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Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Off-duty St. Louis cop kills man, sparking protest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old black man who had fired at him, authorities said Thursday, hours after people took to the streets to protest the killing, which some likened to the August police killing of an unarmed black man in nearby Ferguson.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach — an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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France's Patrick Modiano wins literature Nobel

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called "crystal clear and resonant" prose.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Hong Kong gov't cancels talks with protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Talks between the Hong Kong government and student leaders of a democracy protest that has blocked main roads in the Asian financial hub for nearly two weeks are canceled because they're unlikely to be constructive, a senior government official said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Turkey, Kurd tensions worry US in fight for Kobani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014

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1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Gay marriage hopes dashed after US justice's order

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Same-sex couples who lined up to get married in Idaho and made plans to obtain wedding licenses in Las Vegas had their hopes dashed Wednesday after a U.S. Supreme Court justice temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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