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Family identify 4 kids, 2 adults killed in Pennsylvania blaze

The sole survivor of a deadly house fire in western Pennsylvania lost his new wife, her four young children and his disabled father in the Saturday morning blaze after the recently married couple... Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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New Ebola 'czar' knows Washington, but not medicine

Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's new point man on Ebola, has no medical or public health background. But he does have a wealth of experience managing unruly federal bureaucracies in times of... Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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World Health Organization won't discuss Ebola mistakes document

The World Health Organization says it won't explain details contained in an internal document obtained by The Associated Press in which the U.N. health agency said it fumbled early attempts to... Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola. Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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In Ohio Ebola probe, info-sharing a sensitive task

Officials addressing Ebola concerns in Ohio say they're trying to keep the public adequately informed without prompting panic or drawing undue attention to people who aren't sick and pose no risk. Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree

Is Ebola the world's worst infectious disease threat since AIDS? In his three decades in public health, the only thing like Ebola has been the AIDS epidemic, said Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the... Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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3 Pennsylvanians being monitored in Ebola probe

Three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are in Texas and have not been back home since the trip, Gov. Tom Corbett and other... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Spin meter: Shaky claims on who is responsible for budgets for agencies fighting Ebola

Budgets for the agencies responsible for fighting Ebola have lost ground in recent years, sparking a partisan blame game in Washington over who's at fault. The truth is all of the parties share... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Lots of disagreement on possible Ebola travel ban

There's little agreement on possible travel restrictions on persons coming from African nations afflicted by Ebola Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Petition calls for Disney animated films to show heroes with Down syndrome

history of human storytelling, the flawed hero is as old as the story of Achilles that the ancient Greeks once told one another on the Acropolis hillside. Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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U.S. government to allow some Haitians to immigrate faster

Thousands of Haitian immigrants approved to move to the United States to join relatives already living here will soon be able to immigrate before a visa is available, the Obama administration... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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First Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been sitting up and eating and has her iPad after being moved to a specialized isolation unit near... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Veteran stuntmen become directors with 'John Wick'

Chad Stahelski and David Leitch speak in shorthand when it comes to shooting sprees. Also mixed martial arts throw-downs, crazy car crashes and escaping explosions. Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Ebola causing some people to change travel plans

Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Arabs from Israel risk arrest to compete in 'Arab Idol' show

Their goal is to win Arab Idol, the Arab world's premiere television song competition, but the journey Manal Mousa, 25, and Haitham Khalaily, 24, have taken from their villages in Israel to the... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship for signs of Ebola

A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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CDC: Nurse with Ebola said she felt funny in Ohio

A Texas nurse indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Kerry: Ebola presents 'test of global citizenship'

Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with world diplomats on Friday to rush more money and supplies to battle the Ebola virus in west Africa, calling it "a real test of global citizenship." Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Writers object after UK court bans abuse memoir

Free speech is under threat, prominent writers said Friday, after a British court halted the publication of a well-known performer's memoir of child abuse because his ex-wife argued that it would harm their son. Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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16 dead in accident at South Korean concert

Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said. Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries — and two of them appear... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Official: 2nd worker isolated within 90 minutes

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health... Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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Lawmakers: Government credibility waning on Ebola

Republican lawmakers indignantly criticized the government response to the arrival of Ebola on U.S. shores Thursday in a tense hearing on Capitol Hill. Top public health officials defended their... Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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