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By TIME Staff
September 25, 2014

GOP Uses Democrats’ Playbook

Two years after Democrats held the White House by painting Mitt Romney as a callous plutocrat, Republicans are using the same playbook in a bid for control of the Senate in the midterms, and Hillary Clinton may find herself on the receiving end of such attacks in 2016

9 Email Rules From a Google Exec

Google executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt shares nine insightful rules for emailing (or gmailing!) like a professional

Apple’s iPhone Headache

The sale of a record 10 million new iPhones quickly gave way to reports of bent phones and a faulty operating system update that Apple had to pull

U.K. Counter-Terrorism Raid Nabs 9 in London

Police arrested nine men on Thursday on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and being members of and supporting banned groups. The arrests were not a response to any immediate public safety risk, but part of an ongoing probe into Islamist-related terrorism

Suspect Captured in Case of Missing Virginia Student

Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested in the Texas community of Gilchrist, authorities said Wednesday night, less than a full day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest him on charges of abduction with intent to defile Hannah Graham

Sierra Leone Restricts Travel in Bid to Stop Ebola

More than a third of its population is under quarantine after officials restricted travel into and within three more “hotspots” of Ebola, where 1.5 million people live; Sierra Leone is one of the hardest-hit countries in the outbreak believed to have killed at least 2,900 people

Navajo Nation to Receive $554 Million Settlement From U.S.

The U.S. will pay the Navajo Nation $554 million, the largest agreement won by an American-Indian tribe, settling a 2006 lawsuit by the Navajo Nation that alleged that the American government improperly handled Indian assets for more than five decades

Marathon Bombing Trial Stays in Boston

A defense request to move the alleged Boston Marathon bomber’s trial outside Massachusetts has been denied by a federal judge in Boston, who did not agree with the contention that finding an impartial jury in the state would be impossible

Surfers Beat Billionaire in Landmark California Beach Case

A California court issued a milestone ruling on Sept. 24 that may restore public access to a beach that requires traveling across privately owned land, the latest turn in a multiyear legal battle that has pitted surfers against venture capitalist Vinod Khosla

AC/DC Has Good News and Bad

A statement on the iconic rock band’s website says that their new album, called Rock or Bust, will be launching on Dec. 2, featuring 11 tracks recorded in Vancouver. The bad news is that founding guitarist Malcolm Young will be retiring permanently because of illness

American Held in North Korea Begins 6 Years of Hard Labor

Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, Calif., was arrested in North Korea in April and sentenced to six years of hard labor for acts “hostile” to the regime. There are no details of where he will serve his sentence or the type of labor he will perform

‘Senior Moments’ Could Be Early Signs of Dementia

So-called senior moments, like failing to recall your missing sunglasses are perched on your head, might not be just benign mishaps but early harbingers of Alzheimer’s disease, reports a new paper. Scientists hope that early detection of signs may help prevent deterioration

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