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at 05:29 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban by name at Beijing conference

BEIJING, China - Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old government.

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at 01:51 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Life goes on: bike ride, chores for nurse in standoff with Maine over Ebola precautions

FORT KENT, Maine - In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

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at 01:19 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Survivalist wanted in deadly trooper ambush caught; prosecutors to seek death penalty

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

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at 01:02 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

2 Malaysian boys sue Malaysia Airlines, government over loss of father in missing Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

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at 17:21 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Sri Lanka says no hope finding survivors after tea plantation mudslide; 100-200 missing

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

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at 22:34 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

North Korea says it's asked EU's top human rights official to visit, but warns on other offers

North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday.

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at 21:35 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Nevada Supreme Court rules dancers at Las Vegas strip club were employees, not contractors

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - In a ruling that could prove costly for Nevada strip clubs, the state Supreme Court says dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

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at 21:35 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Guard troops sent to site of slow but relentless lava flow headed toward Hawaii road, homes

PAHOA, Hawaii - The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.

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at 20:05 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

2 locations in Michigan dropped from list of Great Lakes contaminated sites as work finishes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Two waterways in Michigan have been removed from a list of highly contaminated sites around the Great Lakes, progress in the effort to restore toxic hot spots left over from the region's early manufacturing era, federal officials said Thursday.

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at 20:01 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Small plane crashes into Kansas airport building after power loss, killing 4

WICHITA, Kan. - A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita.

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at 19:21 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Smaller retailers take page from Amazon, offer free shipping, price match to woo customers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 per cent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win your business.

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at 19:05 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

National Guard troops sent to site of slow but relentless lava flow toward Hawaii homes, road

PAHOA, Hawaii - The National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heyday.

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