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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that happened this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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As midterms loom, Obama shifts spotlight to economy

Polls show the economy is the issue U.S. voters care about most ahead of November midterm elections.

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JPMorgan Chase hack exposed data of 83M customers

The personal information of customers and businesses was compromised in one of the biggest data breaches in history.

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Those close to Dallas Ebola patient quarantined

Health officials have widened their search for others who had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S.

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American camerman for NBC diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia

An American working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive, making him the fifth U.S. citizen to have contracted the virus.

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Scores possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; 4 isolated

Up to 100 people may have had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.

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U.N.: Islamic State committing ‘staggering’ crimes

Insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women as sex slaves, and used child soldiers, a new report says.

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U.S. delays plans to replace Healthcare.gov site

The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the HealthCare.gov insurance website to a new host.

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Poll: Most Americans say spanking is ‘OK’

Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is an acceptable for of discipline at home.

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Obama seeks to restore trust with Latinos

President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way.

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U.S. Secret Service directior resigns

Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

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Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies

A child hospitalized for less than 24 hours with Enterovirus D68 has died from the bacterial infection.

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U.S. experts hunt for Ebola exposure after first case

Experts are monitoring "a handful" of people potentially exposed through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.

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U.S. manufacturing jobs data best since ’12

Employment in America's manufacturing sector grew at its best pace since March 2012, a new report says.

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White House moves to deal with child migration issue

Refugee processing centers in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will try to deter unaccompanied minors from crossing the border on their own.

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California is first state to ban plastic grocery bags

Single-use plastic bags will disappear from California grocery stores under a first-in-the-nation state law.

USA's Sue Bird shares a light moment with teammate Maya Moore before a women's exhibition basketball game against Canada, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn.

US women rout Angola to finish pool play 3-0

U.S. women's national team routed of Angola on Tuesday night and close out preliminary play at the women's world championship.

University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon, left, stands with new head football coach Brady Hoke at a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Hoke becomes the 19th coach in the 131-year history of Michigan football and arrives in Ann Arbor after spending the past eight seasons as a head coach at Ball State and San Diego State.

Michigan AD apologizes for mistakes with QB injury

Michigan A.D. Dave Brandon says a "serious lack of communication" led to ailing quarterback Shane Morris playing when he should not have.

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Microsoft names next operating system Windows 10

Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.

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Secret Service White House security breach ‘unacceptable’

Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.

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Cougar & Husky doubleheader on KPUG

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The Washington State Cougars welcome the Arizona Wildcats, the Washington Huskies host the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday and you can hear both games on KPUG 1170.

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Jenn Paul named GNAC Golfer of the Week

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Western Washington University's Jenn Paul has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week for Oct. 19-25.

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Bellingham routs Wenatchee

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The Bellingham Blazers beat the Wenatchee Wolves on Friday night at the Bellingham Sportsplex.

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Mariota throws 5 TD’s, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is shown warming up for an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Marcus Mariota broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night.

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Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Clippers

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts walks onto the floor past Damian Lillard (0) during the first scheduled timeout in an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Phoenix.

The Portland Trail Blazers concluded their preseason with a 99-89 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.