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  1. Hong Kong protesters, city leaders debate


    HONG KONG — After more than three weeks of sit-in protests here in Asia's most important financial center, student leaders engaged Hong Kong government officials in a scholarly and civil televised debate Tuesday about the future of democracy in the city.

  2. ISIS fighters may have seized arms intended for Kurds



    ISIS fighters may have seized arms intended for Kurds

    New honor for advocate Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager known for her efforts to promote girls’ education, was honored Tuesday with the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia. The medal is given annually at the National Constitution Center to someone who strives to secure freedom for people around the world. Yousafzai, who is 17, recently became the world’s youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She now lives with her family in Birmingham in central England.
  3. To fight Ebola, U.S. takes a harder line on travelers


    WASHINGTON — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.

  4. In the news: Warning for president: Don't touch his girl


    Wisecracks at polls

    Warning for president: Don't touch his girl

  5. U.S. says head of Gulf Cartel arrested in Texas


    HOUSTON — U.S. authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking rings.