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We’re losing billions by not taking vacation

Americans took the least amount of vacation time in almost four decades last year, forfeiting billions of dollars in compensation.

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Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dead at 93

The newsman oversaw the famous investigation into the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon.

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1 American released from North Korea

The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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Ebola is low on our list of concerns

A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.

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Staples investigating possible data breach

The office supply giant is the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack.

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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old Virginia college student Hannah Graham.

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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new guidelines

The U.S. issued new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

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Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years

A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

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Toyota recalls 247K more vehicles to fix air bags

The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.

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Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah faces more charges

A militant accused of participating 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty to 17 charges.

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Hundreds riot during annual pumpkin festival

Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend after violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival.

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U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines

The U.S. will issue strict new guidelines for health workers when dealing with Ebola patients.

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Ebola czar aims to reverse government mistakes, step up response

U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role today.

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U.S. drops arms to help defenders resist Islamic State

The arms were dropped near Kobani, which came under Islamic State attack and is now besieged to the east, west and south.

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Human remains found in search for missing UVa. student

Searchers looking for Hannah Graham found human remains in a rural area, five weeks after she was last seen.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you might have missed.

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VW recalls Jettas, Beetles

Volkswagen is recalling more than 1 million cars worldwide.

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U.S. to recognize gay marriages performed in 7 more states

The Supreme Court paved the way for gays and lesbians to get married in a handful of additional states.

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Obama to appoint Ebola czar to coordinate U.S. response

The administration is facing sharp criticism over its efforts to contain the disease at home.

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Islamic State reportedly training pilots to fly jets

Iraqi pilots who have joined ISIS in Syria are training members to fly in three captured fighter jets.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.