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The military's laser goals just got a lot more ambitious.

The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.

World
Fighter jets zoom above Kobani, Syria. 

10 things you need to know today: October 20, 2014

World
Hong Kong police in riot gear monitor protesters

10 things you need to know today: October 19, 2014

World
ISIS kidnapped journalist Steven Sotloff in August 2013.

How ISIS gets its hostages

World
Tough times.

India's graves of cotton

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Staff from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas, hold signs of support for Ebola patient Nina Pham.

10 things you need to know today: October 18, 2014

U.S.

Only in America: Smash your car, sue the city

World

The week's best editorial cartoons

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Taiwan's National Day

The week's best photojournalism

U.S.
CDC Director Tom Frieden said a "breach in protocol" likely led to Ebola spreading in Dallas.

When the experts screw up

World
Obama discusses Ebola in the Oval Office. 

10 things you need to know today: October 17, 2014

Politics
"Oops" doesn't really cover this one.

Ebola and America's epic institutional fail

U.S.
Nope.

Ezra Klein totally whiffed on affirmative consent

Politics
Surprisingly prescient. 

What Karl Marx can teach us in 2014

Politics
Proposition 8 may have been overturned, but plenty of people are still fighting against gay marriage.

The GOP's gay marriage problem isn't going away anytime soon

U.S.
Forces are getting fed up with the training assignments — not to mention the more dangerous missions.

Are America's special operations forces in crisis?

World
A health care worker who contracted Ebola is rushed to a hospital in Atlanta. 

10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2014

Politics
Second thoughts?

Why Elizabeth Warren should have voted for John McCain

Politics
President Who?

The man who wasn't there: Obama and the 2014 midterms

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Blind ballet

Dancing through disability

World
A hazmat worker cleans the apartment of one of the infected hospital staffers.

10 things you need to know today: October 15, 2014

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