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North Carolina, America's $100-million Senate race?

The US Capitol Building is pictured at dusk in Washington, DC, on July 29, 2011Washington (AFP) - We have a US election winner -- in the money stakes, at least.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:44:19 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Venezuela's state-run Telesur network, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government. (AP Photo/SANA, File)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:51:32 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
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Court orders mental health evaluation for White House fence jumper

New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday ordered a 30 day mental health evaluation for Omar Gonzalez, the Iraq war veteran charged with jumping the fence of the White House and entering the presidential mansion with a knife last month. Gonzalez was found "not competent" to stand trial in a one-hour screening performed while he was detained following the Sept. 19 incident. Gonzalez cannot be arraigned on charges returned last week by a federal grand jury unless he is found competent to stand trial. ...


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:45:06 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
PHOTOS: Dirt bikes, ATVs take to Philly streets

PHOTOS: Dirt bikes, ATVs take to Philly streetsA large group of all-terrain vehicles weave in and out of traffic all across Philadelphia.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:48:09 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Surgeons in Ukraine's rebel Donetsk confirm cluster bomb usage

A Pro-Russian separatist fighter shows a dart from a flechette shell on October 21, 2014, in Donetsk, UkraineDonetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Surgeons in east Ukraine's rebel hub of Donetsk, where dozens of civilians have died in recent weeks, confirmed on Tuesday that some patients were victims of cluster bombs, as alleged by Human Rights Watch.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:57:47 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
UN tells Israel, Palestinians to stop unilateral actions

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gives a statement during his visit at Kibbutz Nirim near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, on October 14, 2014United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday to move away from unilateral actions stoking tensions and make the "tough compromises" needed to end their decades-old conflict.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:59:40 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
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US tightens restrictions on air travel from Ebola zone

A passenger arrives wearing a face mask at Los Angeles International Airport as fear of the Ebola virus continues to grow in the US on October 17, 2014Washington (AFP) - The United States on Tuesday tightened restrictions on travelers arriving from the West African countries gripped by an Ebola outbreak, funneling them into five airports with extra health checks.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:59:33 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Migrant flow to Morocco-Spain border fence 'doubles'

Members of the Spanish Guardia Civil climb the border fence as would be immigrants from Africa sit atop it, in Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on August 14, 2014Madrid (AFP) - The flow of migrants scrambling to reach Spain's north African territory Melilla is at double the rate of last year, an official said Tuesday as he defended police after a video showed abuse by border guards.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:21 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Are You Crazy Enough To Work For a Startup?
Startups are all the rage these days, right? Glorified in movies and media, pictured as a bunch of guys and girls in jeans and thick-rimmed glasses with witty personalities and the latest Apple technologies. Or as the movie The Internship describes them, startups are "ugly people and free cereal". Now it seems like every time I go to my daily... -- read full article
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:47:16 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Future iPhone could become a cool remote control for your car

Apple/USPTOIn a newly published patent filing, Apple describes how to start your car, adjust the temperature, automatically open the hood and perform other tricks via your iPhone.>


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:04:23 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Digital Citizenship Week Is a Time to Recognize Youth Rights
As we celebrate digital citizenship week, there will be a lot of discussion about good online behavior, including treating others with respect. And that's certainly a very important part of what it means to be a good citizen, whether "digital" or otherwise.But it's also useful to look up the definition of "citizen" and for that I turned to... -- read full article
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:26 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud users: blog

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a new IMac after presentation at Apple headquarters in CupertinoBy Jim Finkle, Gerry Shih and Ben Blanchard BOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the Beijing government is behind the campaign. Using what is called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, the hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. ...


