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Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

A U.S. federal judge ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

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Obama hangs tough on migrant detention despite slowing influx

The U.S. is aggressively pushing ahead with plans to expand detentions, a little-publicized part of a broader campaign to deter illegal migrants.

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Dallas hospital worker tests positive for Ebola

Health officials say a health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at the big news stories that made headlines this week.

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U.S. troops take on invisible enemy in Ebola misson

Up to 4,000 troops will deploy to West Africa to help contain an outbreak of the deadly virus.

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Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

The Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' rights has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Mitsubishi, Nissan issue recalls

The automakers have both issued recalls this week.

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FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

The FAA announced it would no longer allow passengers stowing cellphones and music and video players during takeoffs and landings.

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Fears grow in U.S. over Ebola’s spread

Fears are growing about Ebola with about 200 airline cleaners walking off the job and some lawmakers suggesting a travel ban.

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Obama says he’s unequivocally committed to ‘net neutrality’

U.S. regulators are reviewing controversial new regulations that would govern how Internet service providers manage traffic on their networks.

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Nevada issues marriage licenses to gay couples, some states push back

Nevada issued marriage licenses after a district judge removed the final hurdle to same-sex matrimony in the state.

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Lawmakers want to bar entry of W. Africans over Ebola fears

More than two dozen lawmakers want to ban travelers from the countries hit hardest by the Ebola virus.

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Danica Patrick discusses love life

Danica Patrick admits there are some occupational hazards to dating a fellow NASCAR driver.

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Unemployment claims fall, point to labor market strength

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment fell to nearly the lowest level since before the recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market.

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Obamacare site expects record-breaking traffic

An improved HealthCare.gov should break its own record for online traffic next month, when consumers begin to enroll in private insurance for 2015.

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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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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 21

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers plays during an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Pittsburgh needed just over a minute to turn a 10-point deficit into an 11-point lead

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WWU ahead after first day at Sonoma State Invitational

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Vikings’ Jenn Paul holds medalist lead by three strokes as Western women lead at Sonoma State Invitational.

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US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) signs autographs following the team's international friendly soccer match against Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. The United States won 8-0.

The U.S. women's soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play in a win over Haiti to finish unbeaten in group play in the CONCACAF championship.

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Florida AD: season evaluated as it plays out

Florida head coach Will Muschamp paces the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Missouri won 42-13.

The Gators (3-3, 2-3 SEC) are coming off losses to LSU and Missouri. The 42-13 debacle against Mizzou on Saturday night, was one of the most embarrassing losses in Muschamp's three-plus years in Gainesville.