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September 22nd, 2014 | 10:05 PM

The US and its Arab allies begin airstrikes in Syria. Following president Barack Obama’s vow to “degrade and destroy” the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State, the Pentagon deployed bombers, fighters, armed drones, and cruise missiles against IS forces in the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria and along the Iraq border. Military aircraft from Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—all Sunni governments—took part in the strikes, US officials told the New York Times.

September 23rd, 2014 | 12:48 AM

Ferrari is recalling 3,000 cars to stop drivers getting trapped in the trunk. The luxury sports car maker realized that if you somehow get stuck in the trunk of its 458 sports car, you can’t get out. The $230,000 car does have a release within the trunk, but it “only allows the lid to be opened just slightly, far enough to prevent suffocation and allow someone to call for help,” according to CNN.  

September 22nd, 2014 | 11:05 PM
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Syria is the seventh country bombed by the US since 9/11.

September 22nd, 2014 | 6:46 PM

The SEC makes someone very rich. The US financial regulator announced a $30 million reward—double the 2013 record of $14 million—to a tipster who helped it uncover a “difficult-to-detect” fraud. It’s the 14th such award since the SEC launched its program two years ago, and the fourth to someone outside the US.  

September 22nd, 2014 | 3:06 PM

Putin’s love of big cats influences a children’s TV show. To mark the 50th anniversary of the popular Russian children’s program “Goodnight Little Ones,” the show’s producer, Alexander Mitroshenkov, decided to add a character. Would it be a wolf? A monkey? A giraffe? A horse? All solid choices, but nope, he went with a tiger. Asked why, Alexander pointed to Putin, and then it all made sense.

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