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Student with meningitis on life support

FOX News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:30am
San Diego State University says a student with meningitis remains on life support but she's not expected to recover.
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First Draft: A Bipartisan Bet: Louisiana Race Is Headed for a Runoff

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:51pm
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made its first post-Election Day buy in Louisiana, joining the Republicans in starting to prepare for a likely runoff in the state’s Senate race.






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Experts Oppose Ebola Travel Ban, Saying It Would Cut Off Worst-Hit Countries

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:40pm
Health specialists said a travel ban would do more harm than good because it would isolate impoverished nations that are barely able to cope with the Ebola outbreak.






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Hurricane Gonzalo strikes Bermuda

CNBC - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:23pm
Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda, lashing the tiny island chain with sustained winds topping 100 miles per hour.
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California man awaiting trial charged in plot to kill 9 witnesses; investigators find hit list

FOX News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:46pm
A Northern California man awaiting trial for insurance fraud has been charged with plotting to kill nine witnesses set to testify against him.
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Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:26pm
Some people enrolled in private coverage through the Affordable Care Act are hesitating to use their insurance because of the high out-of-pocket costs.






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Before Ebola, New Czar Handled Political Crises

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:23pm
A seasoned crisis-response operative, Ron Klain, is charged with managing the federal efforts to contain the deadly virus.






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Ebola in U.S.: Who has it, who doesn't

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:20pm
As of Friday, eight confirmed cases of Ebola have been or are being treated in the United States. Dozens of others are being monitored.
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7 reasons why Kansas City's a winner

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:18pm
For much of the next 10 days, the center of the baseball universe will not be Boston or L.A. but Kansas City, where the scrappy, longshot Royals will be playing in the World Series for the first time in 29 years.
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Same-sex marriage in Alaska, Wyoming can proceed

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:18pm
Same-sex marriage in Alaska can move forward after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected the state's request to delay enforcement. The one-sentence order from the justices denying a stay means gays and lesbians could soon legally wed.
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Obama Administration to Expedite Family Reunification for Some Haitians

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:15pm
The Obama administration said it would expedite visas for those Haitians who have already been approved to join family members in the United States.
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White House to Cut Funding for Risky Biological Study

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:11pm
The decision is a reversal of the government’s approach to supporting scientific efforts to intensify viruses, called gain of function.
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Holder Decision on Benghazi Case Reverberates

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:04pm
Senior F.B.I. and Justice Department officials worry that it was a mistake to entrust the case to an office with less experience in trying terrorists.
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Amid Assurances on Ebola, Obama Is Said to Seethe

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:47pm
President Obama has assured the public that the government’s response was adequate. But he has also quietly faulted the handling as “not tight.”
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Oil's decline is a bad thing? Nonsense!

CNBC - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:41pm
One of the absolutely stupidest things I have heard in recent weeks is that the recent drop in oil prices is bad, says Larry Kudlow.
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Calls to Use Yucca Mountain as a Nuclear Waste Site, Now Deemed Safe

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:33pm
A report concluded that the design for a proposed disposal spot 100 miles from Las Vegas had the required multiple barriers to ensure long-term safety.






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Op-Ed Contributor: Free Pigs From the Abusive Crates

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:32pm
New Jersey’s governor should sign the bill that ends this practice.
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Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:04pm
The man who fatally shot a teenager in Missouri in August has told investigators that he feared for his life, according to officials.
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Obama Names Democratic Operative to Coordinate Ebola Response

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:52pm
The appointment of Ron Klain, a White House veteran, spoke of the seriousness of the situation for the administration, which hoped to put the management of the crisis back on track.






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Health Scare in Texas Also Sends Political Ripples

The New York Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:51pm
Gov. Rick Perry’s back-seat public role in the Ebola drama was an unlikely position for an assertive, hands-on executive.
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