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US steps up domestic response to Ebola crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

NEW YORK (AP) — A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area. She has now been diagnosed with Ebola and officials are now contacting other passengers on the plane.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Success for 2nd station spacewalk in 2 weeks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts replaced a failed electrical unit at the International Space Station on Wednesday, restoring full power to the orbiting lab.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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2 men cleared in 1985 NYC kidnapping, killing

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who served nearly 30 years in prison for a New York City murder is being freed after prosecutors concluded he falsely confessed when he was 16.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Prosecutors say dead babies were found clothed

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — They were hidden away in closets just a few feet from where their siblings slept: the skeletal remains of three infants found in a squalid, vermin-infested house.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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