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Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time highPoppy cultivation hits record high in Afghanistan in 2013 despite over $7B spent to combat it
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FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, a man rests outside a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing. McDonald's reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slideMcDonald's CEO: We haven't been changing to keep up with customer expectations
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014, file photo, Senate candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., speaks at a campaign stop at VFW Post 5951in Bossier City, La. An old political stand-by _ the future of Medicare _ is emerging as the go-to attack in Louisiana’s bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections. “The $700 billion that Obamacare cut from Medicare spends it on other programs,” Cassidy said, referring to the law shifting some health care spending to premium subsidies for working-age policy holders. “The $700 billion in the Ryan budget puts it back into the trust fund.”  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of MedicareIn Louisiana Senate race, Medicare returns as reliable issue in race to woo seniors
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In this photo taken Oct. 9, 2104, body products on display at a Whole Foods in Washington. There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Wander through the grocery store and check out the shelves where some detergents, hand lotions and clothing proclaim organic bona fides. Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are bogus. Some retailers, like Whole Foods, have stepped in with their own requirements for what can be labeled organic. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood itemsThe meaning of 'organic' can be fuzzy for personal care items, cleaners and textiles
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FILE - This Friday Aug. 31, 2012, file photo shows French energy giant Total CEO Christophe de Margerie delivering his speech during the MEDEF summer Forum, on the campus of the HEC School of Management in Jouy en Josas, near Paris, France. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday and posted on its website. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crashTotal CEO killed in Russian runway crash; investigators say snowplow driver was drunk
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Homeland Security orders new screening for EbolaHomeland Security: Arriving passengers from Ebola countries must enter at 1 of 5 airports
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This product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the mobile version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in an update to Google Play’s music subscription service, “All Access,” which costs $10 per month.  (AP Photo/Google)
Google's streaming music service adds mood to mixGoogle's music subscription service seeks to remain in tune with its listeners' shifting moods
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Pro-democracy protesters watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Hong Kong officials and student leaders hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agreeHong Kong students, officials talk but remain far apart on demand for greater election say
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Diddy, Nas set for Alicia Keys' Black BallNas, David Bryne to perform at Alicia Keys' Black Ball on Oct. 30; Diddy, Swizz Beatz to host
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  • Seasoned campaigner Comstock blazes a new path

    The pounding beat of the boy band onstage at a recent Latino festival in Leesburg, Va., makes it hard to hear constituents who often don't speak Republican Barbara J. Comstock's language. But Comstock is game. The Washington Post, Sun, Oct 19 2014 @ 04:42 PM
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    DUI: Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash into a decorative pond in the area. The vehicle was submerged in the water and the driver was Driver charged with DUI after car goes into pond DUI: Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash into a decorative pond in the area. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, Oct 14 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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