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First U.S. Ebola case confirmed

The patient is an adult being treated in an isolation unit in Dallas

Health officials have confirmed the first case if Ebola to emerge in the United States.

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Olympic U.S. swimming champion Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.

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Eric Holder leaving U.S. attorney general post

The announcement is planned for 4:30 p.m. at the White House

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will remain on the job until a successor is chosen.

Alabama toddler drowned in church's baptismal water

A toddler found submerged in a tank of baptismal water in an Alabama church died of accidental drowning, the local coroner said on Monday.

U.S., partner nations launch first strikes in Syria

The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the militants.

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Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

Apple said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Georgia Senators weigh in on plans to deal with Islamic State

U.S. Senators Chambliss and Isakson issued statements following President Obama’s Sept. 10 speech.

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Obama orders U.S. air strikes in Syria against Islamic State

President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. air strikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group.

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U2 releases new album for free on iTunes

Apple is giving away U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," for free on its iTunes store through Oct. 13.

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Apple unveils the Watch, larger iPhones at star-studded event | PHOTOS

Apple unveiled the "Apple Watch" alongside two new iPhones with sharper and larger displays on Tuesday, calling the wearable device the next chapter in its history.

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Comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81 | PHOTOS

Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81, her daughter said in a statement. She had been in a New York hospital recovering from complications during a recent surgery.

Newly found asteroid to pass close to Earth Sunday

A newly discovered asteroid will pass "very close" to Earth on Sunday, NASA says.

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'Dancing With the Stars' new cast revealed

Season 19 will premiere September 15 on ABC

The new season of "Dancing With the Stars" will feature a "Duck Dynasty" star, a race car driver and one half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong.

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Middle East expert: Israel is America’s ‘canary in a coal mine’

George Birnbaum, former chief of staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was the guest speaker at the Sept. 4 Gwinnett Tea Party meeting.

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Justin Bieber arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges

Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Friday, a police spokesman told CNN Tuesday.