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Last four occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge set to surrender

PORTLAND, Ore. The last four armed protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon were set to surrender on Thursday, hours after authorities arrested the Nevada rancher whose sons started the showdown.

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Back to its roots: how Zika may threaten Africa

PRAIA/LONDON Florzinha Amado is eight months pregnant and trying to stay calm about whether the Zika virus infection she contracted at 21 weeks could have harmed her unborn child.

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U.S. tells allies campaign to defeat Islamic State must be accelerated

BRUSSELS The United States is pressing allies on Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war.

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Ripple effect: scientists await word on gravitational waves

WASHINGTON A century ago, Albert Einstein hypothesized the existence of gravitational waves, small ripples in space and time that dash across the universe at the speed of light. | Video

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Justice Dept. sues Ferguson, Missouri, to force police reforms

FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to force the city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities.

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