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DALLAS (AP) — The man who is hospitalized in Dallas after bringing Ebola into the United States is now facing charges back home in Liberia. Authorities there say they plan to prosecute Thomas Duncan on charges that he lied on a health questionnaire when he said he hadn't had any contact with an infected person. Neighbors in Liberia believe Duncan became infected when he helped bundle a sick pregnant neighbor into a taxi a few weeks ago and went with her to find treatment.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is preparing to join the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Turkey's parliament today approved a motion giving the government new powers to launch military incursions into those countries. It also enables Turkey to let foreign forces use its territory for possible operations against the militant group.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor has filed formal notification that he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at a food processing plant. Prosecutor Greg Mashburn says he'll ask that Alton Nolen be executed if convicted of first-degree murder in last week's beheading of Colleen Hufford. Authorities allege Nolen attacked Hufford and another worker at Vaughan Foods after Nolen was suspended from his job at the plant.

NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds that deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the United States. Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers continue to be much more common, but they declined slightly as the heroin deaths increased. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study today.

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says C.J. Spillman remains part of the team while he's under investigation in an alleged sexual assault last month at a hotel in suburban Dallas. Spillman was on the practice field today. He has played in all four games this season. The NFL has offered to interview the alleged victim on what it calls a "confidential and appropriate basis to obtain more information."

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