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Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set

The comedian says she often forgets that as an Indian-American woman who's not pencil thin, she's kind of a new thing for broadcast TV. But, she says, "I refuse to view myself in such terms."

Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday Workers

An increase in customer demand is prompting Amazon to add 14 percent more temporary workers this holiday season than it hired last year at this time.

Kansas City Royals Sweep Baltimore Orioles To Advance To World Series

The Royals came into the game undefeated in the postseason and continued their streak, beating the Orioles 2-1. The team set a record with its eighth straight win to start the playoffs.

At Least 20 Trekkers Die In Blizzard, Avalanche In Nepal's Himalayas

The dead include four Canadians, two Poles and an Israeli. The trekkers were caught out in unseasonable conditions around Mount Annapurna, the world's 10th-highest peak.

Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.

How A No-Touch Thermometer Detects A Fever

Some U.S airports scanning passengers for Ebola are using hand-held infrared thermometers to help detect fever. The devices aren't perfect but do contribute to the safety net, health officials say.

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.

Thailand's Leader Hints At Putting Off Return To Democracy

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a May coup, had originally said that elections would be held by late 2015. Now he suggests the date could be pushed back.

Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Citing Ebola

Navarro College in Corsiana, Texas, later apologized for the letter, saying it had sent "incorrect information" to some international applicants.

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