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:34:05 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
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New Jersey school officials to tackle hazing scandal, suspensions
By Sascha Brodsky (Reuters) - New Jersey school officials on Tuesday were set to address the suspension of five high school coaches in a locker room hazing scandal that has led to criminal sex abuse charges, according to local media. Seven football players at Sayreville War Memorial High School have been suspended and charged with sexually abusing four freshmen members of the team. The head coach and four coaching assistants were suspended as well last week, according to local media. School officials have not officially confirmed those suspensions. ... -- read full article
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:39:35 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
First openly gay NFL draftee Sam released by Dallas

Michael Sam watches from the bench during the second half of a pre-season game between the Rams and the New Orleans Saints at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2013 in St. Louis, MissouriDallas (AFP) - Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by a National Football League team, was released Tuesday from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:24:29 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Melanie Griffith, Amanda Seyfried to star onstage

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actress Amanda Seyfried poses for photographs on the red carpet for the new movie "While We're Young" during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Seyfried, along with Melanie Griffith, Uzo Aduba, Peter Dinklage, Nina Dobrev and Pablo Schreiber will be appearing next month in the 14th annual benefit "The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway," which asks over a dozen actors, six writers and six directors to come up with six original short plays over the course of a day. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Actors often complain about short rehearsal times, but some of entertainment's biggest names — including Melanie Griffith, Amanda Seyfried, Uzo Aduba, Peter Dinklage, Nina Dobrev and Pablo Schreiber — are about to have virtually none.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:15:01 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Pregnant Kate back at work after morning sickness

Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wait to greet the President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, and his wife Mary, at an hotel in London, on the first day of his four-day state visit to the Britain, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Anthony Devlin, Pool)LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge has resumed her royal duties after spending more than two months out of the public eye while suffering from acute morning sickness.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:25 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
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Orionid Meteor Shower: See Halley's Comet Crumbs Online Tonight

Orionid Meteor Shower: See Halley's Comet Crumbs Online TonightSome skywatchers captured incredible views of the Orionid meteor shower earlier this week, but even if you can't catch the peaking shower outside tonight (Oct. 21), you can still see it live online. You can watch the broadcast — which will feature views from telescopes in the Canary Islands and Arizona — live directly through Slooh (http://live.slooh.com/) starting at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 Oct. 22 GMT). "The Orionids are usually the year’s third-richest meteor shower," Slooh astronomer Bob Berman said in a statement. Astrophotographers around the world have already been burning the midnight oil to capture Orionid meteors on camera.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:54:37 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
NASA Mars Probes See Rare Comet Flyby (Photos)

NASA Mars Probes See Rare Comet Flyby (Photos)A NASA probe orbiting Mars and a rover on the planet's surface have beamed back some amazing views of a comet that made an extremely close pass by the Red Planet on Sunday (Oct. 19). The space agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and Opportunity rover took some incredible images of Comet Siding Spring (also called C/2013 A1) as the icy object zoomed past the Red Planet over the weekend.  MRO's new photos show the comet's nucleus shining just 86,000 miles (138,000 kilometers) from the orbiter. The orbiter's images are "the highest-resolution views ever acquired of a comet coming from the Oort Cloud at the fringes of the solar system," NASA officials said in a statement.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:03:59 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Uganda says no fresh cases of Ebola-like Marburg virus

Ugandan medical staff disinfect a desk bearing a poster reading 'Ebola' at Entebbe International Airport on August 8, 2014Kampala (AFP) - Ugandan health officials said Tuesday that all suspected cases of the Ebola-like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation released.


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:23:22 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Tens of thousands expected to get Ebola vaccines from January: WHO

Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health OrganizationBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people in West Africa are expected to begin getting experimental Ebola vaccines from January, but population-wide immunization is still far off, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Initial clinical trials of vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics are already under way. Some 500 volunteers are due to take part in countries including the United States, Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Gabon and Kenya. The tests will generate safety and immune-response data in December. ...


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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:52 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Holloway disappearance hits cold case file
None of the three suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway will be charged, the Aruban public prosecutor's office said today. Hans Mos, the island nation's chief public prosecutor, said there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:16:59 EST - CNN.com - Law
Girl who shielded mom is a hero at school
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:42:28 EST - CNN.com - Law
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12 best meat cities in America
Take a beef break, veal vacation, hog holiday or sinew sabbatical in a T-bone a-fide U.S. meatopolis.
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:20:46 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
Travelers from West Africa restricted to five U.S. airports
All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday.
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:38:10 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
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