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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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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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More states pushing for gay marriage

Legal pressure is mounting across the U.S. for marriage rights in the wake of the Supreme Court decision.

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It should (hopefully) cost less to warm up this winter

A repeat of last winter's deep freeze is unlikely, which should lower home heating costs.

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Class of 2014 SAT scores remain stagnant

SAT scores among the nation's high school seniors remain stubbornly unchanged.

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U.S. food labeled ‘natural’ often isn’t

Packaged foods labeled as "natural" actually contained a substantial level of genetically modified ingredients, according to a new report.

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