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Spokane bishop named to lead Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese

Chicago Tribune  CHICAGO — Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., was introduced Saturday as Chicago's next archbishop, succeeding the cancer-stricken Cardinal Francis George. The appointment is the most significant move so far by Pope Francis for the American church.

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Islamic State frees 49 Turks held since June; Turkey says it didn't pay ransom

McClatchy Washington Bureau  ISTANBUL — Forty-nine hostages seized in June by Islamist militants from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, Iraq, were freed early Saturday in northern Syria and brought back to Turkey, the Turkish government said.

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Canadian government begins invalidating passports of citizens who have left to join extremist groups

National Post  The government has begun invalidating the passports of Canadians who have left to join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander revealed in an interview on Friday.

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Slender Man Halloween Costume Horrifies Wisconsin Town Where Attack Occurred, Pulled from Shelves

Newsweek  Last May, two twelve-year-old girls in a small Wisconsin town took a friend out to the woods and attempted to kill her. Why? Apparently to appease Slender Man, the paranormal urban legend and Internet meme that haunts children.

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49 Turkish hostages held by the Islamic State are released

GlobalPost  ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish hostages held by Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq were released by a "rescue operation" and brought back early Saturday morning to Sanliurfa province in southern Turkey, private NTV news channel reported.

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Public not told of infection outbreak at private Toronto pain clinic

Toronto Star  Two weeks after Anne Levac went to a Toronto pain clinic for an injection of steroids for chronic back pain, the 68-year-old Fenelon Falls woman fell seriously ill. She was rushed to hospital by ambulance, she says, while falling in and out of consciousness and suffering excruciating pain.

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Wild Berry Extract May Strengthen Effectiveness Of Pancreatic Cancer Drug

redOrbit.com  Becky Attwood, University of Southampton A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals research published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.

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Start Early For A Lifetime Of Good Vision And Healthy Eyes

Medical Daily  NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If your mother told you to eat your carrots so you’d be able to see in the dark, she was right. It turns out that feeding kids carrots is just one of a number of things parents can do to promote a lifetime of healthy eyes and good vision.

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Global IVIG Industry 2014 Research Report on Intravenous Immunoglobulin Market Analysis

PR Newswire  DALLAS, September 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 Market Research Report on Global IVIG Industry is a 238 pages professional and in-depth research report on Global Intravenous Immunoglobulin markets. The report introduces IVIG basic information included Intravenous Immunoglobulin definition, classification, application, industry chain structure as well as industry overview along with current market data and forecasts.

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John Boehner Shames Jobless Americans Who Would 'Rather Just Sit Around' Than Work

Americans Against the Tea Party  According to John Boehner, people aren't unemployed because employers are cutting hours in an attempt to skirt health care laws, because of the lingering after effects of the Bush recession, or for other reasons that have nothing to do with sitting on the couch eating Doritos.

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'Promise Keeper' Gordon Brown Vows To Deliver On Commitments

International Business Times  Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in a speech delivered a day after the announcement of the Scottish referendum result, called for the “Yes” and “No” camps to unite toward a “common purpose,” according to media reports.

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How Linen Chest grew to take on its big box rivals

Financial Post  For more than 50 years, the family behind Linen Chest has quietly built up a business secure enough to match prices with its much larger big-box rivals. "You find it for less, we will match that price and give you an additional 10% of the difference for one full year," said Sheldon Leibner, who is a partner with his brother Stan in the linens and housewares business their mother Sylvia founded as a single Montreal boutique in 1961.

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Baseball Capsules

The Washington Times  CHICAGO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Kershaw (20-3) pitched five shaky innings in his shortest start in 3 1/2 months, but the NL West-leading Dodgers roughed up Edwin Jackson on their way to a 13-hit attack that included four homers.

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A's top Phils, 3-1, behind Lester

Oakland Tribune  OAKLAND, Calif.— Jon Lester guided the Oakland A's back into the lead in the American League wild-card chase Friday with seven strong innings in Oakland's 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Lester was backed by a three-run second inning from an A's offense that momentarily shrugged off its hitting woes to get consecutive two-out run-scoring hits from Derek Norris, Eric Sogard and Coco Crisp.

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Zunino blast helps M's to 10-5 win over Astros

The Seattle Times  HOUSTON—Mike Zunino had a job to do and he was going to do it properly. With runners on first and second — thanks to two errors on routine plays by the Houston infield—and no outs, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon asked his slugging catcher to lay down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners into scoring position.

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The Best Reporting on PTSD in Children Exposed to Violence

ProPublica  This post, which has been updated with new stories, was originally published June 24, 2014. When people think of post-traumatic stress disorder, they often focus on military veterans. But there's growing evidence that PTSD is also a serious problem for American civilians, especially those exposed to violence in their own neighborhoods.

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