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ISIS Raises Flag in Town Six Miles From Turkish Border

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:22am
ISIS militants in Syria raised their flag over eastern Kobani Monday, the closest they have come to seizing the town.






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As Iowa Goes, So Goes Senate Control

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:11am
It’s increasingly likely that the uber-competitive Senate race in Iowa will determine control of the U.S. Senate.






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NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Arrives on U.S. Soil

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:57am
The freelance NBC News cameraman who was diagnosed in Liberia with the Ebola virus arrived in Nebraska to receive treatment.






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Gay Couples Face 100 Lashes in Front of Jeering Crowd

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:43am
Aceh’s modern-day whipping sessions are meant to play out as they did in ancient times — only with teenagers recording the beatings on their iPhones.






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U.S. Military Starts Work on Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:33am
Lt. Col. Jason Brown said work is supposed to begin Monday afternoon on the main structure of the clinic that will treat infected health care workers.
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CDC Director Seeing 'Signs of Progress' in Ebola Fight

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:11am
The Centers for Disease Control director believes positive steps have been taken in the Ebola fight as the latest patient arrives in the U.S. for treatment.






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American ISIS Hostage: 'I'm Pretty Scared to Die'

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:10am
Abdul-Rahman Kassig, the U.S. aid worker held hostage by ISIS militants, wrote to his parents urging them to seem comfort from his humanitarian work.






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American Shares Nobel Prize for Discovering 'Inner GPS'

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:43am
U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday.
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This Bullet Fired by ISIS Was Made in Missouri

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:29am
Weapons-tracking organization Conflict Armament Research worked alongside Kurdish forces to recover more than 1,700 cartridges used by ISIS fighters.






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'Historic Moment?' Pope, Cardinals Talk Family Values

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:20am
Pope Francis' meeting with top bishops and cardinals could spell the first major change in the Catholic Church's teaching on family matters.






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Deadly Typhoon Lashes Tokyo With 100 MPH Winds

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:02am
Typhoon Phanfone, which washed three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea, slammed Tokyo Monday, triggering evacuation warnings and snarling travel.






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One Day, 121 Ebola Deaths: Sierra Leone Struggles

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:33am
Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths from Ebola and scores of new infections in one of the deadliest days since the disease appeared in the country.






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U.S.-Born Scientist Shares Nobel Prize for Brain Study

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:59am
U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian husband and wife Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser have won the Nobel Prize in medicine.






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Ordinary Syrians Take Up Arms Against Militant 'Monsters'

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:48am
Desperate fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani is sending injured civilians into Turkey.






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Bible Saved as Hazmat Crews Clean Ebola Patient's Home

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:34am
A hazardous materials team removed contaminated items from the apartment where the first person diagnosed with the Ebola in the U.S. was visiting.
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Named, Shamed: Alleged Maddie 'Troll' Found Dead

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:24am
Brenda Leyland was stopped outside her home and asked to explain her messages to the parents of the three-year-old who disappeared in 2007.






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Smoker Sparks Airport Security Scare, Delays Flights

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:36am
A security scare that led to the shutdown of a John F. Kennedy International Airport terminal was caused by a passenger who took a cigarette break.






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Kidnap Victim Lost Finger After Eight-Week Ordeal: Cops

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:25am
A North Las Vegas man has been indicted in the brutal beatings of a prostitute






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Wedding Proposal Hot Air Balloon Ride Crashes in Ocean

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:19am
A newly engaged couple's sunset hot air balloon ride ended with an emergency landing on a beach north of San Diego Sunday.






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Who'll Win the Nobel Prize? Watch It Happen Online

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:21am
You can watch live webcasts of this year's announcements for the Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics, chemistry, peace and economics.
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