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Iowa drug maker ready to test Ebola vaccine

Posted: 08/14/2014 - An Iowa drug developer says it has enough doses of a possible vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus to launch an initial round of human testing.

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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Posted: 08/13/2014 - The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law.

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Missouri governor: Shooting is 'old wound torn fresh'

Updated: 08/12/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a suburban St. Louis police officer feels "like an old wound torn fresh" in a nation still struggling with race relations.

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Police use tear gas on crowd outside St. Louis

Posted: 08/11/2014 - Authorities in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was fatally shot by police have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd.

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Ukraine rebels say they are open to a cease-fire

Posted: 08/09/2014 - A top rebel leader says the eastern city of Donetsk is surrounded by Ukrainian troops and his forces are willing to accept a cease-fire in order to stave off a humanitarian catastrophe.

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Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood party

Updated: 08/09/2014 - Egypt's state news agency says the country's administrative court has dissolved the political party of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets liquidated.

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Obama: Airstrikes have destroyed arms, equipment

Updated: 08/09/2014 - President Barack Obama says U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have succeeded in destroying arms and equipment that could have been used against the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

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Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Posted: 08/09/2014 - The death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide, but legal experts say bringing a case against his shooter, John Hinckley Jr., would prove difficult.

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NASA Mars test called success despite torn chute

Updated: 08/09/2014 - NASA engineers insist a test of a vehicle to simulate a landing on Mars achieved most of its objectives despite a parachute that virtually disintegrated the moment it deployed.

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Reagan aide Jim Brady's death ruled homicide

Posted: 08/08/2014 - A spokeswoman says a Virginia medical examiner has notified police that this week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide.

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Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall in Hawaii

Updated: 08/08/2014 - The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened and was on track to pass north of the islands.

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Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

Updated: 08/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says he's authorized the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the city of Erbil.

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Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Updated: 08/07/2014 - Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by Lone Star ticks, which are found in the Southwest and eastern half of the U.S.

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Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation.

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Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

Posted: 08/07/2014 - The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

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NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

Updated: 08/07/2014 - The NCAA board of directors has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package plan that will give the five biggest conferences the ability to create some of their own rules.

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Russia extends import ban over Ukraine sanctions

Posted: 08/07/2014 - The Russian government has fully banned imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway.

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