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Global Seafloor Survey Reveals Volcanic Wonderland

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:46pm
A new map of Earth's ocean floor reveals towering volcanoes, hidden gashes where supercontinents ripped apart and other never-before-seen features.






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Ebola Patient's Texas Family Frets About Hugs, Kisses

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:21pm
Children showered Thomas Edward Duncan with hugs and kisses the weekend he fell ill with the virus, a relative says.






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Ebola Victim's Mom: 'I Pray for You to Get Well'

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:54pm
Thomas Eric Duncan's mother says in a video message she's sure God will find a way for them to see each other again.






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How One Pair of Glasses Can Make a Difference to Many

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:40pm
Joe Carbone was a New York kid who loved trouble and hated school. But he caught a break as a teen: he had his eyes tested and got glasses.
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Appeals Court Lets Texas Enforce Strict Abortion Law

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:57pm
A federal appeals court allowed Texas to begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions while it considers a challenge to the sweeping law.






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Disease Detectives Cast Wide Ebola Net in Dallas

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:33pm
Disease detectives are casting a wide net in trying to track down anyone who might have been exposed to Ebola from a patient in Dallas.






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Brian Williams: The Olympics No One Seems to Want

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:32pm
The only two places left in the running to host 'the Olympics no one seems to want' are Beijing and a resort in Kazakhstan.
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Make the Case: Is the U.N. Effective?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:59pm
Josh Muravchik, of the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins, and Phyllis Bennis, of the Institute for Policy Studies, debate whether the UN is still necessary.
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Take Cover: 40 Million in the Path of Violent Storms

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:25pm
A line of powerful thunderstorms rumbled across the middle of the country Thursday, grounding flights in Chicago and Dallas.






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Sex Abuse Alleged at Immigrant Detention Center

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:24pm
A complaint filed with the federal government alleges guards and staff at a Karnes City, Texas detention center have sexually abused immigrant women.
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JPMorgan Says Breach Affected 76 Million Households

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:19pm
JPMorgan Chase disclosed to the SEC that a security breach this summer affects some 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.
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Liberia to Prosecute Man Who Brought Ebola to U.S.: Report

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:21pm
On a questionnaire obtained by The Associated Press, Thomas Eric Duncan said he had not had contact with anyone infected by the disease.






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No Law Requires People to Tell Airlines They're Sick

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:12pm
It's "highly unlikely" that Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan would be prosecuted under U.S. law for not telling airlines he might be seriously ill.
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Teresa Giudice of 'Real Housewives' Gets 15 Months

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:06pm
Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges in federal court in Newark.
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Fighting Ebola 101: 6 Household Items That Can Protect You

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:26pm
Without enough haz-mat suits to go around, charities are shipping household items out to West Africa to protect people against transmission of the deadly virus.
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GM Recalls 117,651 Vehicles in North America

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:12pm
All are from model years 2013 or 2014 and includes certain models of Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans and Cadillac CTS and Escalades, among others.






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What's a 'Contact'? Your Guide to Ebola Jargon

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:57pm
Confused by all the Ebola jargon? We can help you out.






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Where It Started: Taxi Driver on Ebola Patient's Fateful Ride

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:45pm
A Liberian taxi driver told NBC News about the U.S. Ebola patient's taxi ride with a pregnant victim.
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Dracula's Dungeon Found in Turkey? Tale Gets Tangled

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:27pm
A report about the discovery of dungeons that once held the real-life "Dracula" has sparked a buzz on the Internet — plus follow-up questions.
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Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Faces Death Penalty

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:07pm
Alton Nolen is accused of beheading one co-worker with a vegetable knife and stabbing another one repeatedly after getting suspended from his job.






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