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Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Liberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreak

BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Jury rules against Texas company in guardrail case

DALLAS (AP) — A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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