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Posted: August 22, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

• Navy Adm. William McRaven, 58, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command who spearheaded the raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, officially accepted the job as chancellor of the University of Texas System and will start in January.

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FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing to promote his film, "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif.  Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriffs Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriffs office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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A police officer and his canine partner patrol outside federal court in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, is accused of removing a backpack containing emptied-out fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room after realizing he was suspected of carrying out the 2013 attack with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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