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BEIJING - At least 65 people were killed Saturday morning when a blast tore through a metal products factory in China's eastern Jiangsu Province, state-run news media reported. According to the website of the state broadcaster CCTV, 120 others were injured in the explosion, which occurred in Kunshan, a city not far from Shanghai. The factory, run by a company called Zhongrong, makes car and bicycle parts and specializes in alloy and electroplating. Its customers include General Motors and other American companies, according to the company's website. Initial news reports said the explosion was caused by an accumulation of dust that ignited as workers were polishing metal wheel rims in a workshop.   more...
 
 
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In a city where lions, tigers and - yes - bears are only a subway ride away, the Staten Island Zoo is betting on the binturong. Founded in 1933, the zoo is the only one of New York City's six animal parks not under the auspices of the internationally regarded Wildlife Conservation Society. And with only eight acres, the zoo has in recent years decided to pursue the allure of obscurity by recruiting some of the more diminutive and lesser-known members of the animal kingdom. "The nickname for the Staten Island Zoo is 'New York's biggest little zoo,' and we're actually trying to define that," said Dr. Marc T.   more...
 
 
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An explosion killed between 40 and 65 people Saturday at a workshop in an eastern Chinese city, China state media reported. State broadcaster CCTV said the blast in Kunshan left 65 people dead. The official Xinhua News Agency said more than 40 people died and at least 120 were injured. Officials were investigating the cause of the blast, which occurred at a car polishing workshop of a metal products company.   more...
 
 
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LAS VEGAS - Paul George, an All-Star on the Indiana Pacers, sustained a gruesome right leg injury late in the United States national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday. George leapt to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9 minutes 33 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and his leg smashed against the bottom of the backboard stanchion. After about 10 minutes of stoppage, George was taken out of the arena on a stretcher. Coach Mike Krzyzewski then announced to the crowd that the scrimmage would not be finished. The White team led George's Blue team, 81-71.   more...
 
 
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BEIJING - Chinese state media say an explosion at a workshop in an eastern Chinese city has killed between 40 and 65 people. State broadcaster CCTV says in a brief report that the blast in Kunshan city on Saturday morning left 65 people dead. The official Xinhua News Agency says it occurred at 7:37 a.m. at a car polishing workshop of a metal products company. Xinhua says more than 40 people have died and more than 120 people have been injured. Officials are investigating the cause of the blast and working on rescue efforts and providing medical treatment.   more...
 
 
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WASHINGTON - President Obama said Friday that he had "full confidence" in John O. Brennan, the director of the C.I.A., despite his admission that the agency improperly searched computer files of the Senate Intelligence Committee. A senior member of the committee, however, urged the Justice Department to reopen its investigation into the agency's actions. In another sign of the conflict between the Obama administration and lawmakers, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who leads the intelligence committee, said the executive branch had heavily censored a soon-to-be-released committee report critical of the brutal interrogation of terror suspects by agency personnel following the Sept.   more...
 
 
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PHOENIX - Lawyers for an inmate who was executed last month by lethal injection said Friday that his executioners injected him with 15 times the standard dose of a sedative and a painkiller during a procedure that lasted nearly two hours before their client was declared dead. The execution of the inmate, Joseph R. Wood III, which was the fourth troubled one in the nation this year, renewed debate over the death penalty and prompted Arizona's attorney general to order a temporary halt to executions in the state. The Arizona Department of Corrections announced Friday that it was seeking an outside investigator to conduct an independent inquiry into Mr. Wood's execution.   more...
 
 
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Increasingly concerned about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, federal health officials say they will fast-track development of a vaccine shown to protect macaque monkeys from the virus, aiming to test it in humans as early as next month. If the vaccine proves effective, health care workers and others at high risk for infection may gain access to it sometime in 2015, said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.   more...
 
 
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SEATTLE - Sometime this fall, a huge vertical shaft lined with 84 concrete pilings, designed to hold back the slurry that defines underground Seattle, will be finished, and a Mr. Fix-It operation unlike any other will begin. The world's biggest tunnel-boring machine, nicknamed Bertha - which hit a pipe and was damaged in mid-December after only 1,000 feet of excavation - is down there in the dark, awaiting what may well be the world's biggest industrial rescue operation. "When you have such a big machine, you have a big intervention," said Youssef Hashash, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who teaches tunneling at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   more...
 
 
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WASHINGTON - House and Senate lawmakers were scrambling to leave town on Friday night for a five-week recess, with a failure to address the refugee crisis at the southern border only the latest indignity of a year that may redefine congressional dysfunction. The 113th Congress this week took another step toward ignominy as one of the least productive, most divided in history. Vocal anti-immigration Republicans were empowered, virtually dictating terms of two House border security bills even after party leaders had spent much of the year trying to marginalize them.   more...
 
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