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Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday. The violence has threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus contamination efforts.

The Allied Democratic Forces rebels, a Ugandan Islamist militant group active in the area since the 1990s, attacked Congolese army positions and several neighborhoods of Beni on Saturday and into Sunday, Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongha told The Associated Press.

In a year of news tsunamis, this past week surpassed most. So you may not have noticed the quiet departure of a key player in President Trump's White House.

Donald McGahn II, the White House counsel, vacated his West Wing office without a news conference or a public send-off. But as counsel to the Trump campaign in 2016, general counsel for the transition and the only White House counsel since, the 50-year-old Washington insider has been integral to some historic proceedings.

The Role Of Identity In Politics

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What's At Stake In State Elections

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More than a week after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle, cities and towns are facing the daunting task of trying to rebuild. The recovery is hampered by catastrophic damage not only to homes and businesses, but to vital infrastructure as well.

The small Gulf coast town of Port St. Joe, with a population of about 3,500 residents, is one of countless communities that was hit by the storm.

"Everywhere you turn and go you see some kind of destruction," says the town's mayor, Bo Patterson. "Whether it was wind damage, whether it was water, one of the two."

Eight-year-old Lucy Gray is wide-eyed and quivering with anticipation when I arrive at her house in suburban Maryland. I am sorry to report that I am not the object of her excitement. She is thrilled because she will soon be cooking with my companion, Molly Birnbaum, editor in chief of America's Test Kitchen Kids.

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Proctor & Gamble posted its strongest quarterly sales growth after five years of no growth. Some savvy rebranding of old, familiar products and the introduction of organics has helped pull in younger customers. The company also trimmed its marketing budget worldwide, and there's been a lot of growth in the subscription Gillette Shave Club.

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What goes up must come down. In the case of the Chinese economy, what grows like an economic weed inevitably starts to slow down. Today we learned China grew by a mere 6.5 percent the latest quarter. The country’s lowest growth since the Great Recession. You might be tempted to blame that on China's current trade tensions with the U.S. But, things are a little more complicated — and a little more domestic — than we might think.

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Bad data killed the video star

Oct 19, 2018

China’s economic growth hit a 10-year low in the third quarter, the lowest since the financial crisis. Consumers are showing signs of consuming less. We'll look at what that means for the economy at large. Plus, we hear from an Irish farmer at the Northern Ireland border about how Brexit affects him. Then we'll tell you everything you need to know about Facebook's scandal involving a pivot to video. But first, we'll recap the rest of the week's business and economic news.

How much economic influence do you think tech companies have?

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According to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, 78 percent of Americans think financial institutions and big tech companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google have a good amount or great deal of impact on the United States economy.

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