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Before US, gay marriage accepted in parts of world

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal this month to review rulings that overturned bans on same-sex marriage marked a milestone in gay rights in the United States. Around the world, many countries have come to accept such unions as part of the tapestry of everyday life. But there are still pockets of resistance. Here is a look at some countries that have made same-sex marriage common practice:

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014

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Poll: Neighbors key to coping with disasters

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Neighbor helping neighbor. Trust in a community. Looking out for each other.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014

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US disease expert argues against Ebola quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from going to the hot zone.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Remains belong to missing Virginia student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

 

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt offers

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals to end the monthlong street occupation.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014

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