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Hagel approves 21-day quarantine for troops returning from Ebola response

Hagel approved a quarantine for troops returning from Ebola response missions.

Turkish villages give Syrian Kurds shelter, hope

Just eight families used to inhabit this small hamlet jutting into no-man's land on the Turkish-Syrian border, eking out a living from the land, living in mud-brick houses yards away from Turkish... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Charity, it does a body good

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Giving to charity may lead to better health for the giver, according to a new study out of the University of Albany. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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NSA surveillance challenges moving through courts

While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Sheriff: Washington State school shooter invited victims to lunch

A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’

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Pope Francis on Monday waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Dismissed child pornography charge against Steven Powell re-filed

Steven Powell was re-charged and re-arrested Monday and is headed back to court. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Syrian rebels clash with government troops, 35 die

Members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and other Syrian rebel factions launched simultaneous attacks on army checkpoints, police headquarters, and the governor's office in northwestern Syria on Monday, triggering hours-long... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Ex-judges seek to stop upcoming Missouri execution

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri man and several former judges on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his upcoming execution, saying a mistake by his former attorneys cost him the chance... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Maryland officials outline Ebola-monitoring plan

Anyone in Maryland considered to have high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus will be required to stay home until they are confirmed to be Ebola-free, under a plan to monitor people who have come from three West African countries,... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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CDC moves fast on NY Ebola case as soul-searching brings changes

Even before official confirmation that a New York City doctor had contracted the Ebola virus, a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was on its way to Manhattan on Oct. 23.... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Stocks mostly lower as oil sinks, Europe struggles

Energy companies led U.S. stocks lower Monday as the price of oil languished around $80 a barrel and more disappointing economic news came out of Europe. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Toronto voters look elsewhere besides Ford

A straight-laced moderate conservative is favored to win Toronto's mayoral election Monday, with many residents eager to close out the Rob Ford era characterized by crack-smoking, public... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Taylor Swift: Growing up and going pop

When Taylor Swift released the Grammy-winning, banjo-tinged "Mean" in 2010, haters fired shots at the then-20-year-old. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands

The divers descended 410 feet into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power. A sea-crusted... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists

Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Egypt's birth rate dramatically rises

Egypt's fertility rate, which has been falling since at least 1980, has risen dramatically in the last six years, according to the results of a new survey released Monday to The Associated Press. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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BP spill left big oily 'bathtub ring' on seafloor

New research shows that the BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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The worst colleges in America

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Here's where to go if you want to not graduate but tally debt. Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Two things to know about this year’s midterms: record spending and secret donors

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This year's midterm elections will be the most expensive ever, topping out at $4 billion, and the majority which is classified as "dark money." Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Chairman of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is optimistic about religious freedom

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Bill Mumma, a former Wall Street executive and now president and chairman of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is bullish on the prospects of government, courts and the American people... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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