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FILE- In this July 10, 2009 file photo, Secret Service Agent Joseph Clancy, right, holds the door open for President Barack Obama upon arrival at the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day. Pierson will be replaced by Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the president's protective detail who retired in 2011. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
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Smokes rise after a mortar shell landed in the west of Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, seen from the Turkish side of border as thousands of new Syrian refugees from Kobani arrive in Suruc, Turkey, late Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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Workers of a foreign exchange dealing company monitor electric screens, under Nikkei stock index, bottom, in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.  (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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In this Sept. 21, 2014, photo, Dallas Cowboys' C.J. Spillman warms up for the Cowboys' NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine, Texas, police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night, Oct. 1, that the alleged incident took place early the morning of Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Spillman's agent and attorney declined to comment. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
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Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Grand Mosque, a day before Muslim's annual pilgrimage, known as the Hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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FILE - In this Monday May 19, 2014 fie photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. left, smiles  as he sits with Norwegian IOC-member Gerhard Heiberg  during a meeting Norway's Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey in Oslo. Oslo said it is dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. (AP Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix, File) NORWAY OUT
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  • Brutal attack sparks debate about crimes against homeless

    Pastor Michael M. Pastore, a homeless street minister, is seeking help from law enforcement, city and county officials regarding the recent beatings of homeless people in Daytona Beach. Pastor Michael M. Pastore, a homeless street minister, is seeking help from law enforcement, city and county officials regarding the recent beatings of homeless people in Daytona Beach. The Orlando Sentinel, Sun, Sep 28 2014 @ 05:23 PM
  • Last six months most embarrassing

    Longtime Apopka Vice Mayor Bill Arrowsmith suggested Wednesday that the city consider overhauling its charter and abandoning its strong-mayor form of government, listing a series of controversial decisions by new Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. "The past six months have been the most embarrassing of my tenure and I don't see things improving by staying the current course," said Arrowsmith, who has served on City Council in Orange County's second-largest city for 38 years. The Orlando Sentinel, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 06:43 PM
  • 3 candidates vie for District 4 seat in Osceola

    Two established candidates, and one not-so-well-known, are squaring off in a Nov. 4 race for Osceola County Commission. Incumbent Republican Frank Attkisson is seeking a second term representing District 4, which includes downtown Kissimmee. The Orlando Sentinel, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 06:39 PM
  • Apopka residents take new approach against domestic violence

  • The Teen Who Wore A Condom Costume To School Explains Why He Did It

    When Jack Englund showed up to his Orange County, Florida high school yesterday dressed as Trojan Man, a superhero mascot for Trojan Condoms, he didn't expect to cause an international viral media storm. But when a teacher sent him to the principal's office for breaking the dress code, Englund - a 17-year-old senior who wants better sex education in the curriculum because his friends are getting pregnant and contracting STDs - went straight to the press. MTV, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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