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Liberia fights Ebola in crowded capital

MONROVIA/GENEVA — Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, rundown oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose abo [...]

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St. Louis police fatally shoot man who brandished knife

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a man they say brandished a knife at them outside a market Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting was about 12:30 p.m., police said.

Witnesses said the man who was shot had bee [...]

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Indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry to turn himself in for fingerprints, photo

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot on Tuesday after he was indicted by a jury in the state last week on two felony charges of abusing power, local news repor [...]

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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids - reports

Aug 19 (Reuters) - Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

Google has been working on a version of YouTube, [...]

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Cost of raising a child in U.S. tops $245,000, USDA says

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - An average middle-income family in the United States can expect to spend about $245,000 over 18 years to raise a child born in 2013, the U.S. government estimated on Monday.

The Department of Agriculture’ [...]

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Texas Governor Perry indicted for abuse of power: media reports

AUSTIN - Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury in Texas on two counts of abuse of power and coercion over threats he made last year where he was seen as trying to force a local prosecutor to resign, news reports said on Friday.

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Obama calls for police to respect protesters in Ferguson

FERGUSON Mo./EDGARTOWN Mass. — President Barack Obama on Thursday said that police should respect protesters after four nights of racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, over the recent police killing of an unarmed black teen [...]

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Police fire tear gas, stun grenades at Missouri protesters

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to disperse some 350 protesters late Wednesday, the fourth night of racially charged demonstrations after police shot to death an unarmed black teen.

Some demonstrat [...]

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China halts some U.S. pork imports

China has barred pork imports from six U.S processing plants and six cold storage facilities to enforce its ban on the use of a feed additive that promotes lean muscle growth, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

China requires third par [...]

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CDC says more middle-aged U.S. women having babies outside marriage

More single U.S. women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the United States have dropped, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

There were 1.6 million bi [...]

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Missouri shooting victim’s father calls for peace after riots

The father of an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by police over the weekend in a St. Louis suburb made another plea on Tuesday for an end to the violence that has followed the incident, while activists demanded authorities release the [...]

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Clippers' sale to Ballmer confirmed

After four months of legal challenges and threats from Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers have finally changed hands.

The sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 million was legally closed Tuesday. Sterling is [...]

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Disability rights advocates push for accessibility treaty

WASHINGTON — To Iowa’s disability rights advocates, the United Nations Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities means the world — literally.

Even though the U.S. Senate has delayed a ratification vote for th [...]

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FAA bans U.S. airlines from flying over Iraq

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday restricted U.S. airlines and commercial operators from flying over Iraq while armed conflict raged and the United States launched airstrikes.

The FAA had previously, on Aug. 1, restricted U. [...]

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Islamic militants surge in North Iraq, near Kurdistan border

Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq toward the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that prompted talk of Western military action.

Reuters ph [...]

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