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  • Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

    By Umaru Fofana and Adam Bailes FREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients,…

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  • U.S. nuclear negotiator declines setting deadline on Iran deal

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lead U.S. nuclear negotiator declined to give a final deadline on Tuesday for negotiating a final nuclear agreement with Iran, but said participants mean to finish the international talks at the end of the current four-month extension. Iran and six…

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  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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  • U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now

    By Anna Driver and Kristen Hays HOUSTON (Reuters) - A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be settled in…

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  • What do 'social inclusion' rankings tell us about the child migrant crisis?

    For the third year, America's Quarterly has ranked Latin American countries and the United States based on social inclusion, sifting through multiple variables like access to education, housing, and employment, as well as basic political, civil, and human rights. Violence in Guatemala, El…

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  • Populist appeal to single women could turn Senate races, Democratic group says

    Look at the most competitive US Senate seats up for grabs in 2014, and you might be surprised that they are, in fact, competitive. Mitt Romney won those states in 2012 – six by double digits.

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  • Nominee Robert McDonald: VA can be fixed with 'urgent action'

    If confirmed, as is widely expected to happen in a Senate vote Wednesday, McDonald, a West Point graduate who later served as a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division, will be responsible for turning around a department with some 310,000 employees and a $163 billion budget – a budget that has…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies: how it affects you

    Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings Tuesday on a core part of the Affordable Care Act – whether millions of Americans who are enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange, or marketplace, are entitled to subsidies. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in…

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  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.

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  • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of…

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  • Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

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  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.

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  • China reports deadly attack in northwest

    BEIJING (AP) — A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday.

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  • Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the…

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  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stronger-than-expected results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern state of Georgia.

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  • Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. If he goes to trial, Zhou Yongkang…

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  • Arianespace launches rocket from French Guiana

    KOUROU, French Guiana (AP) — Arianespace launched a rocket Tuesday from French Guiana carrying a robotic cargo ship to deliver provisions to the International Space Station.

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  • 4 charged with murder in death of Chinese student

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four U.S. teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his apartment.

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  • Pan-African airline suspends flights to Ebola hit countries

    Pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone over the worsening Ebola health crisis, as the Liberian football association said it halted all activities in the country. The LFA decided "to cease operations of football activities considering…

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  • Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government is focused on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.

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