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Sears to close stores, lay off thousands of employees

Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.

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U.S.-led air strikes kill hundreds of militants

Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria.

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Canada vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

Canada vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" after a convert to Islam rampaged through parliament.

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence

For a second time in recent weeks, a man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs.

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Ebola czar starts work, drugmakers launch vaccine drive

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to the potential spread of the virus.

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Canadian parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot

A gunman shot a soldier and then entered the country's parliament buildings, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

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U.S. farmers battling bugs

With record harvests depressing prices, farmers are using chemicals that protect stored grain from critters.

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Jeffrey Fowle, freed from N. Korea, back on American soil

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea.

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U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit regions through 5 airports

Travelers from three countries in West Africa will undergo enhanced screening for the virus.

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Safety officials: More than 6M vehicles have faulty airbags

Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors vehicle owners need to "act immediately."

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We’re losing billions by not taking vacation

Americans took the least amount of vacation time in almost four decades last year, forfeiting billions of dollars in compensation.

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Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dead at 93

The newsman oversaw the famous investigation into the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon.

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1 American released from North Korea

The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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Ebola is low on our list of concerns

A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.

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Staples investigating possible data breach

The office supply giant is the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack.

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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old Virginia college student Hannah Graham.

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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new guidelines

The U.S. issued new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

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Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years

A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

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Toyota recalls 247K more vehicles to fix air bags

The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.

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Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah faces more charges

A militant accused of participating 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty to 17 charges.

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