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More Clashes In Hong Kong Between Police, Pro-Democracy Protesters

By Scott Neuman on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 11:28 am

Authorities say they are investigating reports of excessive force after tear gas and riot batons were used to subdue demonstrators.

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CDC: Second Dallas Nurse ‘Should Not Have Traveled’

By Eyder Peralta on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

Amber Vinson, who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital and has tested positive for Ebola, was on a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas a day before reporting symptoms.

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Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Rules That Closed Most Texas Clinics

By Eyder Peralta and Chris Hopkins on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

The Fifth Circuit court had ruled that the laws, requiring admitting privileges and pricy upgrades, could go into effect as it considered the case. The Supreme Court decided otherwise late Tuesday.

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Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan Awarded Booker Prize

By Lauren Hodges on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The head of the judge’s committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a “magnificent novel of love and war.”

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Benghazi Suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, Is Indicted On 17 New Charges

By Eyder Peralta on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

According to the indictment, Khattala was the leader of a militia group that attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, killing four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

By Bill Chappell on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn’t handle her early birthdate.

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Survey: Latin America Ranks Last In Respect For Women

By Bill Chappell on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

A survey of people in 148 countries finds that those in Latin America are least likely to say women who live there are treated with respect and dignity, ranking below the Middle East.

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Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

By Scott Neuman on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.

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Kim Jong Un Makes First Public Appearance In More Than A Month

By Bill Chappell on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

The North Korean leader’s disappearance from the public eye led to speculation that he had suffered from a serious medical problem — or even a coup. New photos from state media show him using a cane.

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British Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State

By Scott Neuman on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm

The symbolic, nonbinding vote urges the government of Prime Minister David Cameron to recognize Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

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