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Barbour Pardons Nearly 200 Convicted Criminals On Final Day in Office

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3-Day Gaza Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect After Heavy Fighting

The cease-fire, announced hours earlier by the U.S. and the U.N., started at 8 a.m. local time Friday. Israel and Hamas both said they would respect it but would respond to attacks.

Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

Israel And Hamas Agree To 3-Day Cease-Fire, U.N. Says

The truce begins Friday morning local time. Envoys will travel to Cairo to negotiate a possible longer peace deal.

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.