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West Bank, Gaza

CNN

Grief over U.S.-Palestinian boy shot by IDF

The slayings of Israeli and Palestinian teens during the summer was a bloody precursor to the Gaza-Israeli conflict that took more than 2,000 lives.

Now, once more, children on both sides have lost their lives violently, rending hearts and stoking res...

James Foley ISIS executioner

ISIS

NYT: ISIS hostages tortured, then beheaded

In the moments before his death, American James Foley stares into the camera, head held high, after being forced to read a script, in which he blames his death on the United States.

A masked man wielding a knife then decapitates him.

As horrifying as F...

SpaceX Dragon at ISS

NASA

SpaceX ship returns from successful ISS mission

SpaceX's Dragon spaceship splashed down Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, returning from a four-week resupply mission to the International Space Station and bringing back a valuable payload of potentially groundbreaking experiments.

Dragon, an unmanned s...

Ebola airports

CNN

Quarantined nurse knocks Ebola policy

A nurse under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has blasted more stringent state policies for dealing with health care workers returning from West Africa, saying the change could lead to medical profes...

Giants Royals Game 4

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Giants knot World Series at 2 games apiece

SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Yusmeiro Petit stalled the Kansas City Royals with three shutout innings of relief and the San Francisco Giants rallied from behind with 10 straight runs during a five-inning stretch Saturday night en route to ...

Ebola virus in black and white

Centers for Disease Control

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

A health care worker worker who just returned from West Africa is under a mandatory quarantine at a New Jersey hospital. New York, New Jersey and Illinois implement mandatory Ebola quarantine policies as the federal government considers a similar mov...

Israel Gaza West Bank

CNN

U.S.: Palestinian-American killed by IDF

A Palestinian-American minor has been killed by the Israel Defense Forces, the U.S. State Department said.

According to a press release from the State Department, the youth was killed Friday during clashes in Silwad, a town in the West Bank. The offic...

Hillary Clinton farewell

CNN

Clinton decries outside spending in NC race

Negative, expensive campaigns is something Sen. Kay Hagan is getting an education in this year. And something Hillary Clinton knows very well.

Clinton campaigned Saturday for her fellow Democrat at a Charlotte rally of about 1,800 supporter. The forme...

Grieving after Washington school shooting

REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Grandfather: Marysville school shooter hit cousins

When a teenage gunman opened fire at students in a high school cafeteria in Washington state, a relative said, he was not shooting at random targets.

Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the co...

Hillary Clinton file 4

Michael Gross/State Department

Hillary Clinton is returning to Iowa

Hillary Clinton is headed back to Iowa, according to Bruce Braley's Senate campaign.

College blurb North Carolina Chapel Hill

UNC grads likely keep degrees despite fraud

What happens to the 3,100 students who enrolled in fake classes and now have a degree stamped with the seal of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -- an institution consistently ranked among the nation's top public schools?

Police lights file

Death toll as Lebanese army, militants clash

Lebanese military forces battled militants in Tripoli on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of two militants and two civilians and injuries to 13 troops, the Lebanese army said.

State media and security officials said nine Lebanese soldiers were killed...

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On this day: October 26

President George W. Bush singing Patriot Act, 2001

Public domain

The Erie Canal opens, the Pony Express closes, Wyatt Earp shoots it out in Tombstone, "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart, and the Patriot Act is signed into law, all on this day.

On this day: October 25

Bill Buckner, 1986 World Series

MLB.com

Pablo Picasso is born, the first domestic microwave oven goes on sale, Led Zeppelin debuts in concert, the U.S. invades Grenada, and Bill Buckner blows it for the Red Sox, all on this day.

2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

Marysville Pilchuck school shooting 4

KOMO

A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

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