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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US conducted 8 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Thursday and Friday against Islamic State militants - @CENTCOM statement

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US economic indicators

US consumer spending down 0.2% in September, the 1st slip in 8 months - @AP, @MKTWeconomics

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US economic indicators

US personal income up 0.2% in September versus 0.3% expected - @ESAstats

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Doctors Without Borders: US mandatory quarantines on Ebola healthcare workers creating 'chilling effect' on efforts to fight outbreak - @Reuters

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Iran

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki calls on Iran to release Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian, says his 100-day detainment has been 'a hundred days too long' - @NBCNews

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US illegal immigration reform

Senior administration official confirms report that President Obama is considering 2 key requirements in plan to offer legal protections to some of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US - @NBCNews

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US economic indicators

US average rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rises to 3.98%, rebounding from last week - @MarketsTicker

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markets

US stocks open slightly lower on economic data, including GDP - @MarketWatch

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crime & courts

Director Roman Polanski released by Polish prosecutors after questioning over 1978 US arrest warrant for sex offenses - @AFP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US airstrikes against Islamic State focus on Kobani, US Central Command says - @Reuters

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US economic indicators

US initial jobless claims rise to 287,000 versus 285,000 expectation; remain near 14-year low - @businessinsider, @AP

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US economic indicators

US economy grew 3.5% in 3rd quarter versus 3% estimate, boosted by exports and defense spending - @BloombergTV, @AP

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United States

US stocks end session modestly lower after Federal Reserve says it's ending bond-buying program; Dow off 31 - @CNBC

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Ebola outbreak 2014

President Obama says no other nation is doing as much to help in West Africa as the US - live video

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Ebola outbreak 2014

President Obama says additional Ebola cases in the US cannot be ruled out - live video

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Ebola outbreak 2014

US State Department will not impose a blanket 21-day isolation period for employees returning from Ebola affected countries in West Africa despite adoption of the policy by the US Defense Department - @NBCNews

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United States

U.S. stocks add to losses after Federal Reserve decision to quit bond-buying program; Dow down 0.25%, S&P 500 down 0.4% - @MarketWatch

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Federal Reserve continues bond-buying program, September 2013

US Federal Reserve to quit quantitative easing program by end of October, sees 'solid jobs gains' - @WSJ

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Currently 42 US soldiers in quarantine at a complex in Vicenza, Italy - @NBCNews

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Israel

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on White House's discussion of Israel: 'When the president discusses Israel and Iran, it is sometimes hard to tell who he thinks is America's friend and who he thinks is America's enemy' - @NBCNews

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