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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 2:46am

Back from a Liberia trip, the patient developed Ebola-like symptoms. One hospital sent him home. A few days later he ended up in an Ebola isolation ward and died. What went wrong?

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Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture Seedling Grandson

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 2:45am

A man remembers the grandfather who taught him valuable lessons and helped him grow. "He is a part of everything that I am," says Santiago Arredondo.

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'Halt And Catch Fire' Explores What It Was Like For Women In '80s Tech

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 2:44am

Mackenzie Davis, lead actress in the AMC show, says she's more interested in the story of an underdog woman than of a "damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams."

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A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 2:43am

The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event's panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.

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On The California Shore, Sizing Up Female Marines' Combat Readiness

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 2:42am

The Marines are conducting a yearlong experiment aimed at settling whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat. The goal is to create gender-neutral physical standards.

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Pranksters Release 72,000 Ladybugs In Maryland High School

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 5:49am

The buggy mess reportedly broke one of the school's air conditioning units, and janitors from other schools had to come help clean up. It's fair to say the principal is seeing spots.

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Michigan County Police Blotter: Adult Food Fights

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 5:44am

A woman ordered ice cream at a store in Michigan, and she had a fit when she wasn't given enough sprinkles. At a nearby hotel, two women fought over whose waffle was in the lobby waffle maker.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Veto; Abolish Death Penalty

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Nebraska lawmakers have abolished the red state's death penalty. The governor had tried to veto a bill repealing the death penalty but the one-house legislature overrode the veto 30-19. Nebraska has executed only three prisoners since the 1950s, the last in 1997.

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Families In Houston Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating Floods

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Texas and Oklahoma continue to recover from deadly storms, with more bodies being discovered as floodwaters recede. In Houston — one of the most damaged areas — thousands are cleaning out flooded homes and cars.

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Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.

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Illegal Migration From Africa Is Now An Industry, Ethnographer Says

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to Ruben Andersson, who studies West African migrants trying to reach Europe. He says most efforts to control clandestine migration will only make the situation worse.

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After Arrests, Calls For Soccer's Governing Body To Be Overhauled

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Some of the biggest leaders in world soccer have been charged with corruption stretching back decades. Reaction from around the world is pouring in as the story continues to unfold.

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Rick Santorum Announces Another Run For GOP's Presidential Nominee

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum officially joined the list of 2016 Republican presidential contenders on Wednesday. Santorum, the surprise winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, may have an even tough task ahead of him in 2016.

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The Very Strange Life Of Nepal's Child Goddess

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

She's young and beautiful, and a glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. She's Nepal's living goddess, or kumari, who is selected as a small child and lives a life of isolation and secrecy.

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Top Spelling Contestants Give Advice To The Next Generation

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Kids from across the country compete Thursday night in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The documentary "Spellbound," captured the drama involving eight kids who competed in the bee 16 years ago. David Greene reports.

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Kentucky's GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

After a close three-way race, Republican Matt Bevin is set to be declared the winner of Kentucky's gubernatorial primary. A majority of his own party's electorate voted for other candidates.

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Sponsors Monitor Corruption Charges Against Soccer Officials

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

The arrest of seven FIFA officials in Zurich is raising big questions for the corporations that underwrite soccer's main event, The World Cup. Coca-Cola, Adidas and other big-name sponsors are withholding public comment for now.

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Navajo Nation Witnesses Changing Landscape: Growing Sand Dunes

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

A third of the Navajo Nation is now covered with sand dunes. So much sand that residents have to frequently plow to keep their road open. A research scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey says she's worried about the Navajo because drought, combined with increasing temperature, are making it harder for them to live in the harsh conditions.

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Southeast Asia Nations To Meet To Discuss Migrant Crisis

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Representatives will meet in Bangkok on Friday to discuss the refugee crisis. The migrants are mainly members of Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya community and economic migrants from Bangladesh.

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Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Home prices are definitely on the rise again across the country. Overall though, with sales and new construction still at ho-hum levels, the housing recovering remains choppy at the national level and inconsistent from market to market. That's puzzling some economists.

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