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The Two-Way
8:09 am
Thu August 28, 2014

USC's Josh Shaw Suspended For Making Up Heroic Tale

Josh Shaw of the USC Trojans celebrates in Los Angeles, California.
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The University of Southern California has suspended cornerback Josh Shaw after he admitted to fabricating a heroic tale that explained his sprained ankle.

CBS News reports:

Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities after acknowledging his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication," the school announced in a statement Wednesday.

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The Two-Way
7:26 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

Women rush across the street after shelling in the town of Donetsk, Ukraine on Wednesday.
Mstislav Chernov AP

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russian troops entered his country on Thursday.

Poroshenko said he was canceling a trip to Turkey and he was asking the United Nations Security Council to meet to provide an assessment of the "sharp aggravation of the situation in Ukraine."

Another Ukrainian official told CNN that the movement of Russian troops amounted to a "full-scale invasion."

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Author Interviews
7:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

Author Lily Hyde adds a dash of magic to her children's stories about Eastern Europe.
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Understanding all the players, alliances and political stakes in the rapidly shifting crisis in Ukraine can be challenging for anyone unfamiliar with Eastern Europe and its history. And it doesn't get any simpler when you step back a century or two — which is why Lily Hyde's stories blending history, myth and geopolitics are grabbing the attention of readers, reporters and activists alike.

We all want to believe in fairy tales. Hyde takes it one step further, using fairy tales as inspiration to share stories about Eastern European history with children and young adults.

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Animals
6:56 am
Thu August 28, 2014

China Accuses Panda Of Faking Pregnancies To Get Treats

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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Sports
6:40 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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