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AP Top U.S. News At 6:19 a.m. EDT

Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president....

Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home
DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware....

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S....

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday....

Man gets 30-year term for Oregon bomb plot
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb....

Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots....

History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver
DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote....

Missing-student suspect due in Virginia court
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is due in court on reckless driving charges....

Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work
BLAINE, Maine (AP) -- In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations....

Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership....

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