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Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration

MASSESSEHBEH, Sierra Leone (AP) — It had been five months since an Ebola death when Musa Kamara traveled to his hometown for festivities to mark the end of Ramadan. Not long after his sudden death in this roadside village, authorities came with a grim message: The killer virus was back.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

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Greek coast guard rescues hundreds off Aegean islands

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard rescued hundreds of migrants in more than a dozen search and rescue operations, including one in which a toddler was found unconscious in one of the overcrowded dinghies, authorities said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

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Hackers claim to have exposed Ashley Madison users on Web

LONDON (AP) — Hackers claim to have leaked a massive list of users from Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, saying its owners had refused to bow to their demands to close the site.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

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California governor balks at push to eye right-to-die bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Tuesday announced a second attempt at passing right-to-die legislation this year after an earlier measure stalled amid religious opposition and hesitant Democrats.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

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For Africa's hunted albino children, new limbs and new hope

NEW YORK (AP) — Like other little boys, Baraka Cosmas Lusambo loves to play soccer. When he hears music, his feet tap and his face breaks out into a wide smile. During summer pool time recently, he used his left hand to toss a ball through a basketball hoop while red arm floaties keep him above water.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Welcome mat fraying as more migrants reach Greek island

LEROS, Greece (AP) — The islanders bring food, drinks, clothing and necessities like diapers and toothpaste to the migrants huddled on this tiny outcrop in the Aegean Sea. The generosity comes naturally to residents of Leros: The island once took in political prisoners banished here by Greece's former military rulers, a tradition that breeds a sense of duty to welcome migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

CHICAGO (AP) — Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's approval of the final permit to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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