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Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.
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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

Jim Kuhnhenn, Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  posted 27 minutes ago
A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.
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Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:00am
A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday 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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Dead dog, 5 other neglected pets found at home of accused cop killer

posted Oct 31st - 12:26am
A Utah man accused of going on a violent crime spree and fatally shooting two officers in northern California left behind a dead dog and five other badly-neglected pets at his West Valley City home, an animal control officer said Thursday.
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AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam

Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 12:21am
One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against the state" before his release from prison last week, then forced onto a U.S.-bound flight with just the clothes on his body.
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Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 30th - 11:43pm
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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Tropical Storm Vance moving slowly in Pacific

The Associated Press  |  posted 17 minutes ago
Tropical Storm Vance is moving slowly in the Pacific far from Mexico's coast.
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Scholarship named for Truman State student

The Associated Press  |  posted 47 minutes ago
A new scholarship at Truman State University will honor the life of a student who died Oct. 7 while studying abroad.
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Officials urge residents to use air quality app

The Associated Press  |  posted 47 minutes ago
Utah residents unsure about wood burning bans or heavy pollution this winter can whip out their smartphone for daily alerts.
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More than 100 extra troopers on roads this weekend

The Associated Press  |  posted 47 minutes ago
Utah law enforcement officers will be out in force this Halloween weekend as part of a blitz to catch drunk drivers.
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Coca-Cola exec to speak at UW ceremony

The Associated Press  |  posted 47 minutes ago
A Coca-Cola executive who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison almost 30 years ago will return to his alma mater to deliver the speech at this winter's graduation ceremony.
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UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to discuss bogus courses

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 2:21am
Professors at North Carolina's flagship public university are sitting down to hash out the unpleasant finding that parts of their campus schemed to give athletes fake grades so they could keep playing for the Tar Heels.
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Kentucky counties get waivers for virtual schools

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 2:11am
A southern Kentucky county is the latest to get a waiver to keep students in class in cases of inclement weather.
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Farm to Campus Program expands to Transylvania U.

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 2:11am
Transylvania University is the latest school to join the Kentucky Agriculture Department's Farm to Campus Program.
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Literacy initiative set to debut

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 2:11am
The Greenville Public School District is kicking off its citywide reading initiative Nov. 7 at the Jessie McBride Pre-Kindergarten Academy.
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Illinois schools report has host of new features

Jason Keyser, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:40am
The yearly report card on Illinois schools released Friday contains a host of new features and benchmarks, including one showing more than 70 percent of recent graduates enrolled in college even though fewer than half of ACT test takers were deemed ready for college coursework.
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3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:30am
Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois.
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Before midterms, Obama to plug policies for women

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:30am
President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.
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UVa abduction suspect in court on separate case

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:21am
The man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly a decade ago.
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USF takes step to build new medical school

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:10am
The University of South Florida took the first formal step to build its new medical school downtown, with a trustees' work group voting unanimously for the project.
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Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:10am
Ted Wilbur, boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine order by the state of Maine despite testing negative for the Ebola virus.
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Marshall hosts rural health research day

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 12:50am
Marshall University is hosting its first Rural Health Research Day.
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Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 30th - 11:51pm
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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Judge to hold hearing in Kansas gay marriage suit

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 30th - 11:11pm
A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.
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