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Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

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BRASILIA - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.

World, Brazil 1:21am EDT

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

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MARYSVILLE Wash. - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, officials said.

12:41am EDT

Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

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SACRAMENTO Calif. - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.

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Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country.

12:16am EDT

Fri, Oct 24 2014

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. | Video

Health, U.S., Africa 24 Oct 2014

Rules for returning Ebola health workers need coordination: U.S. official

WASHINGTON - Top Obama administration officials met on Friday morning to discuss potential new rules for healthcare workers returning to the United States after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, but they want any measures to be coordinated, a senior official said.

U.S., Health, Africa 24 Oct 2014

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

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OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. | Video

24 Oct 2014

Washington school shooting suspect left unhappy tweets

SEATTLE - A high school student believed to have shot to death a classmate and wounded four others on Friday at his campus north of Seattle was a popular homecoming prince but appeared on social media as a heart broken and sometimes angry adolescent.

24 Oct 2014

Hacker sentenced to 21 months in U.S. prison for $15 million scheme

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NEW YORK - A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for his role in a cybercrime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and government agencies in an attempt to steal more than $15 million, U.S. prosecutors said.

24 Oct 2014

Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, to be complete by the time he leaves office.

24 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.