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UN Asks Detroit to Stop Water Shutoffs

Detroit residents address a panel, which includes members from the United Nations, during a UN Fact-Finding Detroit Town Hall Meeting, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Wayne County Community College in Detroit.  The residents are explaining how the recent water shutoffs to their homes affect their lives. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez)
Detroit residents address a panel, which includes members from the United Nations, during a UN Fact-Finding Detroit Town Hall Meeting, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. The residents are explaining how the recent water shutoffs to their homes affect their lives. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez)

Detroit’s crisis over water shutoffs has attracted the attention of the United Nations. Over the past three days, UN Special Rapporteurs Catarina de Albuquerque and...

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2nd Defendant Pleads Guilty in California Tainted Beef Case

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  • An armored British prison van enters London's Bow street magistrate's court allegedly transporting suspected British terrorist Haroon Rashid Aswat for an extradition hearing, October 6, 2005. (Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • U.S. Marshals Service members aim their rifles toward the woods on Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Swiftwater, Pa., during a massive manhunt for killer Eric Frein.   (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

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  • This photo shows the words “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Sets You Free) at the main entrance of the Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp on the international Holocaust remembrance day in Oranienburg, Germany. An Associated Press investigation found dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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  • NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on the "Today" show in New York, on Sept. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

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  • People stand atop an overturned car in Keene, N.H., on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during a night of violent parties that led to destruction, dozens of arrests, and multiple injuries near the city’s annual pumpkin festival. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jeremy Fox)

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  • File-This Oct. 10, 2014, file photo shows Malala Yousafzai speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize.  The Pakistani teenager, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls’ education will be honored in Philadelphia. Yousafzai will accept the Liberty Medal on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the National Constitution Center. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

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  • President Barack Obama delivers doughnuts and pastries to Democratic campaign volunteers in Chicago on Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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  • A house in Gary, Ind., where the body of a woman was found on Oct. 19. Police said that a 43-year-old man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 in the neighboring city of Hammond, Ind., and told investigators where the bodies of three other women could be found in abandoned homes in Gary. Police said Monday that the bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Jim Karczewsk)

    Indiana Man’s Confession Leads to Seven Bodies

    GARY, Ind.—Seven women’s bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend after a convicted sex offender’s confession to one killing led police to the... Read more

  • Sept. 15, 2014, file photo  shows beach goers cooling off during the Southern California heat wave,  in Huntington Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    Warming Earth Heading For Hottest Year On Record

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  • FILE - This undated file image obtained from Facebook shows Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. A Libyan militant was indicted Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said. The new 18-count grand jury indictment, which includes multiple counts of murder, had been widely expected since Abu Khattala was captured in June by U.S. special forces and brought to the United States to face trial. (AP Photo/File)

    Libya Militant Pleads Not Guilty of Benghazi Attacks

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  • Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing walk near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (FBI via Getty Images)

    Judger Will Call 1000 Jurors for Boston Marathon Bomb Case

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  • American couple Grace and Matthew Huang, sentenced to jail over charges they starved their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death, talk before they meet with U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, at a hotel in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The American couple were released from prison in November, but were banned from leaving Qatar during their trial. Their appeal begins on Monday. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    US Couple Convicted in Qatar Face Final Appeal Ruling

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