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Pope Says God Not 'A Magician, With A Magic Wand'

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:18

Speaking at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Francis also affirmed that evolution and the Big Bang are consistent with a creator.

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Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:09

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."

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Friend Of Accused Boston Bomber Found Guilty Of Lying To Police

Tue, 2014-10-28 06:46

Prosecutors said Robel Phillipos lied to the FBI agents investigating the April 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

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China May Drop 9 Crimes From List Of Death Penalty Offenses

Tue, 2014-10-28 06:01

The move appears to be part of a trend to reduce the use of the death penalty in a country that still executes more people than any other.

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With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

Tue, 2014-10-28 05:55

Once young adults started getting coverage through their parents, they started getting checkups more often, a study finds. But they still may need help filling a prescription.

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Nurse Amber Vinson Discharged After Testing 'Ebola-Free'

Tue, 2014-10-28 04:49

The 29-year-old nurse, one of two who became infected while treating Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, is being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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Planned Vote In Ukraine's Separatist East Gets Moscow's Blessing

Tue, 2014-10-28 04:01

Luhansk and Donetsk, which have been under a shaky truce since early September, would participate in the vote, which Russia's foreign minister has said is "important to legitimize authorities there."

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Hawaii Lava Flow Less Than 100 Yards From Homes In Pahoa Village

Tue, 2014-10-28 03:18

The flow, which began at Mount Kilauea in June, threatens to take out dozens of homes on the Big Island.

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Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

Tue, 2014-10-28 00:39

A combination of candidates, a controversial ballot measure and cheap ad rates have made Portland very popular. There are even ads running for a neighboring state's U.S. Senate race.

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Ford Brothers Lose Toronto Mayor Race, Hold On To Council Seat

Mon, 2014-10-27 18:33

Unofficial results show John Tory beat Doug Ford 40-34 for mayor, a race Rob Ford abandoned after his cancer diagnosis. The latter Ford did keep the Ward 2 council seat his family has held since 2000.

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Bernard Mayes, NPR's First Chairman, Founder Of Suicide Hotline, Dies

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:52

Mayes was a true Renaissance man: He worked as an Anglican priest, a journalist, a radio executive, a university professor and the founder of the first suicide prevention hotline in the United States.

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Army Says Troops Coming Back From West Africa Will Face 'Controlled Monitoring'

Mon, 2014-10-27 15:15

The troops will be confined to a housing complex at their base in Italy for 21 days. The news comes just as the White House tried to convince New York and New Jersey to drop mandatory quarantines.

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In Photos: Last Of U.S., British Troops Leave Afghanistan's Helmand Province

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:52

Helmand saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the 13-year war. On Monday morning, the last of the American and British troops that shared the camp headed out on helicopters.

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Soda Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:36

Voters will decide on a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a two-cent-per-ounce tax in San Francisco. But the soda industry's lobbying group has spent millions blasting the measures.

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Medical Journal To Governors: You're Wrong About Ebola Quarantine

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:26

Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo have called for mandatory quarantine for "high risk" individuals returning from Ebola-stricken countries. The New England Journal of Medicine begs to differ.

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What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:14

Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren't so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn't stop you from sharing them with us.

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CDC Chief Announces New Shift In Ebola Protocols

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:00

The new protocol announced by Dr. Tom Frieden on Monday stops short of the mandatory 21-day quarantines imposed by some states. Instead, it relies on individual assessment and close monitoring.

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New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

Mon, 2014-10-27 12:22

When a New York City doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, the epidemiologists knew just what to do: search the city for potential contacts.It's a gig they perform daily with far more contagious diseases.

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Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

Mon, 2014-10-27 12:00

A 700-year-old caribou dropping from northern Canada holds surprisingly well-preserved viruses. There's no evidence the viruses are dangerous, but they are scientifically interesting.

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With Marines Gone, Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban?

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:51

The Marines have departed their biggest base in southern Afghanistan, the scene of heavy fighting throughout the war. This will be one of the main proving grounds for the Afghan army.

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