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National & World Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
Shoppers crowded the streets and markets of Sierra Leone's capital Thursday, stocking up for a three-day shutdown when volunteers will identify people infected with Ebola and hand out 1.5 million bars of soap, as authorities struggle to slow an accelerating outbreak.
National & World Border Patrol agents to test wearing cameras Border Patrol agents to test wearing cameras
The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.
National & World Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq
President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.
National & World Pacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizona Pacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizona
The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile moved into Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the past two weeks.
National & World Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.
National & World Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security
HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.
National & World History books spark new Texas classroom battle History books spark new Texas classroom battle
The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases.