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Ebola victim left Africa after direct contact with the virus

Dallas Morning News - ‎6 minutes ago‎
By Wednesday afternoon, his name and photograph had gone viral. Thomas Eric Duncan, in his mid-40s, hails from Monrovia, the coastal capital of the West African country of Liberia.
Ebola Patient's Family Ordered to Stay Home for Two Weeks
Ebola worries in Dallas could keep some students at home
Ken Webster
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Wary of Ebola, Dallas parents pull kids from school Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014 - BILL HANNA - Dallas Star Telegram DALLAS — Parents rushed to get their children from school Wednesday after learning that five students may have had contact with the Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital, as Gov. Rick Perry and other leaders reassured the public that there is no cause for alarm. The patient, identified by The Associated Press as Thomas Eric Duncan o...
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Mexican Drug Lord Hector Beltran Leyva Arrested in Restaurant

NBCNews.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
MEXICO CITY - Notorious Mexican drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva was captured on Wednesday by soldiers at a seafood restaurant in a picturesque town popular with American retirees.
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Tom Cutinella, Shoreham-Wading River HS football player, dead after injury in ...

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
Add comment. Tom Cutinella, Shoreham-Wading River HS football player, dead after injury in game, authorities say. Updated October 2, 2014 7:08 AM By DEON J. HAMPTON, ELLEN YAN, BOB HERZOG AND ZACHARY R. DOWDY ...
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ECB Keeps Rates on Hold as Focus Shifts to Asset Buying

Bloomberg - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged at record lows as investors wait for President Mario Draghi to reveal details of a plan to buy assets.
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Hong Kong Protesters Face Tough Choice as China Draws a Hard Line

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pro-democracy demonstrators outside Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Thursday. Credit Xaume Olleros/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images.
Beijing denounces Hong Kong unrest, but protesters dig in
Crackdown Threat Looms Over Hong Kong Protests
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China’s foreign minister made it clear Beijing would not allow other countries to meddle into its ‘internal affairs’, responding in this way to US Secretary of State’s call for Beijing to grant Hong Kong the “highest possible degree of autonomy.”
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MLB playoff reset: What we learned from the wild cards

USA TODAY - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Just two wild-card games are in the books, a mere appetizer to the 40 potential playoff games in the offing through the World Series.
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Putin says Russia wants to move to national currencies in trade

Reuters - ‎15 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia wants to shift to national currencies in trade deals with China and other countries, implying a shift away from the U.S.
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Australian universities climb Times world rankings, while US and UK lose ground

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Like SMH Student on Facebook · SMH Education: full coverage. Australia's universities have climbed up the world rankings, with almost every top institution improving its standing on last year.
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UN Reports at Least 26000 Civilian Casualties in Iraq Conflict This Year

New York Times - ‎38 minutes ago‎
GENEVA - The conflict in Iraq has killed and wounded at least 26,000 civilians this year, with the toll accelerating in recent weeks as American and allied warplanes conduct a campaign to try to contain Islamic State fighters in parts of northern Iraq, the United ...
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China Bars Tour Groups From Traveling to Hong Kong Over Protests

Businessweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
China's tourism board has stopped approval of new tour groups to Hong Kong because of the spread of pro-democracy demonstrations in the city, amplifying the impact of the protests on the economy.
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Activists Say Assad Supporters Protest in Syria

ABC News - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Activists say there has been a rare protest in Syria by hundreds of supporters of President Bashar Assad against the governor of the central Syrian town of Homs after twin bombings killed 25 children.
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Pierson failed to provide fresh start for Secret Service that administration wanted

Washington Post - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and the launch of a top-to-bottom review of the agency Wednesday are an acknowledgment by President Obama of what he has long denied: that the force charged with protecting him is in deep turmoil ...
Secret Service chief resigns
What the next Secret Service leader needs to do
CBS News
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After a series of security breaches that put President Obama and the first family potentially at risk, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday. Yet replacing Pierson, some say, is merely the first step the agency must make to ensure it can carry out its mission to protect the president.
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Obama's back-to-basics speech: Economy is better than you think

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama aims to highlight the strides the economy has made in a Chicago speech Thursday. It could be a crucial Election 2014 message.
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Possible misconduct in Ferguson grand jury

WXII The Triad - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Prosecutors in St. Louis County, Missouri, are investigating a Twitter post claiming the grand jury hearing evidence in the Ferguson shooting hasn't heard enough to warrant charging the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Prosecutor investigates grand jury in Ferguson shooting: NY Times
Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks probe
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One of the jurors appointed to the Grand Jury which is overseeing the Ferguson investigation may have leaked information to a friend. With today’s social media outlets and the broad appeal for idiots to mouth off their opinion every five minutes the temptation is just too much for some. Lo and behold in today’s technological age people are making huge blunders thanks to the advent of the internet.
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Asia stocks pounded on global gloom, Ebola

USA TODAY - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Asian stocks fell sharply Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European economies and the first American case of Ebola.
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Rocket Internet shares slide on stock market debut

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Shares in Rocket Internet (RKET.DE) plunged 14 percent within minutes of their stock market debut in Frankfurt on Thursday as investors gave Europe's largest internet listing since 2000 a cold welcome.
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Here Is Why Yahoo Is Now A Most Enticing Stock To Buy

Forbes - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Wall Street not infrequently tends to baffle investors in the way it perceives or reacts to various investment scenarios. Take the celebrated case of Alibaba Group (BABA), which listed in September its stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Wonga to write off £220m of customer debts

BBC News - ‎3 minutes ago‎
Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks. The company, which has faced criticism for its debt collection tactics, says the new checks have been implemented after ...
U.K. payday lender Wonga writing off loans for 330000
UPDATE 2-UK lender Wonga writes off debt for 330000 customers
The Huffington Post UK
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Wonga wipes the debts of 330,000 customers Wonga is to write off the debts of hundreds of thousands of customers after admitting it has made loans to people who could not afford to repay them. Read more: http://huff.to/1ufsVzL
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Facebook apologizes to LGBT community, clarifies names policy

Computerworld - ‎2 hours ago‎
Facebook has apologized to drag queens and the larger LGBT community in the wake of controversy over the site's names policy, clarifying that users don't have to use their legal name.
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Is that used iPad actually stolen? Apple creates tool for would-be buyers to check

PCWorld - ‎25 minutes ago‎
If you're looking to buy a used iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device, Apple is now offering an online tool to let you first check if it's been locked down by the previous owner, which could indicate that it was actually stolen or lost.
Apple's iCloud tool now reveals if your used iPhone was stolen
Apple's iCloud can now tell you if an iPhone or iPad is stolen
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Apple has released a new Activation Lock Status tool (via iDownloadBlog) that will make it easier for people buying a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to avoid getting a device that is locked to another user. Accessible via iCloud.com, the Activation Lock Status Checker allows users to enter a…
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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome their new baby

Daily Mail - ‎45 minutes ago‎
TMZ has reported Mila, 31, gave birth to a baby girl at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday with her 36-year-old fiancé Ashton by her side.
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Adam Sandler announces via Twitter that he has Netflix deal for four new movies

Daily Mail - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Adam Sandler announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he has agreed to produce and star in four feature films for streaming video service Netflix.
Adam Sandler to Make Four Original Films Exclusively for Netflix
Sandler to make films for Netflix
Jethro Nededog
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Adam Sandler will star in and produce four original movies exclusively for Netflix. Under the deal, the actor's Happy Madison Productions will develop and produce the films with Netflix. They will become available exclusively to members of the streaming service in the 50 countries in which it operates.
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Police investigate Dallas Cowboys C.J. Spillman in alleged sexual assault on ...

New York Daily News - ‎58 minutes ago‎
A Dallas Cowboys special teams player has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the team's hotel in Texas on Sept. 20 - and he was allowed to play the next day.
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Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James & the New Big Three Make Preseason Debut

Sportige - ‎54 minutes ago‎
And so it begins. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving teamed up for the first time as part of the annual Wine & Gold Scrimmage the Cleveland Cavaliers hold each year at the beginning of every preseason.
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October is domestic violence awareness month

ModVive - ‎40 minutes ago‎
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her life. Translated that is more than four million women every year. Nearly three million men will be victims of domestic assaults.
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Why Some Monarch Butterflies Are Marathoners

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
A monarch butterfly in Enid, Okla., in September. Credit Billy Hefton/Enid News & Eagle, via Associated Press. Continue reading the main story.
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As sea ice melts amid global warming, 35000 walrus crowd the shores of Alaska

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
In days of yore, the life of a Pacific walrus was idyllic. Blubbery and social, these 1 1/2 ton beasts laid on sea ice, holding court.
Melting Ice Leaves 35000 Walrus Stranded
35000 Walruses Attend Beach Party Hosted by Global Warming
The Huffington Post UK
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35,000 Walrus Cluster On Alaskan Beach As Global Warming Melts Sea Ice By + Sara Nelson   When walruses get together, you’re going to know about it. Particularly if there are 35,000 of them, jostling for space on a beach in northwest Alaska. These remarkable pictures show record numbers of the mammals congregating on the shores after being unable to find sea ice to rest on in the Arctic waters. http://huff.to/1ufF9bM
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Ebola 'could become airborne': United Nations warns of 'nightmare scenario' as ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎13 minutes ago‎
There is a 'nightmare' chance that the Ebola virus could become airborne if the epidemic is not brought under control fast enough, the chief of the UN's Ebola mission has warned.
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Poor sense of smell could signal sooner death, researchers warn

Science Recorder - ‎10 minutes ago‎
After adjusting for demographic variables, those with greater smell loss when first tested were substantially more likely to have died five years later.
The Smell of Death?
Seniors who lose sense of smell should worry: increase death risk
Lorna Salgado
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//Sense of smell Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death "It doesn't directly cause death, but it's a harbinger, an early warning that something has gone badly wrong, that damage has been done. Our findings could provide a useful clinical test, a quick and inexpensive way to identify patients most at risk." For older adults, being unable to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years, ...
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