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Kurds repel jihadist attack on Syrian town

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish forces defending a Syrian town near the Turkish border clashed with the Islamic State group on Monday after repelling a wide-ranging militant assault the day before in battles that left dozens dead on both sides.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.

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School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

CHICAGO (AP) — As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.

His grades tanked. His parents fretted.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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Global stocks remain supported by US jobs data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher on Monday as investors continued to draw confidence from upbeat U.S. jobs data from last week.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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Wealthy giving less to charity; Utah tops states

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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High court begins term with case on police actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — People can't plead ignorance of the law to excuse a violation. The first case of the new Supreme Court term Monday tests whether there's a double standard when it comes to the police.

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3 win medicine Nobel for discovering brain's GPS

STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering the "inner GPS" in the brain that helps us navigate through the world.

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More Ebola screening possible for United States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. is weighing whether to institute extra screening at U.S. airports where travelers from Ebola-stricken African nations may be arriving.

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