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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30:  Federal Reserve Bank Board Chairman Janet Yellen delivers opening remarks during the National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession at the Fed October 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Yellen said the conference was 'important,' and that she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla, 2014 Getty Images) Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.

Nurse defies quarantine

Updated: 10/30/2014 7:23:44 AM

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US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

Updated: 10/30/2014 6:51:00 AM

Samantha Power, the U.S. representative to the United Nations. (Win McNamee, Getty Images)
Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling

Updated: 10/30/2014 6:28:11 AM

File photo of a pot of cooked shrimp on a boat. (Sandy Huffaker, Getty Images)
Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

Updated: 10/30/2014 6:19:58 AM

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)
Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight

Updated: 10/30/2014 6:02:56 AM

Budtender Rob Johnston helps a customer at Bud Med to open in Edgewater on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Denver Colorado January 1, 2014 Denver, Colorado. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.)

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US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3
The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.
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Liberian official: Ebola cases decreasing
A Liberian health official says he agrees with a World Health Organization analysis that the rate of transmission of Ebola appears to be slowing in his country, but he says it's too soon to celebrate.
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Upstate New York home cleared of 150-plus cats
State police say building inspectors have condemned an upstate New York home after crews had to tear out the walls to find many of the more than 150 cats that were removed from the property.
PAHOA, HAWAII - OCTOBER 26:  In this handout provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), A portion of the front of the June 27th lava flow burns through thick vegetation and a fence on October 26, 2014 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Scientists of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory conducted ground and air observations of the lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano and determined that it was 510 meters (560 yards) upslope from Pa-hoa Village Road and the flow width was about 50 meters (55 yards) at the leading edge. Molten rock from the flow is inching its way towards homes in the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island where close to a thousand people live.  (Photo by USGS via Getty Images) (Handout, 2014 USGS)
Lava won't chase out some people
Civil defense officials on Hawaii's Big Island say lava from the Kilauea volcano is about 225 yards away from the main road in the town of Pahoa.
Traders work on the floor of the stock exchange during the afternoon of February 28, 2014 in New York City. The U.S. Commerce Department revised its fourth quarter 2013 gross domestic product (GDP) report yesterday to 2.4% - previously the Commerce Department had reported the economy grew at 3.2% in Q4.  (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
Good news expected on GDP numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists are expecting good news this morning when the federal government releases numbers on U.S. economic growth for the third quarter this year.

The New York Stock Exchange is seen on May 7, 2013 in New York City.  (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
Stocks slip after Fed statement; Dollar gains
U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after the Federal Reserve said it was shutting down a bond-buying program because the economy no longer needs as much help.
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Police: Man shot with sword looked like threat
Search warrants show Saratoga Springs, Utah, police officers chased and shot a black man armed with a samurai-style sword as part of a Japanese anime costume because they thought he would hurt someone with the weapon after he swung it at them.
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA - OCTOBER 28: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on October 28, 2014 on Wallops Island, Virginia. William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate and Michael Suffredini, NASA's International Space Station Program Manager also participated in the press conference via phone. Cygnus was on its way to rendezvous with the space station. The Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station, but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after lift off at 6:22 p.m. EDT. (Photo by Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images) (NASA, (NASA/Joel Kowsky))
Russians deliver space station cargo after US flop
The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.
The Pentagon. (File) (Ken Hammond/USAF, Getty Images/File)
Pentagon opts for troop isolation
Although federal health officials aren't recommending quarantine for people returning from West Africa, the Pentagon is going to require 21 days of supervised isolation for all American troops coming home from Ebola response missions in the region.
A bartender makes a margarita with tequila and salt. (File) (Chris Hondros)
Suit: Breasts burned at Philadelphia hookah lounge
A woman says her breasts were burned by hot coals as people danced around a stripper pole at a Philadelphia hookah lounge.

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