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Nigerians await news on missing girls

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:17pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country's Islamic rebels, Boko Haram....
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Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:16pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site "by any means."...
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Obama casts his vote early in Chicago

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:52pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections....
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Indiana mayor: Suspect in 7 deaths is sex offender

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:25am
GARY, Ind. (AP) -- The mayor of Gary, Indiana says that a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana had been convicted of sex crimes in Texas....
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Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 43

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:38am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on the country's majority Shiite community, killing at least 43 people....
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Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:27am
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life....
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Manning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:00am
DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either....
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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:16am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them....
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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:26am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them....
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Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:21am
NEW YORK (AP) -- At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine....
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WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:03am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease....
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US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military says it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants....
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On the road to find the world's funniest person

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:41am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other....
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Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:16am
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week....
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Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:55am
PRATO, Italy (AP) -- The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time....
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Manning breaks Favre's TD mark in 42-17

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:08am
DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 victory Sunday night....
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Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:06pm
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) -- Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them - a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:03pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Romo, Murray carry Cowboys past Giants 31-21

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:53pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- DeMarco Murray moved ahead of Jim Brown in the NFL record book. Tony Romo moved the Dallas Cowboys up and down the field for their sixth straight win....
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Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:40pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days....
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