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Secret Service: White House fence jumper charged with assault

The man who climbed over the White House fence has been charged with felonies for assault and making threats.

EU leaders produce more Ebola funding at summit

The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the... Read more »

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Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label

Sen. Rand Paul is taking on critics who brand him an isolationist on foreign policy, advocating an approach for America that "recognizes our limits and preserves our might." Read more »

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Stone tools show ancient settlement high in Andes

The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes. Read more »

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#ThrowbackThursday: Why do we love the '90s?

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The 1990s were a fascinating time from a pop culture perspective. But why did people love it so much? Read more »

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HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long... Read more »

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Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues

Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft. Read more »

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China's ruling party plans on improving judiciary

China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the courts in hopes to boost legal justice and alleviate social... Read more »

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Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian... Read more »

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Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with $352 million in... Read more »

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Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. Read more »

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Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its... Read more »

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EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the... Read more »

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Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament

Ukraine's parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday's elections will change all that. Read more »

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Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States. Read more »

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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 »

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California orders churches, others to pay for abortion, despite federal protections

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Despite a 2004 federal law, the state of California is telling churches and other faith-based employers their health insurance programs must pay for elective surgical abortions. Two Christian... Read more »

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American man detained in North Korea for leaving Bible in restaurant returns home

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Jeffrey Fowle is back on American soil, but there are still many reasons to question North Korea's religious freedom violations, analysts said. Read more »

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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the... Read more »

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This week in history: Communist China is admitted to the UN

On Oct. 25, 1971, the United Nations voted to expel the Republic of China, based on Taiwan, and admit the communist People's Republic of China to both the General Assembly and the Security Council. Read more »

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Can Christians celebrate Diwali?

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The lights are hung, the candles lit, the feast prepared, the New Year is almost here, families gather and children wait to hear the dramatic re-telling of stories from the ancient past. No, it is... Read more »

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Shots ring out at Canada's Parliament

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A masked gunman dressed all in black shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital Wednesday, then entered Parliament, where dozens of shots rang out,... Read more »

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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 »

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Jury reaches verdict in Blackwater guards trial

A federal jury has reached a verdict in the case of four Blackwater security guards on trial in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens. Read more »

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EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated. Read more »

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Hearing postponed for man suspected in 7 killings

A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday, prompting her to postpone it and to warn him he'd... Read more »

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