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Obama, military assess Islamic State strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Islamic State group holding its own in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is huddling with the top U.S. military brass to assess whether their campaign to defeat the extremist group is working.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Navy tests out new way of making clothes: welding

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Welding isn't just for aircraft carriers anymore.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Report: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads to neighboring countries in West Africa, the World Bank Group said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Holder: Ferguson highlights need for collaboration

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the unrest after a police officer in Missouri fatally shot an unarmed black man in August shows law enforcement can't let tensions with the community go unresolved.

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3 win Nobel for super-zoom microscopes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.

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Court to hear dispute over pay for security checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon.com customers say they spend up to 25 minutes after every shift waiting to pass through security checks to make sure they aren't stealing from the online retailer. But they don't get paid for the extra time.

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Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples until their hands are forced. Now, gay rights advocates are preparing to do just that.

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Canadian Parliament authorizes air strikes in Iraq

TORONTO (AP) — Following a request from the U.S., Canada's Parliament has voted to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq

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