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Ghani named winner of Afghan vote

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan’s contested presidential election Sunday, setting the stage for President Hamid Karzai’s departure from office and a security agreement allowing American troops to remain in...

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Now in its 45th season, ‘Sesame Street’s’ mission remains the same

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 6:04 pm

Calling “Sesame Street” children’s programming is like calling “Saturday Night Live” a sketch comedy show or “The Simpsons” a cartoon.

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Tempers flare during Ebola curfew

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:20 am

Sierra Leone's nationwide round-the-clock curfew, designed to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, triggered a clash in the streets Saturday as residents attacked a burial team clad in biohazard suits, forcing them to abandon the bodies and flee.

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Monsoon rains pound Philippines

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 12:56 am

A resident balances himself as others cling to a railing after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, and most parts of the metropolis on Friday. Heavy rains caused widespread...

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Scots for independence mourning on morning after

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 1:37 am

Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.

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ABC’s ‘black-ish’: The family show with the semi-shocking title

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

ABC is placing big expectations on its new fall comedy with a certain small letter in its title: “black-ish.”

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CDC: Ebola could infect 500,000 in West Africa

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 1:36 am

The Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa could infect up to 500,000 people by the end of January, according to a new estimate under development by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Scotland holds its breath for results of vote on separation

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in huge numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland’s...

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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

In a desperate bid to slow West Africa’s accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding.\n

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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 11:28 am

Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.

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U.S. rejects Ukraine plea for arms

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

The White House rejected a plea from Ukraine’s president on Thursday for weapons in the fight against Russian-backed separatists, announcing a $53 million package of non-lethal aid instead.\n

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Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 6:19 pm

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North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea, even as it has become increasingly easy to enter legally as a tourist.

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WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in only 1 week

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 9:52 am

The World Health Organization says more than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, a statistic that shows the outbreak is accelerating.

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Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 8:52 am

An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.

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U.S. troops might face Islamic State

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Washington - The nation's top military officer raised the possibility Tuesday that U.S. troops could become involved in ground attacks against the Islamic State, despite repeated pledges to the contrary from President Barack...

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Odile lashes Los Cabos

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through the Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores and luxury hotels, leaving roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.

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Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say...

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Brazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint in Rio

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 9:50 am

Brazilian church officials say the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen.

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North Korea sentences American to 6 years at hard labor

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

North Korea has sentenced Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor for committing “hostile acts,” after the American reportedly ripped up his tourist visa upon arrival at the Pyongyang airport in April.

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More nations to fight Islamic State

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Several Arab states have offered to conduct airstrikes against militants in Iraq alongside the efforts of the United States, U.S. officials said Sunday as the Obama administration sought to bolster its case for action against the Islamic State.

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Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 10:42 am

The International Organization for Migration says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week.

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‘SummerBreak’ teens share what they did over the summer

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

It’s a 90-degree day, and 17-year-old Dash Dobrofsky, who normally spends his summer days hanging near Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., is inside a Melrose Avenue cake shop.

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Flood survivor in India: 'I'm fighting for a sack of rice'

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 1:07 am

Many of the hungry who lined up for free rice Saturday had been trapped in their homes for days by the floods that have killed hundreds in India and Pakistan. They were finally emerging, dehydrated and weak, but ready for a fight.

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France gives Netflix chilly reception

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight...

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