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Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

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After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in the Toledo area are becoming a big headache for those who keep drinking water safe even far... Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

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Joan Rivers funeral set for Sunday

Joan Rivers' plans for an elaborate, over-the-top funeral may not be exactly what she will get, but it may be close. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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A farewell to art: New York eatery's big Picasso to move

For over half a century, New York City's Four Seasons restaurant has been a place where Picasso meets the power lunch. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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In shapes of all kinds, Mark Ruffalo hits a stride

With a string of films, from the lauded AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" to the musical rebirth tale "Begin Again" to the upcoming wrestling drama "Foxcatcher," the man many know as the Hulk has... Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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Exhibit examines making of 'Gone With the Wind'

Film buffs can get a glimpse of Scarlett O'Hara's iconic green curtain dress and other items related to the making "Gone With the Wind" at an exhibit set to open in Austin, Texas, next week. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis

Authorities are ordering people in Sierra Leone to stay inside their homes for three days later this month as part of an effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has killed more than 2,000 people... Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped into chaos. Each day, more patients showed up at the hospital's... Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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Pesticide drift is persistent problem for organic farmers

The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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A look at Hawaii volcano spewing lava toward homes

Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava... Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition, being treated in Nebraska

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his... Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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2 Pippins, past and present, star in musical tour

Fans of the musical "Pippin" will get a special treat this weekend in Denver: They'll get to see two Pippins for the price of one. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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Toronto Film Festival holds 'Bill Murray Day'

The Toronto Film Festival turned its second day into a very welcome new holiday, "Bill Murray Day," an honor the comedian received, naturally, with bemusement. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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National Institutes of Health finds old ricin, other forgotten germs in labs

The National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for... Read more »

Published Sept. 5, 2014

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WHO: Use Ebola survivors' blood to treat patients

Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it would accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in... Read more »

Published Sept. 5, 2014

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'So You Think You Can Dance' winner meets Broadway cast

The latest winner of TV's "So You Think You Can Dance" has gotten an up-close-and-personal look at one of his prizes — a big Broadway show. Read more »

Published Sept. 5, 2014

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Medical examiner: Joan Rivers' cause of death unknown

Further tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers' cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says. Read more »

Published Sept. 5, 2014

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US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said Friday. Read more »

Published Sept. 5, 2014

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White House asks for $30 million for CDC's Ebola efforts

The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa. Read more »

Published Sept. 5, 2014

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FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments. Read more »

Published Sept. 4, 2014

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Court rules against gay marriage bans in 2 states

A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. Read more »

Published Sept. 4, 2014

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Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died... Read more »

Published Sept. 4, 2014

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Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power... Read more »

Published Sept. 4, 2014

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Brazil's maternal milk banks model for globe

Thirty years ago, poor Brazilian women were paid to give away their breast milk, leaving their children at risk of malnourishment. Equipment at the few milk collection centers that existed was so... Read more »

Published Sept. 4, 2014

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Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded... Read more »

Published Sept. 3, 2014

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