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U.S.-led air strikes intensify against Islamic State

President Barack Obama discussed the strategy with military leaders from 20 countries, including Turkey, Arab states and Western allies.

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Chrysler recalls 184K SUVs to fix air bags

Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee models are among those being recalled.

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Texas nurse stricken with Ebola described as young, caring

The first person known to have contracted the virus in the U.S. is in an isolation unit at the Dallas hospital where she worked.

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Dozens arrested in St. Louis protests

More than 50 people were arrested in a series of protests staged to draw attention to police violence.

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CDC: U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls

The current Ebola outbreak is the worst outbreak on record and has killed more than 4,000 people.

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Conjoined Texas twins take first step toward separation

Conjoined 6-month-old twin girls will take the first steps toward a separation surgery planned for December.

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Acura recalls 43K sedans to fix faulty seat belt

The RLX sedan and the MDX crossover are among the models being recalled.

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Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

A quarter of U.S. adults worry about their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.

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Attention Kmart shoppers: Store latest victim of data breach

The department store chain says a data breach may have compromised some customers' credit and debit cards.

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Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

A U.S. federal judge ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

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Obama hangs tough on migrant detention despite slowing influx

The U.S. is aggressively pushing ahead with plans to expand detentions, a little-publicized part of a broader campaign to deter illegal migrants.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at the big news stories that made headlines this week.

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U.S. troops take on invisible enemy in Ebola misson

Up to 4,000 troops will deploy to West Africa to help contain an outbreak of the deadly virus.

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Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

The Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' rights has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Mitsubishi, Nissan issue recalls

The automakers have both issued recalls this week.

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FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

The FAA announced it would no longer allow passengers stowing cellphones and music and video players during takeoffs and landings.

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Fears grow in U.S. over Ebola’s spread

Fears are growing about Ebola with about 200 airline cleaners walking off the job and some lawmakers suggesting a travel ban.

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Obama says he’s unequivocally committed to ‘net neutrality’

U.S. regulators are reviewing controversial new regulations that would govern how Internet service providers manage traffic on their networks.

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Nevada issues marriage licenses to gay couples, some states push back

Nevada issued marriage licenses after a district judge removed the final hurdle to same-sex matrimony in the state.

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Lawmakers want to bar entry of W. Africans over Ebola fears

More than two dozen lawmakers want to ban travelers from the countries hit hardest by the Ebola virus.

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Spencer School Board Wrap

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Certified district enrollment is down 8 students from last year...

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Spencer Hospital Audit Report

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A copy of the audit report is available for review in the hospital administrator’s office...

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Donna Fisher Appointed To Spirit Lake City Council

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The appointment was unanimous...

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First Grandstand Acts Announced For 2015 Clay County Fair

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Little Big Town and Casting Crowns have been booked for the 2015 Clay County Fair...

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Estherville Burglaries Under Investigation

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On Monday Estherville Police received reports of two daytime burglaries...