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The flag of Germany. Germany's main Jewish leader steps down

Germany's main Jewish leader, who in 2010 became the first person born after the Holocaust to take the job, says he's stepping down.

Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test

Updated: 10/31/2014 11:11:16 AM

Thousands of runners participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon October 12, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Evans Cheruiyot of Kenya won the mens and Lidya Grigoryeva of the Russian Federation won the womens.  (David Banks, Getty Images)
Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

Updated: 10/31/2014 11:08:29 AM

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Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

Updated: 10/31/2014 10:56:41 AM

Customers waiting to purchase groceries. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
After 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success

Updated: 10/31/2014 8:56:40 AM

Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days

Updated: 10/31/2014 7:27:30 AM

Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso, delivers a keynote speech during the Tokyo International Conference on African Development IV (TICAD IV) at the Intercontinental Yokohama Grand on May 28, 2008 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Getty Images)

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A service station attendant pumps gasoline at $2.97 a gallon October 6, 2008 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Gasoline prices are falling in many parts of the nation. (Chris Hondros, Getty Images)
Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know
The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.
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German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years
A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period.
A general view of downtown Pyongyang in North Korea. (Alexander Hassenstein, Getty Images)
N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears
North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.
The Musee du Louvre on June 14, 2011 in Paris, France. (Yves Forestier, Getty Images)
Film tells horrifying tale behind Louvre painting
It's one of the most viewed works in the Louvre, yet few visitors know the horrifying real-life story behind "The Raft of the Medusa."
A general view as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates baptisms in the Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, January 13, 2008 in Vatican City. (Franco Origlia, Getty Images)
Vatican: Tourists harming Sistine Chapel frescoes
The Vatican says the Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes are starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day.
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Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners
A senior government official says hopes are fading for 18 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southern Turkey.
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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
A Sri Lankan official said Thursday there was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, but there were widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the rubble and mud.
Samantha Power, the U.S. representative to the United Nations. (Win McNamee, Getty Images)
US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."
The flag of Germany.
German unemployment dips again in October
Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam.
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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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