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World faces $650 billion housing problem

CNBC - 11 hours 44 min ago
330 million urban households globally live in substandard housing or are so financially stretched by housing costs they forgo other basic needs.
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First Draft: Shaheen Advice to Obama: No Need to Come to New Hampshire

The New York Times - 12 hours 50 min ago
Senator Jeanne Shaheen was questioned about the president’s campaign role, or lack of one, during a debate Thursday night with Scott Brown.

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US colleges produce most billionaires

CNBC - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:06pm
American universities produce the majority of the world's billionaires, according to this year's Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census report.
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Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:02pm
Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned from Guinea last week, remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center. Authorities are tracing anyone who might have come into contact with him recently.

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Rick S. Piltz, Firebrand on Climate, Dies at 71

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:01pm
Mr. Piltz, a climate policy analyst, resigned from the administration of George W. Bush in 2005, accusing it of distorting scientific findings for political reasons and then releasing internal White House documents to support his contention.

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Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers, police say

FOX News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:47pm
New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.
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A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: End Hurdle to Job After Prison

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:08pm
Cities and states are approving laws that forbid criminal-history questions on most job applications, part of an effort to ease ex-offenders’ re-entry into society.

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Man attacks New York cops with hatchet

CNN - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:48pm
A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada.
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Shaheen: Obama N.H. visit doesn't make sense

POLITICO - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:48pm
She says Obama is "exactly where he needs to be" -- in Washington.
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K-9 ‘Agents’ Lift Spirits of the Secret Service With Heroics at the White House

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:41pm
Two dogs, Jordan and Hurricane, made a flawless catch of a fence jumper at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Unsolved Murders Prompt Outcry on Lack of Justice for the Poor

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:40pm
After four unsolved killings in a year, some residents of Huntington Station, on Long Island, say that the police are not paying enough attention to crimes against poor or Hispanic people.
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Three dead in mid-air collision

CNN - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:20pm
Three people died and two were injured when a small aircraft and helicopter collided on Thursday afternoon at a municipal airport in Frederick, Maryland.
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New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola

CNN - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:20pm
With a quick glance at Dr. Craig Spencer's work history, it is apparent he has an affinity for helping those in need.
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Matter: As Ebola Spreads, So Have Several Fallacies

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:19pm
Flu season will bring a virus that spreads far faster than Ebola, and will kill thousands.

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New York says it's ready and able to fight Ebola

POLITICO - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:07pm
A Doctors Without Borders physician was in Guinea.
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Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:50pm
An Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys was not tested in humans until now, after the severe outbreak in West Africa forced governments to step in.

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Jihadist Captive Faces Terror Charges in U.S.

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:45pm
The former Russian soldier who joined mujahedeen fighters during Russia’s war in Afghanistan in 1980s also later fought against American troops until his capture in 2009.
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Doctor tests positive for Ebola in NYC

CNBC - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:38pm
A doctor in New York City who was recently treating Ebola patients in Guinea has himself tested positive for the virus.
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Race Tests Democrats’ Viability in West Virginia

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:32pm
Representative Nick J. Rahall II has defiantly held on to his seat in a district that faults White House policy for the area’s declining coal industry.
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In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions

The New York Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:22pm
For many of the survivors of the 2007 shooting in Baghdad, the verdicts offered some solace after a traumatic event that became synonymous with the worst of the American occupation.
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