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National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.

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Exclusive: First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record

FRANKFURT/LONDON - The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.

Science, Health, Germany 12:52pm EST

Russian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commander

KIEV - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. | Video

World, Russia 12:18pm EST

Saudi, UAE signal no push for OPEC oil cut

VIENNA - OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and fellow member the United Arab Emirates signaled on Wednesday they were unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the group's meeting this week to prop up prices that have sunk by a third since June. | Video

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U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills five suspected militants

PARICHINAR, Pakistan - A U.S. drone killed five suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, a militant and a government official said, as the intensity of air strikes grew as part of an anti-Taliban offensive by the Pakistani military.

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U.S. government says 462,125 people signed up for 2015 Obamacare plans

- Open enrollment for the second year of Obamacare individual health coverage brought in 462,125 people who chose their health plans in its first week, nearly half of whom were first-time customers, the U.S. government said on Wednesday.