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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.

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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.

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Class of 2014 SAT scores remain stagnant

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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GM issues yet another recall

General Motors is recalling more than a half-million cars and SUVs.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that happened this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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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

Road Construction

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.