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Liberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreak

BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, b…

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Japan to send officials to North Korea next week

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government will send a group of officials to North Korea next week for an update on the North's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s.

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Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — Simona Halep beat two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, with the American's two games won equaling her career worst.

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Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — Simona Halep beat two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, with the American's two games won equaling her career worst.

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Bottles of 1914 Pol Roger champagne are stacked neck down in the cellars of the Pol Roger Champagne House in Epernay, France, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. As Champagne goes, 1914 was a providential year when the sweetest of summers left the richest of grapes waiting for their pickers. As war goe…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

A bottle of 1914 Pol Roger champagne on display in the Churchill room of the Pol Roger Champagne House in Epernay, France, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. As Champagne goes, 1914 was a providential year when the sweetest of summers left the richest of grapes waiting for their pickers. As war goes t…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Owner Hubert de Billy, the grandson of Maurice Pol Roger, pours a glass of his 2004 vintage champagne at the Pol Roger Champagne House in Epernay, France, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

A worker hand turns bottles of Champagne in the cellars of the Pol Roger Champagne House in Epernay, France, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. Founded in 1849 the champagne house is still run by descendants of the Pol Roger family. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Owner Hubert de Billy, the grandson of Maurice Pol Roger, tastes a glass of his 2004 vintage champagne at the Pol Roger Champagne House in Epernay, France, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, center, stands with his son Clovis, left, and his daughter Vitalie in front of vineyards on his estate in Pierry, France on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Lead World War I French soldiers, part of a collection of Taittinger Champagne owner Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, are on display at his estate in Pierry, France on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. In 1932 Pierre Taittinger bought the Chateau de la Marquetterie which had been used as a command post du…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

A painting of Pierre-Charles Taittinger, the founder of Taittinger Champagne, adorns a wall on the family estate in Pierry, France, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. In 1932, Pierre Taittinger bought the Chateau de la Marquetterie which had been used as a command post during World War I and where he …

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Barbed wire is stretched between iron poles known as 'silent pickets' at the World War I Navarin Memorial in Souain-Perthes-les-Hurlus, France on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Located in the spot where the Battle of Champagne raged, the monument commemorates the fighting of October 1914 and Sept…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

The Cathedral of Reims in Reims, France, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The war hit Champagne and it was hardly the wine industry alone where damage was obvious. In the region’s major city Reims, the Notre Dame cathedral, one of world’s biggest Gothic treasures, was badly bombed in an act of cult…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Grapes grow on the vine on a vineyard in Epernay, France, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. As Champagne goes, 1914 was a providential year when the sweetest of summers left the richest of grapes waiting for their pickers. As war goes though, the bombs and gunfire could be heard just beyond the hills…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Two circular rows of graves surround a Celtic cross at the World War I memorial for the French 28th Brigade near Chalons-en-Champagne, France on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014. From Sept. 25 to Sept. 30, 1915 the 28th Brigade, comprising the 35th and 42nd Infantry from Belfort, fought in this area…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Rows of graves of World War I French soldiers at the Crouee National Cemetery in Souain-Perthes-les-Hurlus, France on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The cemetery, the largest in the Marne Department, contains the bodies of 30,000 soldiers who fought for France during the First World War. (AP Phot…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Rows of graves of World War I German soldiers at the German Military Cemetery in Souain-Perthes-les-Hurlus, France on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The cemetery contains the bodies of 13,000 German soldiers who fell during the First World War. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Poppies in full bloom in a field on a hilltop near Sommepy-Tahure, France on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The red poppy has been used as a symbol since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. It's use was Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields" by Canadian soldier John …

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

A statue of three soldiers at the World War I Navarin Memorial in Souain-Perthes-les-Hurlus, France on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Located in the spot where the Battle of Champagne raged, the monument commemorates the fighting of Oct. 1914 and Sept. 1915. The monument overlooks a vast panorama…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Rows of grape vines to be used for Champagne in a vineyard in Epernay, France on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014. As Champagne goes, 1914 was a providential year when the sweetest of summers left the richest of grapes waiting for their pickers. As war goes though, the bombs and gunfire could be hear…

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Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

EPERNAY, France (AP) — Deep in the labyrinthine cellars of the Pol Roger champagne house, rows of century-old bottles caked in mold bear testimony to perhaps the greatest, and surely the most heroic of vintages.

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Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — Simona Halep beat two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, with the American's two games won equaling her career worst.

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Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — Simona Halep beat two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, with the American's two games won equaling her career worst.

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Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk

Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk

Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York's Financial District, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stocks Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014 after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. Eur…

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