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Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

 

DALLAS (AP) — Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014

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Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014

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Iraq: Car bombings kill 16 people in Karbala

 

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say three car bombings in the revered Shiite shrine city of Karbala have killed at least 16 people.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014

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Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks

 

Canadian Pacific Railway says it has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014

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Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014

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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Fed Chair's "building blocks of opportunity"

 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expressed deep concerns in a speech Friday about growing inequality in the United States. Citing data compiled by the Fed, she outlined the accelerating divide in incomes and wealth between the top 5 percent of households and everyone else. Her remarks identified four "building blocks of opportunity" that she believes would help ensure that upward mobility is within reach of all Americans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Another year, another small Social Security bump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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