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Threat to break isolation in Liberia's Ebola quarantine over low food

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation.

Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Family: Ebola nurse didn't ignore medical protocol

A Dallas nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after flying to Cleveland and returning home did not ignore medical or government protocols related to the disease, her family said. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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School boosts security after likely Frein sighting

A northeastern Pennsylvania school district opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Yemen says al-Qaida captures town south of capital

Al-Qaida militants on Monday captured a town south of the capital Sanaa as they fought fierce battles elsewhere against Shiite rebels known as Houthis, security officials said. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani

In a significant shift, Turkey's top diplomat announced on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to "give support" to fellow Kurds defending the border town of... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33

Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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EU seeking to create $1.27 billion Ebola fund

European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Hawaii rides out storm, avoiding serious damage

A Pacific tempest packing hurricane-force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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The poorest of the poor in many Third World countries send their kids to private schools, British researcher claims

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was a student in a low-cost private school for poor families. . Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

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Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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The role faith leaders play in national crises like Ferguson

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High-profile religious figures descended on Ferguson, Missouri, this week to support ongoing protests. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Why I stand with the Houston Five

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In the bare-knuckled realm of American politics, the mayor and City Council are not really interested in reading a bunch of Christian sermons to find out what they say. They are attempting to stop... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Do Houston church leaders have to hand their sermons over to city attorneys?

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Legal scholars question whether "church autonomy," which allows religious groups wide latitude over internal operations, can properly apply in civil litigation discovery. Houston's city attorney... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Can raising cancer awareness also trivialize the disease?

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Backlash over #NoBraDay for breast cancer awareness month has some questioning how far is too far when raising awareness. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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This week in history: Erwin Rommel forced to commit suicide

On Oct. 14, 1944 — 70 years ago this week — Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, one of Germany's best World War II generals, was ordered to commit suicide by Adolf Hitler after Rommel was... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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