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at 18:01 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Oklahoma beheading; suspect ordered held without bond

NORMAN, Okla. - District Attorney Greg Mashburn says he plans to seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant.

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at 17:55 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Texas girl reporting kidnapped 12 years ago found with mother in Mexico, mother facing charges

AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.

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at 17:10 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Ebola patient told Dallas hospital he was from Liberia, but information was not widely shared

DALLAS - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital acknowledged Wednesday.

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at 17:09 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Reports: Beijing hand-checked 10,000 pigeons released for National Day amid tight security

BEIJING, China - The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

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at 17:07 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Tolerance for civilian casualties is higher in Iraq and Syria than for prior air campaigns

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured."

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at 17:07 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

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