Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, August 8

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Visit to watch the daily independent, global news hour. Watch this summary of top news headlines from the U.S. and around the world on Friday, August 8, 2014. Visit the Democracy Now! website to read the complete transcript, search the vast news archive, and to make a donation to support our daily, non-profit news program.

In this video, you’ll learn about these top news headlines:

U.S. Launches Air Strikes Against Islamic State in Iraq

Gaza Fighting Resumes After Truce Ends; 10-Year-Old Palestinian Killed

Thousands Support Professor Who Lost Job After Tweets Critical of Israel

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency

Kerry Seeks Resolution to Disputed Afghan Election

U.S., Iran Hold “Constructive” Talks on Nuclear Program

Report: German Firm Helped Bahrain Spy on Pro-Democracy Activists

Obama Signs Bill to Address VA Healthcare Crisis

Renisha McBride’s Shooter Convicted of 2nd-Degree Murder in Michigan

Hawaii Faces Rare Double Storm Hit

Canada: Metal-Laden Silt Floods Waterways After Mine Spill

Argentina Seeks to Sue U.S. at the Hague over Debt Dispute

Tennessee Incumbents Alexander, DesJarlais Defeat Challengers

New York Times to End Avoidance of Word “Torture”

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