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Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda (left), unveils a stone during a ceremony naming Antigua's highest mountain "Mount Obama." The president's name has also been lent in rechristenings at other places around the globe. (associated press)

Monuments to Obama raise some hackles

- The Washington Times

Everything from streets to a parasitic hairworm have been named in honor of President Obama, but the effort to immortalize him is causing a backlash in one New Jersey town, whose elected leaders are reconsidering their vote to place the president’s name on a recreation center.

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Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

- Associated Press

A federal judge has declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announces a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities. (Associated Press)

Bank of America looks ahead after levied $16 billion fine

- The Washington Times

Bank of America’s top executive said Thursday he hoped a record-setting $16.65 billion penalty officially announced by the Justice Department over the sales of bad mortgages and securities ahead of the 2008 financial global panic will remove a major cloud from the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank’s future.

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** FILE ** Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber, are seen in an undated photo provided by Samaritan's Purse. Brantly became the first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa, arriving at at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)

2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

- Associated Press

After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.