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2 Americans, 1 German win chemistry Nobel

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details than they could before. The three scientists were cited for...
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NFL owners’ meetings focus on personal conduct

NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The meetings were held to help the NFL develop and carry out a domestic violence educational program. (AP Photo/John...
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Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, as they listen to Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin, right, outside the courthouse after making his first court appearance Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Conroe, Texas. A...
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Brain injury expert faults NFL concussion deal

This May 2, 2011, photo shows Dr. Robert Stern, of the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, speaking during a news conference in Boston. A lead scientist studying the brains of deceased athletes with brain trauma has criticized the proposed NFL...
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Goodell: Arbiter decides if he testifies on Rice

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The meetings were held to help the NFL develop and carry out a domestic violence educational program. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)...
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Land of wedding chapels ready for gay marriages

Nevada state Senator Kelvin Atkinson rubs tears from the eyes of Sherwood Howard during a rally to celebrate an appeals court ruling that overturned Nevada’s gay marriage ban Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Atkinson proposed to Howard when he had heard about the ruling...
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1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

FILE – This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. In September 2014, Duncan became the first patient in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee) FILE – This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas...
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Americans living longer as most death rates fall

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 file photo, mourners hold candles as they stand on a pedestrian bridge during a vigil for a junior high school student who died in an apparent suicide on a pedestrian bridge near Bennion Junior High School in Taylorsville, Utah. A...

Police mistakenly think black teen is home burglar

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say they mistook a black teenager for a burglar and pepper-sprayed him inside the home of his white foster parents. Police in the suburban Raleigh town of Fuquay-Varina say they responded Monday to a call from a neighbor who saw DeShawn Currie...
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Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

Jana Hayes, left, and Angie Hayes embrace under an altar at the Citizens Service Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, after self-officiating their own marriage and becoming the first same-sex couple to legally wed in El Paso County. Colorado Attorney General...