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Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died Monday. He was 73.

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Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

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Israel resumes Gaza strikes after cease-fire lull

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A brief cease-fire declared by Israel and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, but an attack an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region as Israeli airstrikes resumed late in the day.

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Judge: Ala. abortion clinic law unconstitutional

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama law restricting doctors at abortion clinics is unconstitutional because it would unduly hamper women's ability to obtain the medical procedure, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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A Closer Look: Secure your phone without passcodes

NEW YORK (AP) — Passcodes are outdated.

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Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

KUNMING, China (AP) — Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

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Slain soldier's son to get lost medal, answers

CHICAGO (AP) — John Trinca couldn't remember the name of the soldier who died right next to him minutes after they met during World War II, and all Thomas Bateman Jr. knew of his father's death was that it happened in 1945 in the Philippines.

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US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA (AP) — The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.

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