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First Draft: Another Fence-Jumper at the White House

A man jumped the White House fence but was immediately apprehended, the Secret Service said.








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Gunman Panics Ottawa, Killing Soldier in Spree

A gunman fatally wounded a soldier guarding the National War Memorial, entered the Parliament building and fired multiple times before he was shot and killed.








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U.N.C. Says Athletes Took Fake Classes

A report finds that classes requiring no attendance and little work were common knowledge among academic counselors and football coaches.


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U.S. Plans 21-Day Watch of Travelers From Ebola-Hit Nations

Travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone will be given thermometers and information cards and must report their temperatures and any symptoms daily.








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Despite Earlier Confession, Suspect in Indiana Killings Refuses to Speak in Court

The initial hearing for the suspect, Darren Vann, was postponed until next week after he refused to speak to the judge.


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Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Iraq Killings

A federal jury found that the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians were not a battlefield tragedy, but the result of a criminal act.








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Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women

Demonstrations in Isfahan erupted after assaults that coincided with the passage of a law designed to protect those who correct people deemed to be acting in an “un-Islamic” way.


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As Safety Concerns Grow, More States Ban Use of a Guardrail Unit

Oregon and Mississippi became the latest states to prohibit further installation of the Trinity Industries ET-Plus rail head, which is thought to have a dangerous defect.


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U.S. Marine’s Arrest in Killing in Philippines May Test Ties

Some Philippine senators cited the case in calling for a review of the accord setting the rules under which American military forces visit the country.


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9 in Connecticut Being Watched for Symptoms of Ebola

Though they do not appear to be sick, nine people who may have been exposed to the virus have been told to stay at home and are being monitored by public health authorities for symptoms.








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Matter: Man’s Genome From 45,000 Years Ago Is Reconstructed

The genetic material, extracted from a Siberian fossil, supported a hypothesis that early humans interbred with Neanderthals, and their interaction occurred between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.


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Books of The Times: ‘Ebola,’ a History by David Quammen

David Quammen’s “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus” sets aside the hyperbole yet still unnerves.


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Las Vegas Hopes Its Play to Land Pro Soccer Won’t Be a Loser

A city known for gambling but trying to diversify wants to add a Major League Soccer team, but the need for public money for a stadium is a hurdle.








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Barnes & Noble to Leave the Bronx After 15 Years

The bookstore giant, which was wooed and cajoled to come to the borough in the 1990s, plans to close its store in Co-op City in late December.


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Witness Accounts of Ottawa Shootings

A sampling of video and witness accounts of the shootings in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.








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Universities Lag in Concussion Management, Study Says

A study by researchers at Harvard found that more than 90 percent of colleges said they had a concussion management program, but that many hadn’t implemented all aspects of the plan.


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Busting the Budget: Kansas Faces Additional Revenue Shortfalls After Tax Cuts

Three more months of data are in, and the state is still collecting much less income tax than it expected.


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Turkish Leader Says U.S. Airdrop Aided Militants

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic State had seized some weapons and supplies intended for Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani.


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You're the Boss: Answering the Hard Questions on the A.C.A.: Does the Employer Mandate Apply to Your Business?

The employer mandate was supposed to take effect at the beginning of this year.


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Latest News: Ben Bradlee, Sweden Sub Search, World Series

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.








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