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Mourners are reflected in a framed collage of images featuring Sarah Spirit and her children during a candlelight vigil at Bell Elementary School in Bell, Fla
Mourners are reflected in a framed collage of images featuring Sarah Spirit and her children during a candlelight vigil at Bell Elementary School in Bell, Fla (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey, File)
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Former NJ man admits to killing family in 911 call

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.

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Artist paints a mural on the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Artist paints a mural on the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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US officials say Ebola could infect 1.4 million in West Africa

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January - or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.

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President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit, at the United Nations Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit, at the United Nations Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.

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A fire burns Tuesday at a memorial in Ferguson, Mo., on the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jacob Crawford)
A fire burns Tuesday at a memorial in Ferguson, Mo., on the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jacob Crawford)
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Fire destroys Michael Brown street memorial in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between minorities and police.

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Denver area high school students cheer as a passing motorist honk in support of their protest. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Denver area high school students cheer as a passing motorist honk in support of their protest. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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History curriculum sparks student walkout in Denver area

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) -- Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal that would focus history education on topics that "promote citizenship, patriotism" and "respect for authority" in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards aim to downplay.

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President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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UPDATE: Obama: US-Arab strikes show unity against ISIS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone."

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Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

NEW YORK (AP) -- For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.

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Fighters from the Islamic State group marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)
Fighters from the Islamic State group marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)
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Syria says it was informed by US before airstrikes on ISIS

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds across northern and eastern Syria.

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A Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers for the Ebola virus at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria
A Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers for the Ebola virus at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
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World Health Organization: Ebola cases could reach 21,000 by November

LONDON (AP) -- New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.

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A member of the Secret Service Uniformed Division with a K-9 walks along the perimeter fence along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A member of the Secret Service Uniformed Division with a K-9 walks along the perimeter fence along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo in his car

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal prosecutor says that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the White House intruder case, along with a machete and two hatchets.

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