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Is America Ready for Another Ebola Outbreak?

5 hours 52 min ago
As Ebola ravages thousands in West Africa, state health officials are scrambling to prepare for the possibility of more spillover cases here at home.

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Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

5 hours 58 min ago
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, has died. He was 82.

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'Blade Runner' Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

6 hours 28 min ago
Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down her sentence to the 'Blade Runner," who was convicted of culpable homicide.

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Watch Live: 'Blade Runner' Pistorius Is Sentenced

6 hours 36 min ago
Judge Thokozile Masipa will hand down her sentence to the 'Blade Runner," who was convicted of culpable homicide.

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Record High: Opium Poppies Flourish Despite $7B Battle

7 hours 2 min ago
A new report says the U.S. should consider a new approach after Afghan opium production reaches record levels despite a 10 year effort to control it.
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Takedown: Cartel Bust Nets 500 Pounds of Meth

7 hours 9 min ago
A total of 22 people were arrested from the drug trafficking ring linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Federation drug cartel.
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State Supreme Court Judge Suspended Over Porn Emails

7 hours 26 min ago
The action follows disclosures by Chief Justice Ron Castille that Seamus McCaffery sent or received 234 emails with sexually explicit content or porn.

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Coming Up: 'Blade Runner' Pistorius Is Sentenced

8 hours 10 min ago
Judge Thokozile Masipa will hand down her sentence to the 'Blade Runner," who was convicted of culpable homicide.

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Judgment Day: Could 'Blade Runner' Pistorius Escape Jail?

10 hours 39 min ago
Oscar Pistorius' future will be decided Tuesday when he is sentenced for the fatal shooting of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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Oil CEO Dies in a Moscow Plane Crash

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:09pm
The CEO of one the world's largest oil companies died in Moscow when his plane "collided with a snow-clearing machine," according to a spokesperson.

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Infection Protection: New Ebola Guidelines Stress Gear Ritual

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:41pm
The CDC issued new detailed guidelines Monday for health care workers who meet Ebola patients.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against California Mayor's Wife

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:35pm
The brother of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has filed suit against Crespo's wife, who allegedly shot her husband dead during an argument.
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'We're a Family': Nurses at Ebola Hospital Break Silence

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:00pm
Three nurses from the Dallas hospital where an Ebola patient died and where two nurses contracted the virus spoke to reporters Monday.

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Pooch Perfect: Pilots Fly Rescue Dogs to 'Forever Homes'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:55pm
An organization called "Pilots N Paws" coordinates pilots with shelters to bring dogs — and other animals — to safety.

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American Fights for Liberian Orphans Amid Own Ebola Scare

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:37pm
When Liberia closed schools to fight Ebola, Katie Meyler didn't go home to New Jersey: She raced to help children victimized twice by the epidemic.
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Alabama House Speaker Arrested on 23 Felony Charges

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:37pm
Mike Hubbard is accused of misusing his office as speaker and his previous post as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party.
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Brian Williams: Nine Female Justices Enough for Ginsburg

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:20pm
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s often asked how many female justices would be “enough” on the Supreme Court.
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Soccer Player Dies After Goal-Celebration Flip

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:59pm
Peter Biaksangzuala damaged his spinal cord while attempting to do a front-flip after scoring a goal for his club, Bethlehem Vengthlang FC.

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Human Brain Finds Fairness Naturally Rewarding: Study

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:57pm
New research shows that the same part of the brain that lights up when a person is rewarded for their work responds more when that award is fair.

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Hannah Graham Case Suspect Charged in Previous Sex Attack

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:17pm
The older assault has been linked by DNA to the 2009 murder of another college student.

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