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Soldier, gunman dead after shooting near Canada's parliament

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren, Reutesr

OTTAWA — A gunman shot and fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic [...]

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Obama names former adviser to coordinate U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, an administration official said on Friday, after criticism the government’s response to the [...]

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Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

By Balazs Koranyi, Alister Doyle and Gwladys Fouche, Reuters

OSLO — Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ right to education, and Indian children’s rig [...]

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Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Dallas hospital

DALLAS — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Wednesday announced that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who was the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, has died.

The hospital issued [...]

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Senator says U.S. to require tougher Ebola screening at airports

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are preparing to require tougher Ebola screening at American airports this week to keep the deadly virus from spreading to this country, Senator Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday.

The new measures may in [...]

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Up to 100 possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated

DALLAS — Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment, health officials said on Thursday.

Dallas [...]

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Reports: Armed man with criminal record rode elevator with Obama in Atlanta

WASHINGTON — A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to thr [...]

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Case of missing ISU student sees global reach

The suspicious death of a Chinese international student has grabbed a global audience.

It's also something that likely will lead investigators to look to China for answers.

Friends of Iowa State University student Tong Shao, 20, re [...]

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Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc, has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based reporters with the New York Times.

The company did not immediat [...]

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U.S. Attorney General Holder to resign, official says

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation at the White House on Thursday, Justice Department and White House officials said.

The officials, speaking on background, said Holder will formally announce [...]

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Syria says U.S. informed it of planned attack on Islamists hours before airstrikes

BEIRUT — Syria said on Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had told the Damascus government in a letter delivered by Iraq that the United States and its allies were going to attack Islamic State in Syria, hours before the airstr [...]

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Cheers, tears from winners, losers in Scotland referendum

EDINBURGH — People reacted with relief and joy on one side and disappointment laced with bitterness on the other on Friday after Scotland decided to stay part of the United Kingdom in a referendum on independence.

Many people stayed u [...]

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Scots vote in independence referendum to seal the United Kingdom’s fate

EDINBURGH — Scots began voting in an independence referendum on Thursday that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom, after opinion polls showed hundreds of thousands of them were still agonizing over whether to stay with the 307-year un [...]

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Islamic State campaign tests Obama’s commitment to Mideast allies

WASHINGTON — After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.

After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior o [...]

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Grassley encourages Obama to ‘be strong’ in response to Islamic State

CEDAR RAPIDS — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley believes President Barack Obama has the authority to take military action to protect Americans from the threat of the Islamic State.

“This is not the time to be cautious,” Gr [...]

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