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    Texas won’t quarantine returning travelers

Texas won’t quarantine returning travelers

Texas won’t be joining the handful of states announced to have controversial 21-day quarantines for citizens traveling back from West Africa.

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    Baylor sophomore helps found nonprofit

Baylor sophomore helps found nonprofit

In Toloha, Tanzania women walk about five miles to get water for their families. Baylor sophomore Joshua Spear helped found the nonprofit Toloha Partnership to help the village.

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    US strategy against Islamic State militants hits major hurdles

US strategy against Islamic State militants hits major hurdles

The Obama administration’s plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a civil war.

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    3 US siblings shot in Mexico

3 US siblings shot in Mexico

Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.

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    Air pollution threatens condition of Vatican paintings

Air pollution threatens condition of Vatican paintings

The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel’s precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

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    Girls’ militant quest increases Muslim communities’ fear

Girls’ militant quest increases Muslim communities’ fear

The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.

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    Troops isolated after Africa tour

Troops isolated after Africa tour

An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at a base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.

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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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