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Oregon ‘right to die’ advocate ends her life

A 29-year-old woman suffering from brain cancer who became an advocate for doctor-assisted suicide has died.

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Student debt burden falling more on top earners

Student loan balances have quadrupled since 2004, prompting fears the borrowing could crimp consumer spending,

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Holiday shoppers, start your engines

The holiday shopping season is here and retailers aren't wasting any time.

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during test flight

A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has crashed.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of the biggest newsmakers this week.

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Gas drops below $3 for first time in 4 years

Prices at the pump are plunging, thanks mainly to falling oil prices.

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U.S. consumers are feeling good

Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.

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Congress to revisit ISIS war debate after election

Lawmakers will resume a debate on the U.S.-led fight against militants in Syria and Iraq.

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Suspect in Pa. police ambush captured after 7-week manhunt

The survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper in a sniper attack in September was finally arrested.

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Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment

Insurers planning to sell health plans through the federal program expect at least 20 percent growth in customers.

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Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dead at 71

The longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died.

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U.S. economy grows 3.5% in third quarter

A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter.

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Americans may still see some Ebola cases

Americans could continue to see cases of Ebola in the U.S. until the outbreak in West Africa is contained.

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With selfies, tweets, politicians go vote-hunting on social media

In 2014 a multifaceted digital strategy is seen as a prerequisite to getting out the vote.

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Bumgarner rides to the rescue for World Series win

The Giants won their eighth World Series title and the third in five seasons.

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Troops on Ebola mission face quarantine-like monitoring

All U.S. troops returning from the Ebola relief mission in West Africa face a strict, 21-day monitoring period.

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Ford, Chrysler recall vehicles over fire hazards

The Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models are among those being recalled.

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Feds sue AT&T, say it misled smartphone customers

AT&T allegedly didn't tell customers it would reduce speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use in a billing cycle.

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WATCH: NASA rocket explodes after liftoff

An unmanned supply rocket carrying $200 million in supplies and research exploded shortly after lifting off in Virginia.

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‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials airing this week

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Here's a look at Christmas classics and new holiday favorites airing this weekend.

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Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

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The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

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Source: Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3

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The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.