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LeBron James’ Homecoming Loss With Cavaliers Is Significant Albeit Briefly

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LeBron James’ Homecoming Loss With Cavaliers Is Significant Albeit Briefly
CLEVELAND — After all the breathless commercials and East 4th St. beer bashes, after all the white confetti tosses and red glow-stick shows, came a reminder to rollicking Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night. Despite his size and strength, athleticism and intelligence, nothing goes precisely as planned for LeBron James. Even in the past four-and-a-half…
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Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April.

Heavy Security as Israel Reopens Jerusalem Site

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Heavy Security as Israel Reopens Jerusalem Site
(JERUSALEM) — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city. Muslim worshippers on Friday made their way through a welter of Israeli checkpoints to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Police said that…
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Wal-Mart to expand discounts as retail price war heats up

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(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will expand its offering of discounted products during the holiday season and may broaden a price-matching scheme to include online rivals, in the latest sign of an escalating price war among big U.S. retailers.


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Tide going out for the Tea Party in US midterms

The midterm elections in Kansas, where the polarising policies of Governor Sam Brownback have caused many Republicans to denounce him, will be a litmus test ... more

The Islamic State prisoner and the intelligence chief

The capture of a prisoner wearing a "nappy'' bomb and a suicide capsule in his belly button has revealed much about the operations of the ... more

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel ... more

Jordan gives Halloween a dressing-down

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There's a "Heroes and Villains" Halloween Party happening Friday at Canvas, an upscale bar nestled beside one of this city's few parks, but ghosts, ghouls ... more

More Foreign Fighters Are Going to Iraq and Syria Than Ever Before, UN Says

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More Foreign Fighters Are Going to Iraq and Syria Than Ever Before, UN Says
More than 15,000 have already travelled from more than 80 countries
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Channahon Police Seek Owners Of Headstone Placed In Halloween Display

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Channahon Police Seek Owners Of Headstone Placed In Halloween Display
Police in southwest suburban Channahon were trying to figure out how a real headstone ended up in a Halloween display.

U.S. consumer spending weakest in eight months, savings jump

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U.S. consumer spending weakest in eight months, savings jump
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell in September for the first time in eight months, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the ... more

Banks' loans up 11.1 per cent y-o-y in two weeks to October 17: RBI

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The banks' loans grew 11.1 per cent in the two weeks to October 17 from the same period a year earlier, while deposits rose 12.6 ... more

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel ... more

Futures rally after BOJ ramps up stimulus

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Futures rally after BOJ ramps up stimulus
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rallied on Friday alongside most markets globally after the Bank of Japan significantly ramped ... more

Why scratching an itch only makes it worse

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The pain that scratching causes soothes an itch – but only for a second. As soon as the brain's response to that pain kicks it, ... more

Feedback: Trial by water

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Advertising standards fail, decent desert dessert, pencils for the End Times and more (full text available to subscribers)

China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

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China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia
China will dispatch an elite unit of the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls ... more

Starbucks says it will roll out delivery service to some markets

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Starbucks says it will roll out delivery service to some markets
Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular pumpkin spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the ... more

Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

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Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator
Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android and former Android Guru inside Google, is leaving the company to start a tech incubator for start-ups that want ... more

NFL Talkboard and Pick Six week nine: Pats to edge out Broncos

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NFL Talkboard and Pick Six week nine: Pats to edge out Broncos
Previews of key games in NFL week nine, including two QB greats going head-to-head at Foxboro, plus your chance to take part in our Pick ... more

Fina defends decision to award its highest honour to Vladimir Putin

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Fina defends decision to award its highest honour to Vladimir Putin
Our award was only related to the sport, says Fina executive German MP says that giving Putin award is insensitiveSwimmings world governing body has defended ... more

The sports quiz of the week: Andy Murray, Ed Sheeran and small pitches

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The sports quiz of the week: Andy Murray, Ed Sheeran and small pitches
This week's quiz requires good knowledge of playing surfaces, pop stars and league tables from the English football pyramid Continue reading...

Wallabies Kurtley Beale fined for verbal altercation with Di Patston

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Wallabies Kurtley Beale fined for verbal altercation with Di Patston
Beale fined A$3,000 for in-flight argument with Patston Wallabies are prepared to embrace Beale Patston says she felt bullied during texting scandalAustralias Kurtley Beale has ... more

Group Argues Redskins Lawsuit Should Be Tossed

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Native American group argues lawsuit brought by Redskins over their name should be thrown out

Chelsea Handler Cries Sexism After Instagram Removes Topless Photo

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Chelsea Handler Cries Sexism After Instagram Removes Topless Photo
The comedian had posted a topless picture of herself mocking Vladimir Putin
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New Ricoh Camera Promises The Ultimate 360 Selfies

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New Ricoh Camera Promises The Ultimate 360 Selfies
Ricoh’s tiny Theta camera captures the whole world around you in a single shot. By combining two fish eye lenses arranged back-to-back, the camera can ... more

Pee-wee Herman is Coming Back to the Big Screen

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Pee-wee Herman is Coming Back to the Big Screen
After a more than two decade hiatus
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Mourning Kids Sue Malaysia Airlines Over Missing Jet

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Mourning Kids Sue Malaysia Airlines Over Missing Jet
Two children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight MH370.

Is Jameis Winston Only 3 Ifs Away From Another Heisman Trophy?

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I’ll dare say what everyone else is reluctant to admit, but already knows. On the field, Jameis Winston is having a Heisman-like year.
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Taylor Swift gets heat for NYC ad

New York City transplant Taylor Swift is getting criticized for her new ad promoting tourism to the city. Also, a look at the big winners ... more

Could Lennox's new album be her last?

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Annie Lennox's new album Nostalgia revels in taking time and looking back.

Channahon Police Seek Owners Of Headstone Placed In Halloween Display

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Channahon Police Seek Owners Of Headstone Placed In Halloween Display
Police in southwest suburban Channahon were trying to figure out how a real headstone ended up in a Halloween display.

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel ... more

Melissa Rivers Shares a Throwback Halloween Photo with Mom Joan

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The pic comes as Melissa is looking into possible legal action against a Manhattan clinic

New advice for dialysis patients

Dialysis patients need to choose their heart medicine carefully, as Canadian researchers say that some beta blockers are easily removed from the blood during treatment. ... more

Athletes with disabilities inspire volunteers for NYC Marathon

In 1976, Dick Traum became the first amputee to complete the New York City Marathon. Now, as the founder of Achilles International, he explains how ... more

New consensus guidelines for toxicity testing of oligonucleotide-based therapeutics

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Oligonucleotide-based therapeutics present unique challenges when it comes to testing their potential to cause reproductive and developmental harm. New consensus guidelines for toxicity testing that ... more

Study estimates Medicare costs of lung cancer diagnostic workup in patients

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Biopsies were found to be the most costly tool prescribed in lung cancer diagnosis, according to research presented today at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium ... more

Study identifies new targets for developing novel treatment for alcohol dependence

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Bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract fulfill many vital functions and are critical for digestion. Yet, these same bacteria can induce strong inflammatory responses by the ... more