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November 16, 2014

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EBOLA-OMAHA PATIENT

OMAHA, Nebraska — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrives in Nebraska for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated. AP Photos.

HAGEL-MILITARY INNOVATION

SIMI VALLEY, California — Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and 13 years of war. AP Photo.

CHILE-UNSTEALABLE BIKE

SANTIAGO, Chile — It’s a bicyclist’s dream: a bike that can’t be stolen. Designers have recently been working on bikes that can be locked using some of their own parts. Three young Chileans have a new twist: Their bike’s lower frame opens up into two arms that are then connected to the seat post and locked to a post, meaning thieves would have to destroy it to steal it. By Luis Andres Henao. AP Photos.

BRAZIL-CANNIBALISM

SAO PAULO — A jury in northeastern Brazil delivers sentences of 20-23 years in prison for three people convicted of killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using some of their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries, a court official says.

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