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Arab League backs battling the Islamic State group

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League called Monday for its members to combat the Islamic State group, but stopped short of offering any specifics ahead of a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama outlining America's strategy for challenging the extremists.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are expected in Liberia in the coming weeks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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