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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is welcomed by U.S. lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military assistance to help his country in its fight against Russian-backed rebels and will also be meeting with President Barack Obama.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fireEast Ukraine cease-fire appears to largely hold despite sporadic violations
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In this Sept. 6, 2014 image released by Starpix, actress Laverne Cox poses at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week in New York. Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)
MTV to air documentary about transgender youthsMTV to air documentary, discussion about transgender youths
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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to lifeVictim's relatives voice anger, pain as newlyweds who admitted to killing draw life sentences
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FILE -  In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, provided by the Nebraska Medical Center, Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, via a video link . Doctors treating Sacra at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. said Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they are optimistic about his departure from the hospital and expect him to make a full recovery. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Max Sacra, File)
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow EbolaAs Ebola outbreak accelerates, Sierra Leone hopes to slow infections down with 3-day shutdown
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FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with attorney Reid Weingarten at federal court in New Haven, Conn. A judge has set closing arguments for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Closing arguments set in Rowland trialJury in conspiracy trial to begin deliberating fate of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland
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AP Sources: US offers Ukraine $46M in security aidAP Sources: US to give Ukraine $46 million in security assistance, stops short of lethal aid
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In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. Tohti was set to go on trial on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Minority scholar denies separatism at China trialScholar from China's minority Muslims denies that writings, classroom lectures were separatist
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Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pctWal-Mart to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers, an increase of 10 pct
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South African parliament hosts another ruckusSouth African lawmaker causes a stir with rude gesture toward deputy president in parliament
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  • Satanic Group to Distribute Children's Book

    Columnist Sarah Gray recently highlighted, " The Satanic Temple's hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling " in a Sept. 16 piece for Salon. Media Research Center, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 02:57 PM
  • Satanists Protest Bibles In School With 'Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities'

    Orange County, Florida's public school district has twice allowed a Christian group to pass out Bibles to its students , prompting a self-identified Satanist group to seek equal treatment. A religious organization called The Satanic Temple announced on Sunday that they will provide "Satanic materials to students during the new school year . ThinkProgress, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:52 PM
  • 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County

    Orange County authorities arrested 25 juveniles and adults in a surprise probation sweep targeting violent prior offenders Wednesday, officials said. During the massive operation, a 22-year-old driver was arrested after she slammed into a Sheriff's Office vehicle with a deputy and police officer inside on Lake Pleasant Road and Apopka Boulevard. The Orlando Sentinel, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 06:21 AM
  • 'Satanic Temple' to Issue Materials to School Kids?

    Satanic Temple is a 'religious' group from New York that is hell bent on handing out its materials to school kids in Orange County, Florida. WFTV.com, Channel 9 reports that their planned moves follow the distribution on behalf of both Christian and atheist groups of materials to Orange County public schools. WebProNews, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 08:19 PM
  • Man wanted for questioning in double homicide may be in area

    Police in Orange County, Fla., believe a person of interest in a double homicide and attempted homicide there may be in the Charlotte area. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is looking for Nicholas Lopez concerning an Aug. 5 incident that left two dead and another injured, according to a news release. The Gaston Gazette, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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