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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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    FTC says AT&T misled customers over data claims

FTC says AT&T misled customers over data claims

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.

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    Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA’s commercial spaceflight effort.

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    Retail skirmish blocks mobile Apple Pay at checkouts

Retail skirmish blocks mobile Apple Pay at checkouts

Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.

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    Gay rights activist keeps ordination

Gay rights activist keeps ordination

A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister.

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    US governors, Army go own way on required Ebola quarantines

US governors, Army go own way on required Ebola quarantines

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths.

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    School shooter invited victims to lunch table

School shooter invited victims to lunch table

A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday.

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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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    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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