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Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute

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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.

Review: Army biased against transgender worker

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.

Shooter at Washington state high school was a student, is dead: police

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MarysvilleSEATTLE (Reuters) - The shooter who opened fire at a high school in Washington State on Friday was a student at the campus and is now dead following the incident, police said. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was believed to be the only fatality in the incident, Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux told reporters. (Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Sandra Maler)


Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary

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Rwanda has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday. "Rwanda: The Untold Story," which aired on Oct. 1, includes interviews with former aides to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the former rebel leader, in which they accuse him of plotting to shoot down a plane carrying former President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose assassination marked the start of the 100-day genocide. The documentary also suggests that Tutsi rebels, led by Kagame, committed war crimes. Kagame called the BBC documentary "cynicism of the highest order", and this week Rwanda's parliament voted to ban the BBC from its airwaves.

Coric upsets Nadal to reach Swiss Indoors semis

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Belgium's David Goffin returns a ball to Canada's Milos Raonic during their quarter final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis.


Redskins' RG3 speaks, says he won't rush return

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins finally allowed Robert Griffin III to speak. So he referenced Winston Churchill and played along with the uncertainty whether he might make his return Monday night.

GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change

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FILE - In this June 3, 2014 file photo Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season. Many say they are not in a good position to make a judgment about the issue, then voice concern for the environment, the economy or both. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.


Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

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(Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Interactive graphic on Ebola: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/index.html) Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed more than 50 people, is Ebola. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. ...

Canada to deliver spy agency bill next week, more to come

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By Euan Rocha and Randall Palmer BRAMPTON Ontario/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will introduce legislation next week to give more powers to its spy agency, a bill that will be largely unchanged from one drafted before this week's attack in Ottawa, a government source said on Friday. The government will put forward more measures later, the source said, and they will include wider powers to address security threats in the wake of the killing this week of two soldiers and the assault on Parliament on Wednesday. ...

NY doctor with Ebola a serious student with funny side, friends say

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By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The young doctor diagnosed with Ebola in New York City is a big-hearted man with a serious interest in international emergency medicine and a flair for languages, yet his friends call him "a goofball." Craig Spencer, originally from the Detroit area, has specialized in International Emergency Medicine at the highly respected Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital since 2011, according to his online LinkedIn resume. ...

Three more killed in separate attack in Sinai: sources

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Three more members of Egypt's security forces were killed in an attack in a town in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, hours after a car bombing claimed 25 lives, security sources said. Men opened fire at the security forces at a checkpoint in the town of al-Arish, they said. It was not immediately clear whether the dead were soldiers or police. (Reporting by Maggie Fick; editing by Andrew Roche)

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 28 security personnel

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By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. More than 25 people died in the first attack in the al-Kharouba area northwest of al-Arish, near the Gaza Strip, the sources said. Medical sources expected the toll to increase because some of the wounded were in a critical condition. ...

Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices

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Milagro Alvarez holds her five-month-old daughter Annabeth as she waits in line outside the Farmatodo pharmacy in hopes of buying more disposable diapers in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The store refused to sell her diapers because of a government rationing system that only allows her to buy two packages of 20 diapers a week. The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue. The math teacher has been getting up before dawn each day and rushing out to hunt for disposable diapers, one of many products that have been in short supply due to price restrictions and currency controls put in place by the socialist government long before the slide in petroleum prices. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.


Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

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Ruxandra Tibu places flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial, in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Canadians are mourning the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard before the Tomb of the Unknown soldier on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.


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