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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus, with residence not being allowed to leave West Point, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, W…

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

People gather next to a sign reading 'NO DUMPING' amongst rubbish at West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with local residents not allowed to leave the West Point area, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia,…

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Liberian soldiers patrol the seaside of West Point by boat, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with local residents not allowed to leave the West Point area, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, …

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

People gather as officials hand out food aid at West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with local residents not allowed to leave the West Point area, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, …

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak i…

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

The doctor helping oversee the treatment, Stefan Schmiedel,, left, and Internal Medicine Director of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Ansgar Lohse, attend a press conference in the hospital in Hamburg, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014. A scientist who was infected with Ebola while wor…

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Armed Liberian soldiers patrol the seaside of West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with local residents not allowed to leave the West Point area, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 20…

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak i…

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

MADRID (AP) — French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the sale of its Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, after the Spanish company raised its offer to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6…

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Steve Braun

Steve Braun

State Rep. Steve Braun, R-Zionsville, speaks in the Indiana House as state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, looks on. Braun is resigning his House seat in November to become Gov. Mike Pence's Department of Workforce Development commissioner.

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U of I plans to boost cell reception at stadium

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials plan to make it easier for sports fans to use cellphones at Memorial Stadium.

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Galesburg teachers end strike after contract deal

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.

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Pence picks new workforce development commissioner

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has picked a first-term state legislator to become Indiana's new workforce development commissioner.

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Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian activists, lawyers and other admirers are gathering to pay a final farewell to one of the country's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who represented Islamists, atheists and homosexuals and worked to hold Egypt's decades-old police state accountable f…

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5 things to know about earthquake faults

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

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Gary mayor to speak at chamber lunch meeting

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will speak at the next Gary Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, set for noon Sept. 8 at Majestic Star Casino Event Center.

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Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

This July 10, 2014 photo shows a house with sale pending sign in Quincy, Mass. The National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for July on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

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Flight returns, 2 women facing charges

TORONTO (AP) — Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.

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UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

Afghan election commission workers sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes in front of international observers at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah,…

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UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

Afghan election commission workers sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes in front of international observers at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah,…

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UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

Afghan election commission workers sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes in front of international observers at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah,…

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UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election won't be done until Sept. 10, the U.N. said Thursday, quashing hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit.

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Ohio driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.

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