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As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel

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On Either Side Of Gaza, Leaders' Gain Support — But Blame Game Awaits

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Tobacco giant Reynolds American is buying Lorillard and acquiring Newport, a popular menthol cigarette. In a shrinking market, Newport is one of the few U.S. brands gaining market share. It is particularly popular among African-American smokers. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

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CIA Director Apologizes For Meddling In Senate Computers

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Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

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To Understand Putin's Policy, Dissect The Kremlin's Inner Circles

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Star Witness Steps Up To The Stand In McDonnell's Corruption Trial

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Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is surrounded by the media in Freeport, N.Y., on Wednesday, Cuomo was on Long Island to announce a new program to help victims of Superstorm Sandy but ended up fielding questions about the Moreland Commission. Frank Eltman/AP hide caption

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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

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In Debt Duel, It Was Argentina V. Paul Singer

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In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

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