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    Professor links representation to wealth, lobbying

Professor links representation to wealth, lobbying

One Baylor professor examined political inequality in the contiguous states of America and has offered a possible solution to achieving equal representation for all.

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    Gathering to honor black sacred music

Gathering to honor black sacred music

Scholars and musicians from across the nation are gathering today to begin a weekend-long conference over music, faith and history at the 2014 Pruit Symposium.

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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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    Court ruling on abortion not to affect Waco clinic

Court ruling on abortion not to affect Waco clinic

After a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Texas abortion clinics previously closed under restrictions by a Texas law have reopened.

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    Fundraiser strives  to end senior hunger

Fundraiser strives to end senior hunger

In honor of World Food Day, the McLennan County Hunger Coalition is asking people to buy lunch for a stranger today.

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    Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America’s second most-populous state.

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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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    “Ferguson October” utilizes social media to promote action

“Ferguson October” utilizes social media to promote action

Social media brought activists from across the country together in St. Louis for a stance against injustice during Ferguson October, which was labeled a “weekend of resistance” by activists.

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