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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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Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

By Alicia Cypress on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an “illusion of mass care.” The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that’s not true.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

By Krishnadev Calamur on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Israel’s foreign minister says diplomacy is “more complicated than … furniture from Ikea.” His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs “a partner … [and] a manual.”

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Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

By Scott Neuman on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 9:43 am

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

By Krishnadev Calamur on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world’s largest maker of crash test dummies.

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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

By Scott Neuman on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm

The economy performed better than expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

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Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

By Krishnadev Calamur on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site. The site will be open Friday.

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Book News: Remembering Poet Galway Kinnell, Whose Song Said Everything

By Colin Dwyer on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm

The Pulitzer Prize winner has died at the age of 87. In his deceptively simple poetry and in his activism, Kinnell sought to broaden his audience, even while grappling with difficult themes.

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Maine’s Gov. Threatens Legal Action To Force Nurse Into Quarantine

By Scott Neuman on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Kaci Hickox, who tested negative for Ebola and says she is asymptomatic, defied Gov. Paul LePage by setting off on a morning bike ride with her boyfriend.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

By Scott Neuman on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm

The head of the world’s most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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