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CAIRO (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.Laila Sou ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental in the campaign to end capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence th ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League has asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term heal ...more

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The Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting people into quarantine can be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. Experts have criticized ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria said Thursday he is pursuing an "action plan" that involves freezing the conflict in certain areas, possibly starting with Aleppo, to allow for humanitarian aid and local steps of a political ...more

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city has agreed to rehire an American arrested and detained in North Korea for nearly six months while criticizing his decision to travel there.The city of Moraine in suburban Dayton agreed to give Jeffrey Fowle (FO ...more

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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Practically daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patie ...more

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she's feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die.Brittany Maynard ...more

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections.In a joint statement after their meeting Thursday in the S ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday as Visa, MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, thanks largely to Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.</ ...more