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    Detainee returns from North Korea, surprises family

Detainee returns from North Korea, surprises family

An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

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    WHO hopes to begin Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa by next year

WHO hopes to begin Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa by next year

The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa’s hot zone — a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago.

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    White House opposes payments to former Nazis

White House opposes payments to former Nazis

Former Nazis should not be collecting Social Security benefits as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards forced out of the U.S.

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    Officials urge hospitals to ‘think Ebola’

Officials urge hospitals to ‘think Ebola’

Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.

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    UN chief says 20 times more  aid is needed in West Africa

UN chief says 20 times more aid is needed in West Africa

he presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations made urgent pleas for money, doctors and hospital beds Thursday and representatives of nations gathered for financial meetings promised more help.

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    LED there be light: 3 share Nobel prize for blue diode

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel prize for blue diode

An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices — and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs— earned a Nobel Prize on Tuesday for two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American.

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    Panel encourages students to offer religious tolerance

Panel encourages students to offer religious tolerance

For students to help overcome religious persecution, President and Chancellor Ken Starr said they should become educated and get involved to make a difference.

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    Hong Kong’s youths call for leader to resign

Hong Kong’s youths call for leader to resign

Hong Kong’s leader refused demands by pro-democracy protesters to resign Thursday and instead offered talks to defuse the massive demonstrations that have grown into the biggest challenge to Beijing’s authority since 1997.

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    US, China speak publicly on differences over protest

US, China speak publicly on differences over protest

Top U.S. and Chinese officials publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.

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    First in-country Ebola case hits Dallas

First in-country Ebola case hits Dallas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diagnosed the first Ebola patient in the country Tuesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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