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A vigil followed by violence in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — At least one police officer was injured when violence erupted after prayer vigils Thursday night for a teen shot and killed by a police officer in the Shaw neighborhood.
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St. Louis police officer fatally shoots black man

A young black man was shot to death by an off-duty white police officer in St. Louis on Wednesday night, and a tense crowd gathered at the scene nearly two months to the day after a white policeman shot an unarmed black man to death in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

Gay couples’ hopes dashed by rulings

LAS VEGAS — Confusion and uncertainty over gay marriage spread Wednesday as couples in Las Vegas wondered whether they’d be allowed to wed, and partners in Idaho dealt with disappointment after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling blocked them moments before they would have picked up marriage licenses.

U.S. adds extra airport screening for Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama calls it a “belt and suspenders” approach — an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease.

First Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S. has died

DALLAS — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital today, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

Pressure rising in Kerry nuclear talks with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C.— America’s top diplomat is plunging back into Iranian nuclear talks, keeping one eye on the longtime U.S. adversary and the other on political developments at home, as pressure rises in Washington for a deal ensuring the Islamic republic cannot become a nuclear state.
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Court clears way for gay marriage expansion

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.

Nun now closer to sainthood

NEWARK, N.J. — Hundreds of people gathered to witness the beatification of a New Jersey nun.
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GOP grappling with gay marriage

It took just a few words for the Supreme Court to deal with the question of whether gay marriage is legal. For Republicans thinking about running for the White House in 2016, it won’t be that easy.

Veterans agency fires 4 senior executives

WASHINGTON — WThe Veterans Affairs Department said it is firing four senior executives as officials move to crack down on wrongdoing following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the delays.

Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation’s largest private employer.
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Spanish nurse gets Ebola, raises concern

In a case underscoring the perils of caring for Ebola patients, a nurse in Spain has come down with the disease — the first time someone has caught the disease outside West Africa during the current epidemic.

Unproven Ebola cures proliferate

Amid alarm over the Ebola virus, a flurry of pitches has sprung up for products that claim to prevent and treat the deadly infection. Online-and increasingly on social media sites-these products are being hawked by paid consultants, supplement gurus and “wellness advocates,” whose claims range from silly to pseudo-scientific.

Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

DALLAS — Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with Ebola or someone close to him, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said today.

Pierson’s undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON — One lesson from Julia Pierson’s short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can’t keep secrets from the president.

Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials.