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Unemployment claims fall, point to labor market strength

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment fell to nearly the lowest level since before the recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market.

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Obamacare site expects record-breaking traffic

An improved HealthCare.gov should break its own record for online traffic next month, when consumers begin to enroll in private insurance for 2015.

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Prayer vigil held at Indiana campus for American held by ISIS

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig, 26, was threatened in a video issued last week by Islamic State militants.

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First person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies

Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil, has died.

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U.S., Japan eye closer security ties

Japan and the U.S. will update defense cooperation guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades.

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Americans living longer as most death rates fall

A new government report says not only has U.S. life expectancy inched up, but death rates have fallen.

treatment

U.S. medical workers get ‘crash course’ on Ebola treatment

As part of its escalated response to the worst Ebola outbreak on record, the CDC is teaching docs how to safely treat patients in West Africa with the virus.

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More states pushing for gay marriage

Legal pressure is mounting across the U.S. for marriage rights in the wake of the Supreme Court decision.

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It should (hopefully) cost less to warm up this winter

A repeat of last winter's deep freeze is unlikely, which should lower home heating costs.

school

Class of 2014 SAT scores remain stagnant

SAT scores among the nation's high school seniors remain stubbornly unchanged.

grocery

U.S. food labeled ‘natural’ often isn’t

Packaged foods labeled as "natural" actually contained a substantial level of genetically modified ingredients, according to a new report.

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White House defends Biden after gaffes

The White House apologized for remarks Biden made suggesting Turkey and the United Arab Emirates had supported Islamist militants in Syria.

veterans

VA fires senior execs in health care crackdown

Veterans Affairs is firing four senior executives in a crackdown following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for medical care.

ebola

U.S. working on Ebola screenings, but no travel ban

Airline passengers will face increased screening for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the U.S.

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Chicago-area man charged in attempt to join Islamic State

A Chicago-area man faces charges of attempting to support a foreign terrorist organization.

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Charity report ranks states, cities on generosity

Generous cities include New York, Memphis, and Nashville, but the most charitable state might surprise you.

gay

Supreme Court dodges gay marriage

The high court's action means there will be no imminent national ruling on the issue, with litigation in states where gay marriage is still banned likely to continue.

HP

Hewlett-Packard to split into 2 companies, lay off 5K

The tech company will separate its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations.

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Parents of American held by ISIS release photos, letter

The parents of a U.S. aid worker held hostage by militants released a letter he wrote from captivity in which he says he is scared to die.

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American Ebola patient arrives in U.S.

The fifth American to contract Ebola arrived in the U.S. for treatment, as the first patient diagnosed on U.S. soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital.

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in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

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Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

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The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.

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PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

in Music

Hunter Hayes plans tech-filled tour

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Hayes says he's using technology "still in the design phase" that has never been used on tour before.

in Entertainment

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

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Cook wrote a column published on Thursday and said he hopes that his declaration can help others.