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Russia Sends Cargo to Space After U.S. Setback

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:46am
A robotic Russian spaceship delivered 3 tons of cargo to the International Space Station, hours after a rocket blast ruined a similar U.S. mission.






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From Cleaner to President: 'King Cobra' Dead at 77

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:40am
Zambian President Michael Sata died in London, where he had been receiving medical treatment.






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Stay or Go? Winding Lava Flow Frays Nerves in Hawaii

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:40am
Residents in the potential path of the Kilauea volcano flow in Hawaii say the day-to-day lack of predictability is frustrating and stressful.






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Missing Fan Found 'Unharmed' in Kmart Parking Lot

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:38am
No foul play is suspected in the disappearance of Paul Kitterman, who was found Tuesday after he vanished during last week's Broncos game.






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Rape-Spree Suspect Busted After Cross-Country Manhunt

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:34am
Gregory Lewis, 26, has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Massachusetts and a string of rapes, kidnappings and robberies of female escorts.






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Radical! This Skate Park Is Now a Protected Heritage Site

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:30am
A 1970s skateboarders’ park has been given special protection by the agency responsible for England’s ancient castles and homes.
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Maine Weighs Options to Enforce Nurse's Quarantine

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:07am
She says she'll go to court if Maine doesn't lift its quarantine by Thursday.
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Ebola Showdown: Nurse Threatened With Arrest If She Leaves Home

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:07am
She says she'll go to court if Maine doesn't lift its quarantine by Thursday.
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Cuba to Women: Please Have More Babies

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:00am
The Cuban government is encouraging women to have babies and turn around its falling birth rate, which is now the lowest in Latin America.
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Western-Backed Rebels Join Fight for Kobani

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:44am
The Western-backed Free Syrian Army has fought for years to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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Rocket Bound for Space Station Explodes on Launch

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:10am
A rocket carrying a private unmanned spacecraft bound for the International Space Station exploded on launch on Tuesday evening.






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How Workers Give Hackers Keys to Employers' Networks

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:00am
Forty-four percent of nation's biggest companies have had employee emails, passwords exposed on Internet forums this year, analysis finds.
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Kurdish Forces Poised to Battle ISIS in Kobani

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:49am
Peshmerga fighters arrived in Turkey Wednesday en route to Syria to try to help fellow Kurds break a siege by ISIS on the border town of Kobani.






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Pakistan's Taliban Launches 'Quality' English Magazine

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:42am
Pakistan's Taliban has submitted its own English-language magazine to the pile of jihadi militant periodicals.
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Wednesday's Top 6 News Stories

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:34am
From the quarantine controversy for Ebola health care workers to the lava threatening a Hawaiian community, see the stories we're following.






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Defiant Ebola Nurse: I Will Not Be 'Bullied by Politicians'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:16am
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who remains symptom-free after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tells TODAY's Matt Lauer she won't obey Maine’s quarantine order.






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Defiant Dribbles: Saudi Women Shoot Hoops to Gain Rights

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:15am
Women's basketball is gaining in popularity in Saudi Arabia, a kingdom rife with public restrictions on female movement and activity.
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MH370 Hunt Done in Zone Five Times Size of Lake Tahoe

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:37am
The underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has now covered an area five times the size of Lake Tahoe, officials said Wednesday.






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Substitute Teacher Accused of Using N-Word in Class

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:18am
A substitute teacher in a Chicago suburb is being accused of using a racial slur when speaking to a group of eighth graders.






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Sex-Assault Spree Suspect Nabbed After Crashing Car

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:07am
Gregory Lewis of Southbridge, Massachusetts, was wanted for child rape and other charges. He was arrested in New York, authorities say.






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