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Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, gives an update on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's condition during a news conference at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ford has a malignant sarcoma tumor which Cohen described as "very rare" and "very difficult."  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospitalToronto mayor Rob Ford campaigns from his hospital room just hours before chemotherapy
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French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech during a press conference at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Sept.18, 2014. Hollande gives wide-ranging news conference, as he comes under criticism from all sides over his handling of the economy, his government and his private life. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
France to carry out airstrikes in IraqFrench president agrees to Iraqi request for airstrikes against Islamic State group
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is welcomed by U.S. lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military assistance to help his country in its fight against Russian-backed rebels and will also be meeting with President Barack Obama.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmetUkraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet; Obama announces $46M in other security aid
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View of a Hyatt hotel destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Desperate locals and tourists were still in survival mode on Wednesday  in the resort area of Los Cabos, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after lootingMexican police step up vigilance in Los Cabos amid looting, security concerns after Odile
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A cold front will produce showers and thunderstorms over the Midwest Friday Sept. 19, 2014. The Southeast will have a chance of showers and storms. Showers and storms will also be possible for the Central Rockies, Southwest, and Texas. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
Texas sheriff's deputy missing during floodingSearch underway for Texas deputy who reported her vehicle was flooded after severe storms
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This still frame from video provided by KABC-TV shows a JetBlue airliner on the Long Beach Airport runway with emergency slides deployed in Long Beach, Calif.,Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The JetBlue Airbus A320 airliner experienced engine problems and returned to the Long Beach, California, Airport on Thursday after a short flight that ended with passengers evacuating the aircraft on emergency slides. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)
Emergency landing for JetBlue flight in CaliforniaJetBlue airliner returns to Southern California airport after engine problem; no injuries
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Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks on the value of annual flu shots as Dr. William Schaffer, from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, listens during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter, and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccineFlu is in season, and CDC wants healthy adults to do a better job getting inoculated
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, speaks with Secretary of State John Kerry, as lawmakers gather in the chamber of the House of Representatives for a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, before a speech by visiting Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko. The House and Senate are wrapping up business and heading to their home states for the weeks leading up to the midterm elections.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aidReady to vote, Senate backing Obama on aid to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants
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California bill increases Hollywood tax creditsGovernor visits famed Chinese Theatre to sign bill tripling tax credits for TV shows, film
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  • Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them. Police spokesman Brian Schellman told KSDK-TV the officers were responding Wednesday night to a report of gunshots. Monterey County Herald, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:24 AM
  • Police Fatally Shoot Man Near Site Of Ferguson Shooting

    County police officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them during a chase in suburban St. Louis, less than five miles from the site of the August shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white Ferguson officer that sparked weeks of unrest. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Jennings a St. Louis County town of 15,000 residents. KRON 4, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 12:38 PM
  • Ferguson sets town hall meetings after shooting

    The city of Ferguson has released its plans for a series of town hall meetings officials hope will help restore trust in a community rocked by the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The neighborhood meetings begin on Monday evening with three sessions at three different locations in the north St. Louis County suburb. KFVS12, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:31 PM
  • Officer talks to Ferguson grand jury

    Shortly after being given more time to weigh evidence in black teenager Michael Brown's fatal shooting, a Missouri grand jury heard from the man at the center of it -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- a local newspaper reported. Wilson shot and killed the 19-year-old Brown in the middle of the day on Aug. 9, in the middle of a street in the St. Louis suburb. WTAE-TV Pittsburgh, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 08:24 AM
  • Black political leaders withhold support at polls

    Some black Democrats say they will not support any candidate this fall who they believe has not shown respect for the African-American community on issues including education, jobs and racial profiling. The newly formed Fannie Lou Hamer Democratic Coalition made the announcement Wednesday and said it would not single out a specific person running for office, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . Norwalk Citizen News, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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