The Brief

A soldier locks the gates as flowers are placed at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in Hamilton, Ontario on Oct. 22, 2014, in memory of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo.
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'Canada Will Never Be Intimidated'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered prayers to the grieving families, and said that the incident would strengthen the country's resolve, following an armed attack in Ottawa that led to the death of an officer and a sustained lockdown of the area

Health Worker Is Ebola-Free

Amber Vinson, one of two health care workers in Dallas who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, is reportedly cleared of the virus

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Royals Take Game 2 of World Series

The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants, 7-2, for their first World Series victory since they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985

Smoke and dust rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc

Coalition Air Strikes in Syria Have Killed 500

The U.S.-led air campaign designed to degrade and destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria has killed hundreds of militants throughout Syria — but it's just a fraction of the group's ground strength. Dozens of civilians have also died

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North Carolina Releases Report on Academic Scandal

The University of North Carolina report details how a lack of oversight allowed the creation of so-called "paper classes" that student athletes were encouraged to take and in which they received high grades with "little regard" for the quality of their work

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Experts Assess Prospect of Ebola Falling in Wrong Hands

The virus is considered a bioterrorism agent — a “select agent and toxin” that has the “potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety." But massive fines, jail time and a risk of deadly exposure may be enough of a deterrent

Former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington on June 11, 2014.

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in Iraq Shootings

Four former Blackwater guards were found guilty on Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail. The shootings caused international uproar over the role of defense contractors in warfare

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U.S. Marine Suspected of Murder Moved to Philippine Custody

A Marine suspected in the Oct. 11 murder of a Filipino transgender woman has been transferred from a U.S. warship to the custody of the Philippine military. The homicide case has ignited tensions over a defense agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines

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Newly Discovered Fossils Reveal Goofy-Looking Dinosaur

Scientists in Mongolia's Gobi Desert have for the first time built a complete picture of one of the more bizarre-looking dinosaurs. Deinocheirus mirificus was humpbacked, had a ”beer belly,” tufts of feathers and wide hips and feet that caused it to waddle

What Hong Kong's Poor Are Fighting for

The city's three-week-long democracy causes are partly rooted in the desire of lower-income groups for a say in the way Hong Kong is run. Hong Kong's leader, Leung Chun-ying, has said if free elections are held, the financial hub's poor would dominate politics