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  • 700-year-old tomb may decide Turkey's role in IS fight

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  • NYC teacher at elite school faces indictment saying victimized 7 students

    NEW YORK (AP) — A teacher at an elite New York City high school who already accused of sending an indecent photo to a student is now facing an additional 36-count indictment alleging he victimized six others.

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  • Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

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  • U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

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  • Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap

    Study after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who committ similar crimes—an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable.

  • Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race

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  • Congo tries to contain second Ebola outbreak

    Death toll from virus rose to 42 Wednesday in separate spread from West Africa's.

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  • Taiwan throws support behind Hong Kong protests

    Chinese Communist Party has long wanted a governing arrangement like Hong Kong's, for Taiwan.

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  • China body-searches 10K pigeons released for holiday celebration: reports

    BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

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  • Royals slip past A's in epic 12-inning AL wild-card game

    K.C. scores a crazy, come-from-behind, 12-inning, walk-off 9-8 victory over the Oakland A’s.

  • More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

    OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.

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  • Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

    Protest leaders vow to step up their actions if the territory's leader doesn't resign.

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  • Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

    CDC director: “I have no doubt we’ll stop this disease dead in its tracks in the U.S."

  • Plea accepted in embassy bombings case

    Judge accepts Egyptian lawyer's guilty plea in 1998 blasts of two U.S. embassies.

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  • Mayor of suburban L.A. city fatally shot; wife in custody

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  • 3 charged in Mexico army killing of 22

    Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday.

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  • Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing

    The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone, images released by NASA this week show.

  • U.S. loosens civilian death policy in Syria, Iraq

    Exclusive: New standards in Iraq, Syria follow reports of Idlib missile strike casualties.

  • Police on manhunt for ambush suspect find pipe bombs

    State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.

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