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Texas nurse stricken with Ebola described as young, caring

The first person known to have contracted the virus in the U.S. is in an isolation unit at the Dallas hospital where she worked.

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Dozens arrested in St. Louis protests

More than 50 people were arrested in a series of protests staged to draw attention to police violence.

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CDC: U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls

The current Ebola outbreak is the worst outbreak on record and has killed more than 4,000 people.

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Conjoined Texas twins take first step toward separation

Conjoined 6-month-old twin girls will take the first steps toward a separation surgery planned for December.

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Acura recalls 43K sedans to fix faulty seat belt

The RLX sedan and the MDX crossover are among the models being recalled.

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Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

A quarter of U.S. adults worry about their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.

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Attention Kmart shoppers: Store latest victim of data breach

The department store chain says a data breach may have compromised some customers' credit and debit cards.

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Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

A U.S. federal judge ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

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Obama hangs tough on migrant detention despite slowing influx

The U.S. is aggressively pushing ahead with plans to expand detentions, a little-publicized part of a broader campaign to deter illegal migrants.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at the big news stories that made headlines this week.

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U.S. troops take on invisible enemy in Ebola misson

Up to 4,000 troops will deploy to West Africa to help contain an outbreak of the deadly virus.

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Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

The Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' rights has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Mitsubishi, Nissan issue recalls

The automakers have both issued recalls this week.

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FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

The FAA announced it would no longer allow passengers stowing cellphones and music and video players during takeoffs and landings.

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Fears grow in U.S. over Ebola’s spread

Fears are growing about Ebola with about 200 airline cleaners walking off the job and some lawmakers suggesting a travel ban.

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Obama says he’s unequivocally committed to ‘net neutrality’

U.S. regulators are reviewing controversial new regulations that would govern how Internet service providers manage traffic on their networks.

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Nevada issues marriage licenses to gay couples, some states push back

Nevada issued marriage licenses after a district judge removed the final hurdle to same-sex matrimony in the state.

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Lawmakers want to bar entry of W. Africans over Ebola fears

More than two dozen lawmakers want to ban travelers from the countries hit hardest by the Ebola virus.

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Unemployment claims fall, point to labor market strength

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment fell to nearly the lowest level since before the recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market.

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Obamacare site expects record-breaking traffic

An improved HealthCare.gov should break its own record for online traffic next month, when consumers begin to enroll in private insurance for 2015.

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