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  1. Obama urges world powers to increase Ebola support


    ATLANTA — On Tuesday, President Barack Obama challenged world powers to ramp up the global response to the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging three West African countries, warning that unless health care workers, medical equipment and treatment centers are deployed quickly, the disease could take hundreds of …

    President Barack Obama meets with Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the Ebola virus while in West Africa, and his wife, Amber, Tuesday in the Oval Office before leaving for Atlanta.
  2. General open to asking for ground troops in Iraq


    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top military adviser said Tuesday he would recommend deploying United States forces in ground operations against Islamic extremists in Iraq if airstrikes prove insufficient, opening the door to a riskier, more expansive U.S. combat role than the president has publicly …

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
  3. Five cities to be in federal study of police bias


    WASHINGTON — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said …

    Attorney General Eric Holder says the study could become a “silver lining” if it helps ease racial tensions and “pockets of distrust that show up between law enforcement and the communities that they serve.”
  4. 5 things to know about Scotland's independence vote


    Voters in Scotland go to the polls Thursday to answer this question: Should Scotland be independent from the rest of the United Kingdom? Here are five things to know about the vote.

    Supporters of Scottish independence, pictured flying a “Yes” flag, include 49 percent of Scottish voters, a “poll of polls” found.
  5. Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing


    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police.

    Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., is described as “very angry.”