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Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

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DALLAS – A man who recently arrived in Texas from Liberia has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. 




First ladies get the 'Project Runway' treatment

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's first ladies went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope Tuesday night, and the results weren't always positive.... 



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Factbox: Fractured mosaic of North Africa's militant groups

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Egyptian security officials have offered military training to pro-government forces in Libya, citing what they said was a growing regional threat from Islamist militants. North Africa is one of the main sources of jihadi fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq. Several splinter groups...(more) 



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Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbor. The offer was the latest sign of intervention by...(more) 




Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Current and former U.S. officials say the Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria. And it's also operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and...(more) 




Brooklyn teacher accused of twisted sex acts with teen girls

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The disgusting debauchery of Sean Shaynak, 44, (center) came to light after the Brooklyn Technical High School math and physics teacher was charged in August with sending a penis picture to a 16-year-old student.  




Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq - PM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions. The United States has been bombing...(more) 



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VC Ron Conway's 'One City' enlists techies, celebs to help schools

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A spoof video about an overhyped tech product called "MyBook" aims to get tech companies to donate books and resources to San Francisco public schools.> 



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Why Washington is doing pizza right

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Brian Solazzi Humble Pie Seattle, Wash. Washington’s official fruit is the apple, and no wonder: The state produces 58 percent of all apples in the country. Humble Pie’s two apple-topped pizzas might break with the buttery sweet tradition of good ol’ American apple pie, but Grist’s...(more) 



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If analysts don't ask questions, expect stock declines: study

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earnings conference calls that inspire little more than silence are not a great sign for the company's shares in the days that follow, according to a study released on Wednesday.  



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Advocates file petition to legalize marijuana in Mississippi

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By David Minsky (Reuters) - Marijuana advocates in Mississippi have filed a petition to put the legalization of recreational pot use on the politically conservative state's 2016 ballot, state officials said Tuesday. The petition, filed Monday, comes amid a broader, nationwide push for marijuana legalization spurred...(more) 



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Australia passes security law, raising fears for press freedom

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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - The first of a series of security powers requested by Australia's government to combat Islamist militants passed through parliament on Wednesday, despite criticism that they could land journalists in jail for reporting on national security. Australia is increasingly concerned over...(more) 



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