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  1. With lucrative market, potential Ebola vaccine was shelved for years


    GALVESTON, Texas — Almost a decade ago, scientists from Canada and the United States reported that they had created a vaccine that was 100 percent effective in protecting monkeys against the Ebola virus. The results were published in a respected journal, and health officials called them exciting. The researchers …

  2. Boko Haram abducts more women, despite Nigeria cease-fire


    DAKAR, Senegal — Scores of young women have been kidnapped in new abductions by Islamist militants in Nigeria, according to local journalists, a Roman Catholic bishop and news reports, indicating that Boko Haram's campaign of violence is continuing despite official reports of a cease-fire with the group.

  3. Town of Jim Thorpe allowed to keep athlete's body



    Town of Jim Thorpe allowed to keep athlete's body

    HONG KONG - OCTOBER 23: Students eat dinner and chat with teachers in the study area at the main protest site at Admiralty October 23, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Peaceful creative expression has become a real passion at the protest as art and politics are displaced everywhere at the site. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) 519800287
  4. With a passport, teens almost make it to Syria


    PARIS — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports, and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it to Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.

  5. Official: 3 dead, 2 injured in Maryland midair collision


    FREDERICK, Md. — An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near a Maryland airport before crashing into a line of trees and a pair of storage units on the ground Thursday afternoon, killing three people and injuring two men.