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Obama hears plea for patience from Myanmar leader

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Confronting suspicion that his county's shift to democracy has gone awry, Myanmar's president appealed for patience Thursday from President Barack Obama and pledged to keep chipping away at concerns voiced by the free world.

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Lawmakers move to strip former Nazis of benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation Thursday to strip suspected Nazi war criminals of their Social Security benefits, insisting American taxpayers should not be underwriting the retirement of anyone who participated in the Third Reich's atrocities.

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Space agency: Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow

BERLIN (AP) — Europe's comet lander Philae has come to rest in the shadow of a cliff, posing a potential problem for its solar panels, scientists said Thursday as they published the first image ever taken from the surface of a comet.

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Response to Ebola needs flexibility, experts say

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Many beds are empty at newly opened Ebola treatment units in Liberia's urban centers because the outbreak is now flaring in more rural parts of the country. In Sierra Leone's capital, there aren't enough treatment units as the epidemic spreads there.

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Space agency releases 1st picture from comet

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency on Thursday published the first image taken from the surface of a comet, and said that its Philae lander is still "stable" despite a failure to latch on properly to the rocky terrain.

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Clinical trials on tap for possible Ebola vaccine

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports that the death toll has surpassed 5,000.

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China must change economy to meet climate targets

 

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders pledged for the first time to cap the country's decades-long growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Since China emits more carbon and other heat-trapping gases than any other country, the pledge boosted global efforts to prevent catastrophic climate change. Fulfilling its pledge, however, will require China to transform a booming economy that still largely depends on polluting industries such as steel production and manufacturing. Yet the country has important advantages, having already developed enormous capacities for solar, wind and other renewable energy sources.

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Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week's GOP blowout are still sinking in.

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