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Slow-motion disaster as lava nears main Hawaiian road

A slow-motion disaster continued on Hawaii's Big Island Thursday, as lava from the Kilauea volcano slowly oozed toward a main road in the village of Pahoa, threatening to cut off thousands of residents from the rest of the island. Once it's covered by lava ... read more

GOP lawmakers urge administration to suspend Gitmo transfers over ISIS concerns

Republican lawmakers called Thursday for the Obama administration to suspend detainee transfers from Guantanamo Bay following a Fox News report that as many as 20 to 30 former prisoners are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined ... read more

'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS

Erbil, Iraq (CNN)-- Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August, and her world collapsed. She described to me in chilling detail, how the jihadis first demanded that ... read more

Palestinian President: Closing Jerusalem holy site 'a declaration of war'

(CNN)-- Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis spiked in Jerusalem Thursday as Israel closed access to the Temple Mount, a move Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called a "declaration of war." Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh told CNN that ... read more

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing at least 4

WICHITA, Kan. -- A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people, injuring at least five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering ... read more

Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor - Reuters


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Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor
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CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with ...
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ISIS Nova Scotia changing name to avoid terror association - CBC.ca


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ISIS Nova Scotia changing name to avoid terror association
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An organization that helps new immigrants settle in Nova Scotia is changing its name to avoid being associated with a terrorist group. Staff at the Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services agency in Halifax say the name has become a problem, because ...

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4 dead, 5 injured as small plane crashes into Kansas building - Los Angeles Times


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4 dead, 5 injured as small plane crashes into Kansas building
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A twin-engine plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday, killing four people, injuring five and touching off what one official described as a “horrific” fire that partially collapsed the structure. Officials ...
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The man who could run the Senate - WPTZ The Champlain Valley


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The man who could run the Senate
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Mitch McConnell could soon get a taste of just how daunting it is to run the Senate after years of slamming Democrats for mismanaging the chamber. Related. Longest-serving Boston mayor, Thomas... Battle for Congress hits final stretch · Michael Jordan ...
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Violence leads Israel to close contested Temple Mount-Al Aqsa site - Los Angeles Times


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Violence leads Israel to close contested Temple Mount-Al Aqsa site
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The contested Temple Mount and Al Aqsa mosque compound was closed to worshipers and visitors Thursday after back-to-back shootings incited fresh riots — a reflection of the deep passions aroused by the site, among the holiest places for both Jews and ...
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Is Gov. Chris Christie's brash style presidential or bullying?

FILE - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greeting Iowans after speaking at a fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Davenport, Iowa. Christie is headlining Branstad's birthday bash in Clive, Iowa, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014, one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, cementing his status as Branstad's favored 2016 candidate and giving him his biggest platform yet to appeal to activists in the state. (Charlie Neibergall, File/AP Photo)
The "sit down and shut up" approach plays well in New Jersey, but it could be seen as phony bluster in some states.
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Group: State Department too top-heavy with Obama picks

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At a time when "The world is a mess," President Barack Obama has packed too many political appointees into top jobs at the State Department, and should replace retiring Deputy Secretary of State William Burns with a career diplomat, a foreign service group warns.
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Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDIT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — 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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Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort Kent
By Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...
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Stockton, California, workers relieved as judge ruling secures pensions

The headline of the Stockton Record newspaper reads "City in 'Fight for its life", in a downtown newsstand
By Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Stockton, California, employees breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as a judge ruled the city could exit bankruptcy, leaving benefits administered by public pension giant Calpers untouched. The ruling, however, left investors and analysts confused about how pension funds stacked up in terms of their priority of treatment in a bankruptcy proceeding. Public employees had worried about their pensions after U.S. ...
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