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Elizabeth Peña Remembered As An Actress With Range

By Elizabeth Blair on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Peña’s fans, lamenting her death on Latino social media, expressed frustration that such a talented actress could not break away from stereotypical roles.

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Death Toll In Himalayan Avalanches Reaches 29

By Scott Neuman on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 2:28 am

The highest number of dead, many of them foreigners, are on the trail of Mount Annapurna, the world’s 10th-highest peak.

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Hong Kong’s Renewed Offer Of Talks With Protesters Meets Skepticism

By Scott Neuman on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 9:28 am

The government says it’s willing to talk with student pro-democracy activists, but that their demand for open elections will never meet with approval from Beijing.

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Nurse Nina Pham To Be Transferred To NIH For Ebola Treatment

By Doreen McCallister on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 7:28 am

The first of two nurses who became infected after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital will be moved to a “high-level containment” facility at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

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Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday Workers

By Doreen McCallister on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 8:28 am

An increase in customer demand is prompting Amazon to add 14 percent more temporary workers this holiday season than it hired last year at this time.

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Kansas City Royals Sweep Baltimore Orioles To Advance To World Series

By Eyder Peralta on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm

The Royals came into the game undefeated in the postseason and continued their streak, beating the Orioles 2-1. The team set a record with its eighth straight win to start the playoffs.

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In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession Level

By Eyder Peralta on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm

As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the deficit dropped to 2.8 percent of GDP — in dollar terms, the lowest level since 2008.

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Thailand’s Leader Hints At Putting Off Return To Democracy

By Scott Neuman on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a May coup, had originally said that elections would be held by late 2015. Now he suggests the date could be pushed back.

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At Least 20 Trekkers Die In Blizzard, Avalanche In Nepal’s Himalayas

By Scott Neuman on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 1:28 am

The dead include four Canadians, two Poles and an Israeli. The trekkers were caught out in unseasonable conditions around Mount Annapurna, the world’s 10th-highest peak.

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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

By Scott Neuman on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm

The New York Times reports that between 2004 and 2011, American troops repeatedly encountered chemical weapons caches dating from the Iran-Iraq war. At least 17 U.S. service members were injured.

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