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  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.

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  • Man, woman stoned to death for adultery in Syria: monitor

    By Rasha Elass BEIRUT (Reuters) - A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. The man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist groups including the Nusra Front,…

    Reuters
  • Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct.

    Associated Press
  • Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case.

    Associated Press
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    Tough jobs: How hospital workers are trained for Ebola (13 photos)

    With hospital workers increasingly in the spotlight of concern over the spread of the Ebola virus, a Chicago hospital held a training session Thursday for a team of medical professionals with expertise in intensive care and infection control. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has assembled…

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  • Girl who died at Ohio haunted house attraction had heart condition: official

    By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A teenage girl who died after collapsing at a haunted house attraction in Ohio had a pre-existing heart condition, an official said on Tuesday. Christian Faith Benge, 16, collapsed over the weekend when she visited the Land of Illusion complex with friends and…

    Reuters
  • Man warns Obama 'don't touch my girlfriend.' How did president handle it?

    An apparently jealous man on Monday warned President Obama to stay away from his fiancée.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.

    Associated Press
  • Jodi Arias Death Penalty Trial Begins With Shocking Photo

    The death penalty phase of Jodi Arias' murder trial started today with both sides promising it would be just as graphic as the original murder trial, and the prosecution fulfilled on that immediately.

    ABC News
  • Is Obama secretly planning an immigrant amnesty by ordering 34 million work permits and green cards?

    Is the White House quietly preparing to issue an executive order after the November midterm elections that would provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants – including work permits and green cards for up to 34 million immigrants?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • China installs buoys in Pacific Ocean, report says

    China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region.

    AFP57 mins ago
  • FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis

    DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • First openly gay NFL draftee Sam released by Dallas

    Dallas (AFP) - Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by a National Football League team, was released Tuesday from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

    AFP
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    New data shows just how liberal Silicon Valley donors are (17 photos)

    Republicans often talk about how they need to do a better job of making inroads into Silicon Valley—the nation’s tech innovation hub—and there have been plenty of reports in recent years about the progress they've already made. But new data from Crowdpac, a for-profit company that analyzes…

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  • Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

    (Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into…

    Reuters
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    Officials: 2 patients being monitored at Chicago hospitals for Ebola-like symptoms

    Two patients showing Ebola-like symptoms are being monitored at Chicago hospitals. The Chicago Department of Public Health says no case of Ebola has been confirmed and there is no public health risk.

    WLS – Chicago