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WHO chief promises transparency in Ebola response

Updated: 11/19/2014 - The head of the World Health Organization is refusing to respond to criticism about the U.N. agency's performance in containing the Ebola outbreak, saying the focus now should be on helping countries contain it.

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Girl, 2, in Savannah apartment killed by gunfire

Posted: 11/19/2014 - Police in Savannah are investigating the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl who was struck by gunfire inside an apartment, though few details were immediately available.

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Senate Democrats reject bill to build oil pipeline

Keystone Pipeline

Posted: 11/18/2014 - Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu pushed for the vote in an effort to save her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff election in Louisiana. She faces an uphill battle against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, who authored the House bill.

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Judge refuses to toss Gov. Rick Perry's case on technicalities

Posted: 11/18/2014 - Gov. Rick Perry was indicted in August. He's accused of threatening, then carrying out, a veto of funding for public corruption prosecutors after the Democrat leading the unit wouldn't resign after a drunken driving conviction.

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County officials oppose idea of road transfers

Updated: 11/18/2014 - Rep. Gary Simrill says some of those roads need to be turned over to local governments. The Rock Hill Republican suggests providing counties more money to pay for it.

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Charles Manson gets marriage license

Posted: 11/18/2014 - It does not specify a wedding date and indicates the couple has 90 days to get married or they will have to reapply.

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Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of grand jury decision

Posted: 11/17/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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Paris prosecutor: At least 1 Frenchman in IS video

Updated: 11/17/2014 - President Barack Obama confirmed the slaying of American aid worker Peter Kassig after a U.S. review of the video, which also showed the mass beheadings of more than a dozen Syrian soldiers.

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New report: Child homelessness on the rise in US

Posted: 11/17/2014 - The problem is especially severe in California, which has one-eighth of the U.S. population, but accounts for more than one-fifth of the homeless children -- that's nearly 527,000 homeless kids.

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Pope Francis confirms trip to the United States

Updated: 11/17/2014 - Francis confirmed Monday that he will travel to the U.S. next year to participate in a rally for families in Philadelphia. He confirmed his presence at the World Meeting of Families during a speech to an interreligious conference on traditional family values at the Vatican.

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Surgeon with Ebola trained through mission groups

Posted: 11/14/2014 - He received medical training through the United Brethren in Christ church, which has numerous congregations in Sierra Leone. He later received surgical training through a nondenominational group that seeks to provide African doctors with high-quality training.

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Test referring to 'big bootie' pulled from school

Posted: 11/14/2014 - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said in a written statement the worksheet didn't appear to be created by the school system and has been removed from circulation. They also said teachers have been asked to stop using it.

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