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    CEO speaks on future lifestyle, healthcare concerns

CEO speaks on future lifestyle, healthcare concerns

Dr. Tyler Cooper, CEO of Cooper Aerobics Center, addressed the crisis of rising healthcare costs and decreasing recipients Thursday on campus.

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    Plane crash kills four

Plane crash kills four

A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita.

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    Convicted man freed in  landmark Illinois case

Convicted man freed in landmark Illinois case

A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence that the other man was responsible.

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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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    Wanted gunman captured

Wanted gunman captured

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said.

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    Fed signals Yellen era

Fed signals Yellen era

When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else: The Janet Yellen era.

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    U.S. voting on conservation

U.S. voting on conservation

Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.

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    Terminally ill woman may postpone taking own life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking own life

A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

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    Maine goes to court to quarantine nurse

Maine goes to court to quarantine nurse

Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state’s Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

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    Bond program ends, stocks slip

Bond program ends, stocks slip

An optimistic statement from the Federal Reserve sent the dollar up and gold prices down Wednesday as traders prepared for rising interest rates.

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