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Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Gets Hearing On New Evidence

Adnan Syed has been granted a hearing to let his lawyers present a possible alibi, and to probe both "alleged prosecutorial misconduct" and the competence of Syed's original attorney.

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Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak Is Over, WHO Says

Marking the occasion Saturday, Dr. Anders Nordström of the WHO says that in Sierra Leone, "8,704 people were infected and 3,589 have died, 221 of them healthcare workers."

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Two Louisiana Officers Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 6-Year-Old Boy

Two out of four local deputies involved in Tuesday's Marksville shooting have been charged with second-degree murder. The police chase that ended in gunfire also left the boy's father wounded.

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Man Who Drove Through Crowd At SXSW Music Festival Convicted

Rashad Owens, 23, was intoxicated when he struck a crowd attending South by Southwest in Austin last year. He was found guilty of capital murder, which brings a prison sentence of life without parole.

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Photos Emerge Of A Woman's Injuries, Allegedly Inflicted By Cowboys' Greg Hardy

Deadspin published photos of Nicole Holder's bruised body. Hardy was found guilty of assaulting her, although the conviction was later thrown out. The photos have refocused attention on the attack.

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Dying Star Wars Fan Gets Early Screening Of 'The Force Awakens'

The director J.J. Abrams okayed a screening of a rough cut for a fan who feared he would not survive until the film reaches the theaters on December 18th.

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Chile Says It's Possible That Poet Pablo Neruda Was Murdered

Neruda's death in 1973 was attributed to prostate cancer. Now, 42 years later, the Chilean government says the Nobel laureate may have been killed in the aftermath of a coup.

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Supreme Court Will Hear More Religious Objections To Obamacare

Birth control and the Affordable Care Act are back on the Supreme Court's docket, in what could be called a sequel to the Hobby Lobby ruling.

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Mormon Church Declares Same-Sex Couples To Be Apostates

The policy also bars children in same-sex households from being blessed or baptized until they turn 18 and meet certain conditions.

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Strong Jobs Data Point To Pricier Credit Cards For Christmas

Economists are saying that October's surprisingly strong job growth will encourage the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month. So holiday shoppers may pay more for using credit cards.

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#NPRreads: The Core Of Addiction And The Views Of Tiger Woods' Former Caddie

Also this week: The story of a 60-year-old United Airlines pilot and runner who finished the New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 27 seconds.

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President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

"Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security," the president said in a statement delivered at the White House.

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Mine Wastewater Floods Countryside In Brazil After 2 Dams Fail

The flooding overwhelmed houses, leaving a coating of mud — and in one case, setting a car atop a structure's walls. Rescue crews are still looking for survivors. At least one person has died.

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Top Stories: Unemployment Rate Drops; Russian Crash Questions

Also: The House passes a transportation bill but doesn't fund all of it; there'll be fewer candidates onstage at the next GOP presidential debate; and a double-facing Picasso painting is auctioned.

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U.S. Economy Added 271,000 Jobs In October, Beating Expectations

The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5 percent, according to the report from the agency's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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First British Tourists Leave Egypt, As Questions About Airline Crash Linger

British investigators tell the BBC that they "believe a bomb was put in the hold prior to take-off," the news agency reports.

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U.S. and 11 Other Countries Sign Pact Promising To End Currency Manipulation

The pact would require countries to turn over data about their foreign exchange policies on a regular basis.

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Obama Says There Is A 'Possibility' A Bomb Brought Down A Russian Plane In Egypt

On Thursday morning, British Prime Minister David Cameron said it was "more likely than not" that a bomb downed a Russian plane on Nov. 1. Obama didn't go that far, calling it a "possibility."

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Tiny Baby Goat Stolen From Arizona State Fair, Then Returned

Get ready to say, "Aww."

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N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Whether Exxon Mobil Lied On Climate Change

Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.

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