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VIDEO: Minnesota boy breaks army protocol to hug his military mom

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Heartwarming footage shows the moment a 3-year-old Minnesota boy broke strict army protocol to cuddle up to his mom during her National Guard homecoming parade.  



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Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

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By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to heed...(more) 



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Exclusive: TD Ameritrade sees premarket orders for Alibaba approach Facebook levels

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(Reuters) - TD Ameritrade has seen the number of investor orders for shares of Alibaba Group Holding hit 70 percent of the number of orders that came in during premarket trading at the Facebook initial public offering. The number of investor orders represents almost three times...(more) 



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Use your dead pet to power the grid. It’s what Miss Toots would have wanted

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How much do you care about finding alternative sources of energy to save the environment? I mean — seriously care? This is a test, so think carefully! Here we go: Would you toss the corpse of Miss Toots, your darling shih tzu that mind-bogglingly managed...(more) 



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Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday.  



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Bennett, Gaga: Kids should know more about jazz

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Kids, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have homework for you: Listen to their new jazz album.... 



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John Cantlie: twice held hostage by IS jihadists

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London (AFP) - British photojournalist John Cantlie, who appeared in a video released by the Islamic State (IS) organisation this week, is known as a courageous reporter who has twice been held hostage by the jihadists in Syria. 



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Uganda's president fires prime minister

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016, a decision that some believe signals Museveni's intention to stay in power after 28 years at the helm. 



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Catalonia call independence vote despite Scottish 'no'

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BARCELONA (Reuters) - The leader of Spain's Catalonia region said on Friday he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to stay in Britain....(more) 



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'Hundreds of thousands' of orders placed for Alibaba in debut: NYSE

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top New York Stock Exchange executive on Friday said on CNBC that "hundreds of thousands of orders" for shares of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. had been placed ahead of the stock's trading debut, expected later in the morning. In an interview...(more) 



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The farmers should show up to the climate march

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The food movement will show up to this Sunday’s big climate march in New York. Vandana Shiva and the Organic Consumers Association will be there. Medium-sized family farmers and big agribusiness should show up, too. Conventional farmers frequently tell me that they care about the...(more) 



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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

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DENVER (AP) -- A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.... 



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