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'Epidemic of Fear': Shrugs, Jitters at NYC Ebola Case

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:50am
Reaction to the news that a doctor tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus in New York was met with indifference to wariness over subway commutes.

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Trapped Again: Yazidis Fear New ISIS Onslaught in Iraq

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:50am
“The situation is really bad, and it’s worsening by the minute,” one fighter said.

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$50,000 Reward to Find Killer of Girl Shot Outside Home

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:30am
A more than $50,000 reward was offered Thursday to find the killer of a 9-year-old girl who was playing with her friends in front of her family's Anaheim home when she was fatally shot.

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Girl, 4, Found Dead at NYC Homeless Shelter: Cops

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:24am
A 4-year-old girl was found dead at a Queens homeless shelter and authorities are classifying her death as "suspicious," police say.

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What More Can We Do? ISIS Hostage's Mom Makes New Plea

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:26am
The mother of an American captive threatened with execution by ISIS made a new plea to the group on Twitter for information about how to help her son.

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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide to Robert Kennedy, Dies at 90

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:50am
Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who announced the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, died Thursday. He was 90.

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After Ebola Diagnosis, Shrugs and Fear in New York City

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:52pm
Reaction to the news that a doctor tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus in New York was met with indifference to wariness over subway commutes.

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Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:34pm
A doctor just back from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.

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Parents Back Teen Accused of Plotting to Kill Them

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:07pm
Michigan authorities say 15-year-old girl and her 23-year-old boyfriend plotted to kill her entire family. WDIV's Lauren Podell reports.

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Critics Slam EU's New Deal on 40 Percent Carbon Cut

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:24pm
European Union leaders say they've set a new global standard with a target to cut carbon emissions by 2030 to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels.
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Cabbage Patch Kid: Girl Fights Hunger With Crops

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:40pm
Each night this week, NBC's Nightly News will catch up with the subjects of some of its most popular stories in the "Making a Difference" series.

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'Compelled': Ebola Survivor Tells Why He Went to Liberia

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:24pm
NBC News' Kate Snow sat down with Ebola survivor and NBC News freelancer Ashoka Mukpo on Wednesday. Here are extra excerpts from their interview.

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Brian Williams: Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Skills

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:21pm
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a delighted Beijing audience that his Chinese is "terrible," but that he likes a challenge.
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Amazon Fire Phone Proves to Be an Expensive Flop

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:48pm
Amazon says it recorded a $170 million write-down in the third quarter largely related to its unsold stockpile of Fire smartphones.
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What You Need to Know About the Battle Over Voting Laws

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm
Legal battles are raging over voter ID laws and cutbacks in early voting in the run-up to Nov. 4 election.
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School Shifts Gears After NBC Synthetic Turf Report

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:24pm
After seeing an NBC News report on the potential health risks of artificial turf, a small school outside of Seattle plans to use different material.
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Microsoft Co-Founder Bumps Ebola Effort to $100 Million

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:17pm
Paul Allen said the money will pay for programs to train doctors and to build special containment units to evacuate any who get infected.

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Single Case of Ebola Confirmed in West Africa's Mali

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:06pm
A 2-year-old girl is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in Mali, the West African country's health minister said.

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Plane-Copter Collision Kills Three in Maryland

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:34pm
Three people were killed and two were injured in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a single-engine plane Thursday in Maryland.

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Dying Woman Slams Doc on Assisted-Suicide Remarks

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:27pm
Brittany Maynard says a top palliative care doctor’s remarks about her are “disrespectful and disturbing.”

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