Protests persist in Hong Kong

Nov. 4 Election

Kitzhaber shifts to role of battered incumbent

Sharks a weapon in war on lionfish

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Obama could strike Iran pact sans a vote in Congress

Dozens declared free of Ebola risk in Texas

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Pope Francis beatifies an earlier reformer, Paul VI

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MTA architect, ‘the most hated man in New York’

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Bloomberg to back soda tax in Berkeley

Drug for HIV prevention is controversial

Researchers try to quell fears over Ebola


High court action on voter ID shows mixed record

Dedicating a church near ground zero

No consensus on gays or divorce at Vatican

Police: Remains may be missing UVa. student

Remembering when racism was a science

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Even the bacteria in your gut can experience jet lag

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Election picture is less predictable

Deaths Elsewhere

WHO faulted on Ebola as Obama taps czar

General: Airstrikes change IS tactics

Slave’s daughter to be buried today

Alaska and Arizona are latest to clear way for gay marriage

Fitbit says it will make changes to address allergy complaints

Map experts, pilots improve Alaska’s outdated charts

A potato-chip-shaped hole in ex-Detroiters’ hearts

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Feds: Don’t expect winter to be repeat of polar vortex


Smell turns up in unexpected places

Washington puts pot sales, fines online for banks

Farmer turns mad scientist with ‘pumpkinsteins’

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