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    The U.S. is sending special operations forces into Syria
    The U.S. will send "fewer than 50" special operations forces to norther Syria to coordinate efforts against ISIS. http://www.buzzfeed.com/hayesbrown/the-us-is-sending-special-operations-forces-into-syria
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    Dozens killed after Refugee boats sink in Aegean Sea
    At least 22 people died after two boats carrying refugees and migrants sank off the coast of Greece. http://www.buzzfeed.com/lisatozzi/dozens-killed-after-refugee-boats-sink-in-aegean-sea
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    SXSW says it made a mistake canceling gaming panels over threats. They'll hold a day-long summit on online harassment
    South by Southwest director Hugh Forrest said Friday he "made a mistake" in canceling two panels on gaming and online harassment amid threats — a decision that drew criticism — and said he is reinstating an all-day panel on the topic. http://www.buzzfeed.com/hamzashaban/sxsw-reinstates-online-harassment-panel-after-criticism
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    Syria peace talks pin hopes for end to war on Iran and Saudi Arabia
    The broadest peace talks since the start of the Syrian war are getting under way in Vienna, with Iran joining arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and the U.S. to try to orchestrate an end to one of the most dangerous global conflicts in decades. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/30/syria-peace-talks-vienna-iran-saudi-arabia
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    ESPN Shuts Down Grantland Less Than Six Months After Bill Simmons Was Fired
    “Effective immediately, we are suspending the publication of Grantland,” the company said in a statement Friday as staffers were informed of the news. Though the site will be suspended immediately, staffers’ contracts with ESPN will remain in effect. www.buzzfeed.com/lindseyadler/espn-shuts-down-grantland-less-than-six-months-after-bill-si