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Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

October 14th, 2014 1:32 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

The Vatican on Tuesday acknowledged the sharp divisions over the report, hinting at the ideological battle underway over the soul of the final document.

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Off the Wall News: Zombie Santa terrorizes Minnesota family

Off the Wall News: Zombie Santa terrorizes Minnesota family

October 14th, 2014 1:16 pm by Associated Press

Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.

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Bingo! Tennessee voters to decide on veterans gaming measure

Bingo! Tennessee voters to decide on veterans gaming measure

October 14th, 2014 9:29 am by Associated Press

Republican state Sen. Rusty Crowe of Johnson City acknowledged that the measure might face a tough time passing because the language refers to the tax code and doesn't mention the word "veteran."

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WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

October 14th, 2014 8:55 am by Associated Press

WHO increased its Ebola death toll tally to 4,447, nearly all of them in West Africa, and the group said the number of probable and suspected cases was 8,914.

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Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

October 14th, 2014 8:38 am by Associated Press

The winner "squashed" his competition, beating the runner-up by more than 300 pounds.

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2 killed as storms sweep across several states

2 killed as storms sweep across several states

October 13th, 2014 8:38 pm by Associated Press

A tornado that touched down near Ashdown, about 150 miles southwest of Little Rock, killed a man and injured his wife when their home was destroyed early Monday.

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About 70 hospital staffers cared for late Ebola patient

About 70 hospital staffers cared for late Ebola patient

October 13th, 2014 8:27 pm by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

The size of the medical team reflects the hospital's intense effort to save Thomas Duncan's life, but it also suggests that many other people could have been exposed to the virus during Duncan's time in an isolation unit.

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Two away: Peyton Manning closes in on Favre's TD passes record

Two away: Peyton Manning closes in on Favre's TD passes record

October 13th, 2014 5:13 pm by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

Bret Favre has 508 passing touchdowns.

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Racial tensions renew: Police say nearly 20 arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, protest

Racial tensions renew: Police say nearly 20 arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, protest

October 13th, 2014 4:34 pm by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Tensions escalated last week when a white police officer in nearby St. Louis shot and killed 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr., who police say shot at officers before he was killed.

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Should white mom be paid for brown baby sperm donation mistake?

Should white mom be paid for brown baby sperm donation mistake?

October 13th, 2014 1:44 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, Associated Press

It's an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong.

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