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Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

WASHINGTON (AP) — New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) — Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent's challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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Some police agencies not racially balanced

 

 

An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like the late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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US launches airstrikes around Iraq's Haditha Dam

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 September 2014

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Developer dead in mystery crash revamped a NY city

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A developer presumed dead with his wife in a private plane crash near Jamaica had an "uncanny instinct" for revitalizing properties and an "incalculable" impact on his western New York hometown's resurgence from crumbling industrial center to trendy destination for young professionals, friends and colleagues said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 September 2014

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