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Ignacio

Map: Hurricane Ignacio continues to organize and strengthen in the Pacific; rain and increased surf expected as it tracks toward Hawaii - @breakingweather

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South Africa

Woolworth's announces health initiative to remove chocolates and other sugary snacks from checkout counters in South African stores - @SABreakingNews

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York County, SC

Photo: Log truck and sedan crash on Catawba River bridge in York County, SC; car driver critically injured and haz-mat team responding to gas tank rupture - @GSuskinWSOC9

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War in Afghanistan (2015)

Witnesses in Kabul, Afghanistan, say 2 killed, 1 injured in explosion of bomb attached to army vehicle - @TOLOnews

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Columbus, OH

Maryland State Superintendent Lillian Lowery resigns from office to join an education non-profit corporation - @lizbowie

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Greece financial crisis

Greek president confirms Sept. 20 election date, says state-run news agency; poll shows former governing party Syriza in lead despite defections over bailout terms - @AFP

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Ashley Madison

Statement: CEO of Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison; steps down after hack; company to be led by senior management team - @AlexJamesFitz

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Ashley Madison

CEO of Ashley Madison's parent company stepping down after massive hack - @AlexJamesFitz

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New Orleans, LA

Photo: President George W Bush and Laura Bush visiting New Orleans high school to mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina - @abbydphillip

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Virginia TV station shooting, Aug. 26, 2015

Both slain WDBJ journalists shot in head; cause of death listed as homicide, Virginia state officials say - @AP

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Erika

Photo: Shoppers line up to enter a Costco in Davie, Fla. to gather supplies after Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency - @ToAdam12

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politics

President Obama to host German President Joachim Gauck Oct. 7. in visit to mark 25th anniversary of German reunification - @NBCNews

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Altona, Manitoba, Canada

Vine: Hail falls at a Bunge facility in the Altona area of Manitoba, Canada - @KoreyPeters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Virginia teen sentenced to 11 years for helping another teen travel to Syria to join Islamic State - @NBCWashington

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New York City Police Department

NYPD's top hostage negotiator retiring after more than 33 years on the force - @WSJNY

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Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo, 2015

Washington's National Zoo announces surviving panda cub is male son of Tian Tian, who also fathered Mei Xiang's other cubs, and not Chinese panda - @NationalZoo

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Erika

Map: Models shows if Tropical Storm Erika survives passage through Caribbean, it would take a more westwardly path through Florida - @EdPiotrowski

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US economic indicators

US stocks on the decline, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst month since May 2012 - @business

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Iraq

Video: Hundreds of protesters converge in central Baghdad in a planned demonstration calling for the trial of allegedly corrupt politicians and guarantees of basic services - YouTube user Ruptly TV

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Colombia-Venezuela border closure

Mayor of Cucuta, Colombia, says he will head to Washington, DC on Tuesday to file a human rights complaint against president of Venezuela over deportations - @DonamarisRPL

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