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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

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DALLAS - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected.

Indiana police charge suspect who may have killed for decades

HAMMOND Ind. - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday.

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California man charged with murder of Saudi student

LOS ANGELES - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said.

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Seattle police officers' challenge to use-of-force policy dismissed

SEATTLE - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Seattle police officers challenging new rules restricting the department's use of force, which they claimed could endanger both them and civilians.

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Obama praises Supreme Court stance on gay marriage: magazine

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court's recent move to uphold lower-court rulings allowing gay marriage in several states may be its most significant decision during his time in office, he told the New Yorker magazine in comments published on Monday.

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U.S. airlines raise fares by $2 on average

- Major U.S. airlines have raised domestic one-way fares by $2 on average since Thursday, marking the first industry wide increase in half a year.

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Virginia missing student suspect charged in 2005 sex assault

RICHMOND Va. - A grand jury on Monday indicted the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student with attempted murder, abduction and sexual assault in a 2005 attack.

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Idaho pastors opposed to gay marriage sue city over law

SALMON Idaho - Two pastors in Idaho, who fear they could be penalized for refusing to perform newly legal gay marriages at their private wedding chapel, have filed a lawsuit, saying an Idaho anti-discrimination law violates their right to free speech and religious liberty.

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Woman in outrigger canoe attacked by shark off California coast

LOS ANGELES - A woman who was attacked by a 6-foot (1.8-meter) shark in her outrigger canoe off the California coast over the weekend managed to escape unharmed and paddle safely back to shore, the local harbor patrol said on Monday.

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Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

- Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday.

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