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Liberia children orphaned, ostracized by Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First 16-year-old Promise Cooper's mother complained of a hurting head and raging fever, and she died days later on the way to the hospital. The following month, her father developed the same headache and fever, and her baby brother grew listless.

That's when Promise knew this was not malaria.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Off-duty St. Louis cop kills man, sparking protest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old black man who had fired at him, authorities said Thursday, hours after people took to the streets to protest the killing, which some likened to the August police killing of an unarmed black man in nearby Ferguson.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach — an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease.

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France's Patrick Modiano wins literature Nobel

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called "crystal clear and resonant" prose.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Hong Kong gov't cancels talks with protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Talks between the Hong Kong government and student leaders of a democracy protest that has blocked main roads in the Asian financial hub for nearly two weeks are canceled because they're unlikely to be constructive, a senior government official said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Turkey, Kurd tensions worry US in fight for Kobani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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