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A voter in Scotland's Independence Referendum, right, walks past a YES supporter as she arrives at a polling place in Edinburgh,Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state.(AP Photo/David Cheskin)After Scotland’s polls close, England’s fate hangs in balance.


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Wary Lawmakers Ready To OK Arms For Syrian RebelsThe Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's signature.


2014-09-18 17:37:19 -0600

FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection, in Conakry, Guinea. On March 30, Ebola crossed the border into Liberia, where the health minister said two patients have tested positive for the deadly virus. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah, File)Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday. "The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their throats slit," Damantang Albert Camara told Reuters by telephone in Conakry. However, Guinea's Prime Minister Mohamed Saïd Fofana, speaking in a television message that had been recorded earlier, said 7 bodies of 9 missing people had been found. ...


2014-09-18 15:56:40 -0600