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Friday's Top 6 News Stories

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:37am
From another American getting diagnosed with Ebola to Turkey joining the fight against ISIS, see the stories we're following.






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Kin Seek Court Order to Prove Brain-Dead Teen Is Alive

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:34am
The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead last year is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive.
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Australia Sends Special Forces to Hit 'Death Cult' ISIS

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:28am
Australian special forces troops will be deployed in Iraq to assist in the fight against ISIS militants, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.
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NBC News Freelancer in Africa Diagnosed With Ebola

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:09am
An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the U.S. for treatment.






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What Autumn? Triple-Digit Temperatures Roast California

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:28am
California was roasting under an autumn heat wave Friday with temperatures into the low 100s even as the rest of the country unpacked winter clothes.






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Foul-Mouthed Biden Reveals What He Really Thinks of Job

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:40am
Vice President Joe Biden joked that his job can be a "bitch" while speaking to students on Thursday night.






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Is an Elite College Worth $170,000 in Debt?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:14am
Shouldn’t a black, male valedictorian from the south side of Chicago go to America’s number-one ranked liberal arts school if he has the chance?






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New Jersey Nun Who 'Cured' Blindness to Be Beatified

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:05am
Sister Miriam Teresa, who took vows on her deathbed, will be the first Catholic proclaimed "blessed" on American soil.






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Marine Presumed Dead After Bailing Out Into Persian Gulf

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:04am
Two pilots and two enlisted personnel were aboard the MV-22B Osprey when it took off from USS Makin Island on Wednesday in the Persian Gulf.
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Are U.S. Hospitals Really Ready to Tackle Ebola?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:57am
The hospital that initially sent home a man sickened with Ebola highlights an urgent need to better train medical staff on the virus, experts say.






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Porn Email Scandal Grips Pennsylvania Capitol

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:54am
A scandal over emails containing pornography by current and former members of the attorney general's office has gripped the Pennsylvania Capitol.
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'Umbrella Revolution' Protesters Scuffle With Rivals

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:43am
There were scuffles between pro-democracy campaigners and Beijing supporters Friday, hours after Hong Kong’s leader agreed to open talks.






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Powerful Storm Column Bears Down on Nashville

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:30am
Damaging winds left more than 250,000 homes and businesses without power across Texas on Thursday and tornadoes were reported Arkansas and Missouri.






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It's Not Tough to Avoid Airport Screenings for Ebola

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:12am
People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, healthcare experts say.






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Disney Ferris Wheel Breaks Down, Stranding Riders

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:29am
California Adventure Ferris wheel riders were stranded for about 90 minutes in high heat on Thursday after the ride broke down.






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Hundreds of Thousands Lose Power in Severe Storms

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:46pm
A line of powerful thunderstorms rumbled across the middle of the country Thursday, grounding flights in Chicago and Dallas.
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Hundreds of Thousands Lose Power in Severe Storms

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:46pm
A line of powerful thunderstorms rumbled across the middle of the country Thursday, grounding flights in Chicago and Dallas.
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Take Cover: Power Out, Flights Grounded by Severe Storms

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:46pm
A line of powerful thunderstorms rumbled across the middle of the country Thursday, grounding flights in Chicago and Dallas.






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NBC's Dr. Nancy: 'We Present Zero to Minimal Risk'

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:46pm
The NBC News freelancer who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia was diagnosed early, and his reporting team is healthy, NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman said.






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Human Error Not to Blame for Missed Diagnosis: Hospital

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:26pm
The Dallas hospital that mistakenly sent home a man who had Ebola says flawed software and not human error caused doctors to miss the diagnosis.
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