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West African Border Crossings On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

West African Border Crossings On Lockdown Amid Ebola SpreadThe government in the West African nation of Guinea is denying reports that it has sealed its borders with neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola outbreak.

Pentagon Says U.S. Aircraft Strike Sunni Militant Artillery In Iraq

Pentagon Says U.S. Aircraft Strike Sunni Militant Artillery In IraqHours after President Obama authorized the use of force in Iraq, U.S. aircraft conducted a strike against Sunni militants near Irbil on Friday.

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four States

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four StatesThe cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee "pit states' rights and traditional, conservative values against what plaintiffs' attorneys say is a fundamental right to marry under the U.S. Constitution," The Associated Press writes.

In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In Gaza

In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In GazaA senior minister in the British government's foreign office tendered her resignation on Tuesday, protesting what she said was the U.K. government's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.

Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug Users

Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug UsersWelfare recipients in Tennessee now have to declare any prior drug history when they apply for public assistance.

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says ‘Our Water Is Safe’

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says ‘Our Water Is Safe’"Our water is safe." That's the word this morning from Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, who lifted a 3-day-old ban on using the city's water supply.

Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize

Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To SeizeThe tanker, carrying $100 million worth of oil from Iraq, was in international waters and could not be seized by U.S. Marshals, the news agency says.

Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi’s Last Abortion ClinicA federal appeals court has rejected a Mississippi law that would have forced the state's only abortion clinic to close.

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In Gaza

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In GazaSecretary of State John Kerry has handed over a seven-day truce proposal to Israel and Hamas, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.

U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa ProcessingThe U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.