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2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

The 2 American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged.

Family of NY man killed by chokehold talks to feds

The family of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer met with a U.S. prosecutor on Thursday to again demand a federal probe. Read more »

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Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense... Read more »

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Romney casts Arkansas race as way to fight Obama

Mitt Romney cast Arkansas' Senate race as a way to fight the agenda of the president who defeated him two years ago, as he campaigned Thursday on behalf of Congressman Tom Cotton's bid to unseat... Read more »

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NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute... Read more »

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Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed... Read more »

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Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has... Read more »

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Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad. Read more »

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Federal judge: Florida gay-marriage ban unconstitutional

al judge on Thursday ruled Florida’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered the state to recognize marriages legally performed elsewhere. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, however,... Read more »

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Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance. Read more »

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Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Read more »

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How Twitter forced the news media to pay attention to Ferguson

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The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is dominating the news in just about any format. But it wouldn't have happened without Twitter. Read more »

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Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighborhood which was sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt... Read more »

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Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance

When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board. Read more »

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US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Read more »

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Ukraine: some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said Thursday. Read more »

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Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the... Read more »

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Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousands of... Read more »

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NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside... Read more »

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Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's

Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches... Read more »

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast... Read more »

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Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. Read more »

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BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase... Read more »

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Thai army ruler named prime minister

Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule... Read more »

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A tough label to chew on: What does ‘natural’ really mean?

When you buy a box of crackers labeled “natural,” do you just assume they’re organic? Don’t. When you choose an “all natural” chocolate syrup for your... Read more »

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Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race. Read more »

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