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Freed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide, her brother said Thursday.

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American doctor who had Ebola has recovered

ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

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German doctor accused of drugging, abusing women

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have arrested a hospital doctor on suspicion he drugged and sexually abused female patients participating in a fake clinical study he set up.

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5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

Ukrainian soldiers muster at a point close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Ukrainian troops make a significant push into rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, claiming control over a large part of Luhansk and encircling the largest rebel-held city, Donetsk, in fight…

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5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

Local residents sit in a basement which is being used as a shelter after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a l…

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5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

Ukrainian soldiers gather at a point close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Ukrainian troops made a significant push into rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, claiming control over a large part of Luhansk and encircling the largest rebel-held city, Donetsk, in fight…

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5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says five troops were killed and 21 injured while fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours.

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Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, file photo, a customer walks towards a Sears store in Hialeah, Fla. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, Sears Holdings Corp. is scheduled to report quarterly financial results before the market opens. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

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Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears said Thursday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to deal with weak sales.

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Va. communities get grants for learning centers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Communities across Virginia are getting funding to help offer tutoring and other educational services to students and their families.

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WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

Liberia security forces dressed in riot gear, left, control a crowd of people in the West Point area, as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce…

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WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

A Liberian security officer patrols in the West Point area, as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberia…

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WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

Liberian security officers dressed in riot gear, right, control a crowed of people in the West Point area, as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Security forces deployed Wednesday to en…

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WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.

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Survey indicates eurozone growing slowly

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all.

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Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonalds

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Toby Rafique, 6, right, of Dallas, yells as he falls to the ground during a soccer camp held by FC Barcelona in Miami. European clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal have long sent coaches to work at U.S. summer camps, but now some are opening year…

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Jerry "Uncle Black" Rodgers, a Ferguson resident, raises his hands during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Atl…

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

In this Aug. 19. 2014 photo, Han Seung-youn, 36, eats "ramyeon" instant noodle at a Ramyeon restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. Instant noodles are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea and other Asian countries. Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a Baylor He…

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10 Things to Know for Today

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Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

These images provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, left, and Nicole Vaisey, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a ro…

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Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting two young Amish sisters from a farm stand and sexually abusing them is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

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Cambodian floods kill 45 people since last month

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Flooding in Cambodia has killed at least 45 people since last month, officials said Thursday.

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California drought stings bees, honey supplies

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 photo, a bee rests on Mike Brandi's finger at the Gene Brandi Apiary in Los Banos, Calif. The state is traditionally one of the country's biggest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide nectar that bees turn into honey. But a three-y…

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California drought stings bees, honey supplies

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 photo, a bee works on a honeycomb the Gene Brandi Apiary in Los Banos, Calif. The state is traditionally one of the country's biggest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide nectar that bees turn into honey. But a three-year drought …

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