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US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON | Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defens…

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U.S.: 1 American released from North Korea

U.S.: 1 American released from North Korea

WASHINGTON | American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State …

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Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 19…

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Obama calls late Ben Bradlee a 'true newspaperman'

Obama calls late Ben Bradlee a 'true newspaperman'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering the late editor Ben Bradlee as a "true newspaperman" who transformed The Washington Po…

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FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their pare…

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Baker, Coakley to face off in gubernatorial debate

BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on jobs, schools and services for families and children during a te…

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Raimondo, Fung spar over leadership in TV debate

Raimondo, Fung spar over leadership in TV debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung went after each other's leadership and decision-making in the first t…

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Mexico tops Jamaica, to face US in WCup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico advanced in Women's World Cup qualifying Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Jamaica, setting up a semifinal match agai…

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Final Florida debate for gov. heated and personal

Final Florida debate for gov. heated and personal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's leading candidates for governor clashed fiercely during their final debate on Tuesday night, sniping at ea…

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SC challengers hammer Gov. Haley in last debate

SC challengers hammer Gov. Haley in last debate

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used their final debate Tuesday to attack her handling of…

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Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar

Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-…

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Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has …

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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

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Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education has been honored with the L…

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Bradlee recalled as a genius, great journalist

Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday, was remembered as one of the nation's great journalists and a courageous and …

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Family, friends remember women slain in Indiana

Family, friends remember women slain in Indiana

Seven women have been found dead this week in northwestern Indiana, one in a motel and six in abandoned houses in Gary.

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Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to mak…

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Sparks fly throughout last Maine governor debate

Sparks fly throughout last Maine governor debate

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates for governor clashed Tuesday in their final debate, highlighting their differences on a wide range …

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Highway Administration to lend reflective vests

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland State Highway Administration will again lend reflective vests to children and adults chaperoning their trick or …

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Backpage.com ask high court to throw out lawsuit

Backpage.com ask high court to throw out lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer for Backpage.com told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold …

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Church official pleads guilty in looting case

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston church official who claimed in an autobiography that he was an enforcer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger plead…

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Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

DALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end …

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A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate

A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed …

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Things to know about Arias sentencing retrial

PHOENIX (AP) — A new jury in Phoenix will be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend.

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Suspect plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a small-town Montana high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh…

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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

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Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota

Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who…

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Jurors given conflicting views of Jodi Arias

PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias showed jurors two photos Tuesday of her ex-boyfriend an…

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Order to remove student newspaper copies reversed

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado county clerk has reversed her order that a university remove copies of its student newspaper from boxes …

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Defense wants theater shooting trial postponed

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado movie theater shootin…

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UN: Assault on Yazidis may be genocide attempt

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations official says evidence strongly indicates that the Islamic State group's assault on Iraq's Yazidi relig…

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Police: Indiana man confesses to all 7 killings

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in …

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Congressman's corp. loses Texas charter over taxes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas-based business co-owned by U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has lost its right to do business as a Texas corporation afte…

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Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital…

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US says head of Gulf Cartel in custody

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking rings.

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Brownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate

Brownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback assailed Democratic challenger Paul Davis Tuesday as a liberal who would appoint Kansas Supreme Court …

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Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky for Grimes

Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky for Grimes

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Bill Clinton said he knows many Kentucky voters are angry at President Barack Obama, but he urged them Tuesday not to ta…

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$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholi…

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Costa Rica tops Martinique in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Costa Rica, on track to qualify for the Women's World Cup for the first time, wrapped up group play Tuesday with a 6-1 win o…

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US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON | Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defens…

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Nixon creating group to address Ferguson issues

Nixon creating group to address Ferguson issues

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — An independent commission will be created to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael B…

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'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.

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US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's d…

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Texas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys

Texas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a sur…

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New York congressman's trial put off until 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York congressman's tax evasion trial has been put off until next year.

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Massachusetts fire that killed 2 boys was accident

Massachusetts fire that killed 2 boys was accident

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts fire marshal says an apartment fire that killed two boys was an accident caused by an electrical wiri…

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In San Diego, a House race is made-for-TV drama

In San Diego, a House race is made-for-TV drama

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusation…

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Coach fired over watermelon, ape-like celebrations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said invol…

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Expert: PTSD could be factor in activist's past

DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago Palestinian activist could have been affected by post-traumatic stress disorder when she failed to disclose on a U.S.…

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De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship

De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship

WASHINGTON (AP) — For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence …

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Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video…

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