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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....
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Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday....
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Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday....
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Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong student leaders and government officials held talks Tuesday to end pro-democracy protests now in their fourth week even as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the activists' key demand....
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday....
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Canadian soldier dies following car attack

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal has died and authorities are examining whether the driver's links to radical Islam had spurred the attack. Neighbors said he was a recent convert....
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Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the job for the 12th time this year....
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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised on Tuesday that Iran will stand by Iraq in the neighboring country's fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group....
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Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed....
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Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is? <More Info>

Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
Repeal Law/Start Over:
Leave Law as is:
Repeal Law/Start Over:
57%
Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
28%
Leave Law as is:
15%
Total Votes: 7,695

Yesterday's Poll

With less than two and half months left in the year, do you believe the Dow Jones Industrial Average will close below its January high?

Yes:
51%
No:
49%
Total Votes: 6,666