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Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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US officials: Video shows American's beheading

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

Editors Notes: The latest in an occasional look at education as students return for the new school year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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