westerners is unprecedented in modern history, and may be its scariest success. It is especially disturbing because the bulk of these women and men flocking to Syria are relative newcomers to Islamic...
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