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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise Thursday with nurse Kaci Hickox.

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire... Read more »

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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation... Read more »

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Police: Man wanted in Sept. 12 Pennsylvania trooper ambush is captured

Pennsylvania State Police, sending a seven-week manhunt, have captured a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other. Read more »

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First presidential debate in works for Republicans

The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest. Read more »

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Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion ahead of election

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around... Read more »

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Jodi Arias judge bars public from witness' testimony

The judge in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial has barred the public from watching the first witness called by the convicted murderer in her bid to be spared the death penalty for the brutal 2008... Read more »

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Mitt Romney stumps for US Senate hopeful Mike Rounds in South Dakota

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stumped for U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds on Thursday as part of a national tour to energize the GOP base ahead of Election Day. Read more »

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Obama campaigns in Maine, avoids spat over Ebola

In a final-week burst of campaigning, President Barack Obama sought to mobilize Democratic voters Thursday in the race for governor in Maine while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling... Read more »

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Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes

The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. Read more »

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Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

Moscow and Kiev have clinched a deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flows into Ukraine throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

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Police: Suspected North Carolina court gunman turns himself in

A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday. Read more »

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination of a prominent... Read more »

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more... Read more »

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Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con

Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention. Read more »

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#Technologyandstuff: Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech after World Series

Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. Read more »

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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said. Read more »

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Photo gallery: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle

It was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle. In one of boxing's most memorable moments, Muhammad Ali stopped the... Read more »

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DeseretNews National wins a 2014 EPPY Award

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Deseretnews.com has been recognized as one of the best media-affiliated websites in the United States. Read more »

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Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by... Read more »

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New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Read more »

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Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, forcing the government to cancel a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year. Read more »

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Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued... Read more »

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A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century? Read more »

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New York, New Jersey ponder Sandy 2 years later

Officials and residents in towns throughout coastal areas of New York and New Jersey are taking stock of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on the second anniversary of the storm. Read more »

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This week in history: McClellan becomes the Army's commanding general

On Nov. 1, 1861, Abraham Lincoln appointed George B. McClellan to the post of commanding general of the United States Army. A first-rate organizer, McClellan proved to be far from a great commander. Read more »

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