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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

Thu, 2014-10-02 06:59

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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Why A Thermometer Is A Good Tool For Airport Ebola Screenings

Thu, 2014-10-02 06:51

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at passengers' foreheads, airports around the world are trying to stop infected travelers before they board a plane.

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Officials: 100 'Potential Contacts' Linked To Dallas Ebola Patient

Thu, 2014-10-02 06:39

Texas health officials say that "out of an abundance of caution, we're starting with this very wide net."

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California Cracks Down On Farmers Market Cheaters

Thu, 2014-10-02 06:30

Did your local farmer really grow that heirloom apple he just sold you? California wants to know, so it's sending more inspectors out to make sure the produce sold at markets is really local.

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Can NBC's New Tiger Lily Overcome The Character's History?

Thu, 2014-10-02 05:14

Alanna Saunders, the actress cast to play Tiger Lily in NBC's forthcoming production of PeterPan, has Native American ancestry, one of many points of contention in previous castings.

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U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

Thu, 2014-10-02 04:27

The High Commissioner for Human Rights says mass executions, forcing women and girls into sex slavery and the use of child soldiers may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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New Orleans Schools Face A Surge Of Unaccompanied Minors

Thu, 2014-10-02 04:03

America's classrooms are seeing a surge of kids from Central America who crossed into the U.S. illegally. Educating them is expensive, and one school in New Orleans is scrambling to cover the costs.

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Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With Demonstrators

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:24

Leung Chun-ying told reporters that he appointed his deputy to meet with student activists to discuss "constitutional development," but he renewed warnings about occupying government buildings.

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In Mideast Chaos, Netanyahu Sees Opportunity

Thu, 2014-10-02 01:02

In an interview with NPR, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Arab countries "no longer view Israel as an enemy, but a potential partner."

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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

Wed, 2014-10-01 23:59

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rain forest. About 2,000 species are found only in the park.

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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

Wed, 2014-10-01 23:23

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone coexists relatively peacefully — most of the time.

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Giants Send Pirates Packing In Elimination Playoff Game

Wed, 2014-10-01 20:51

The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. The Giants will take on the Washington Nationals on Friday.

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Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

Wed, 2014-10-01 16:27

Mohamed Osman Mohamud was convicted in January of 2013, but his sentencing was delayed after the government revealed it had attained evidence from secret NSA electronic surveillance.

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One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

Wed, 2014-10-01 15:28

The picture shows the walrus huddled up on an Alaskan beach. Usually, they would spread out on sea ice. But this year, it's all melted.

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On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Wed, 2014-10-01 14:40

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

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Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:43

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:39

The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.

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Michael Dunn Found Guilty In Florida 'Loud Music' Shooting

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:33

The case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year, drew national attention because of its racial overtones. Dunn, a white man, said he shot a black teen because he felt threatened.

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Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:08

When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:07

Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.

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