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Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

By Geoff Brumfiel on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 3:43 pm

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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With Reports Of Doping, World Marathon Majors Postpones Awards Ceremony

By Eyder Peralta on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Rita Jeptoo, the accomplished marathoner who holds the course record at Boston, has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. The Majors said it’s awaiting a decision by the governing body.

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Maine Judge Rejects State’s Bid To Restrict Nurse’s Movements

By Scott Neuman on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 2:42 pm

The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.

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No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

By Krishnadev Calamur on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm

The French town of Vendargues has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Exposes Origin Of Harry Potter’s ‘Twee’ Nemesis

By Colin Dwyer on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.

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Burkina Faso’s Military Takes Power After President Resigns

By Scott Neuman on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 11:42 am

Blaise Campaore, who ruled the West African country for 27 years after he seized power in a coup, agreed to resign after riots in the capital demanding his ouster.

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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

By Scott Neuman on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 11:42 am

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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Alleged Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt

By Scott Neuman on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days.

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Is It Too Early To Call Madison Bumgarner A Legend?

By Sam Sanders on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The San Francisco Giants’ pitcher delivered a performance for the ages Wednesday night. And the sports world just can’t stop talking about it.

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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

By Eyder Peralta on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 1:41 am

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they’ve been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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