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Japan: time to stock up on toilet paper

Posted: 09/01/2014 - Monday is National Disaster Prevention Day, and more the 40% of Japan's supply of toilet paper comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.

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Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

Updated: 08/31/2014 - An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting.

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Payday lenders to face stronger scrutiny

Updated: 08/31/2014 - Payday lenders in Kentucky are coming under increasing restrictions because of a pair of laws passed by the state and federal governments in recent years.

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Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

Posted: 08/31/2014 - Iceland's authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to a subglacial volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.

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US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

Updated: 08/31/2014 - The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly two months by Islamic State militants.

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Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

Updated: 08/30/2014 - If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.

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Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

Posted: 08/30/2014 - Algeria's state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset.

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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Posted: 08/29/2014 - An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa.

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Ecuador heralds 'digital currency' plans

Posted: 08/29/2014 - Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar

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Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Updated: 08/29/2014 - Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

Posted: 08/28/2014 - When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

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White House preps legal case for immigration steps

Posted: 08/28/2014 - President Barack Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale for executive actions on immigration as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches.

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