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UK raises its terror threat level for the first time in three years. It was upped from ‘Substantial’ to ‘Severe,’ the second-highest of five levels, in response to events in Syria and Iraq, where at least 500 British nationals have traveled to join Islamist and rebel groups. The last time the level was set at ‘Severe’ was in 2011.

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Detroit gets a lifeline out of bankruptcy. Barclays Capital will raise $275 million to help the struggling city emerge from insolvency. Motor City has a long road ahead, though: the municipality is $18 billion in debt.

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