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

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

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Marine Murder Suspect Moved

A Marine suspected in the murder of a Filipino transgender woman has been transferred from a U.S. warship to the custody of the Philippine military

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Kenny G Plays Nice With China

Saxophonist Kenny G has clarified he “loves China," after his much-photographed visit to the Hong Kong protests upset Beijing. “I am not supporting the demonstrators as I don’t really know anything about the situation,” he says

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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

Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during the "On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z" at the Stade de France on Sept. 12, 2014 in Paris.

Beyoncé and Jay Z Renew Vows Amid Divorce Rumors

During the Carters' summer-long "On the Run" tour, the Beyhive was on edge about whether the couple was headed to Splitsville. Yet now the two seem happy in the wake of the tour, gallivanting throughout Europe with baby Blue Ivy in tow

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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

Google Launches App for Email Management

Google launched a new email app called "Inbox" Wednesday that strips essential information from your incoming messages, displaying it in a stream similar to a social media newsfeed, with only the essential bits such as flight times, event invitations and attached photos

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Aug. 25, 2014 in St. Louis.

Michael Brown Had Close-Range Hand Wound

Two experts said the autopsy of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown supports the claim that he struggled with the police officer who shot him. Brown also had shot wounds to the forehead, two shots to the chest and a shot to the upper right arm

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