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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Citing Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:25

Navarro College in Corsiana, Texas, later apologized for the letter, saying it had sent "incorrect information" to some international applicants.

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Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:07

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.

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Ebola Evacuees: Who Are They, Where'd They Go, How'd They Fare?

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:29

They caught the virus. Or had contact with a patient that put them at high risk. And they were flown out of West Africa for treatment — at a cost as high as $200,000 per person.

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Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:22

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.

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In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession Level

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:37

As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the deficit dropped to 2.8 percent of GDP — in dollar terms, the lowest level since 2008.

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For A U.S. Hostage Facing Death, Syria Meant A New Life

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:08

Abdul-Rahman Kassig went to Iraq as a U.S. soldier and returned to the Middle East to establish his own aid mission. Now he's a captive of the Islamic State in Syria, which is threatening to kill him.

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Ebola In The United States: What Happened When

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:51

Taming Ebola virus is now a challenge for the American health care system. We track the U.S. experience with Ebola from the appearance of an Ebola strain in laboratory monkeys in Reston, Va., in 1989.

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The Texas Road Food Takeover: Smoked, Fried And Tex-Mex

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:26

Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.

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What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:25

Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.

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Thailand's Leader Hints At Putting Off Return To Democracy

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:13

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a May coup, had originally said that elections would be held by late 2015. Now he suggests the date could be pushed back.

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Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Rules That Closed Most Texas Clinics

Tue, 2014-10-14 20:27

The Fifth Circuit court had ruled that the laws, requiring admitting privileges and pricy upgrades, could go into effect as it considered the case. The Supreme Court decided otherwise late Tuesday.

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Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan Awarded Booker Prize

Tue, 2014-10-14 20:01

The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."

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In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass Graves

Tue, 2014-10-14 16:46

Officials also announced that they had arrested 14 other police officers they say had a hand in the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

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High Court Places Hold On Texas Law That Would've Closed Most Abortion Providers

Tue, 2014-10-14 16:17

The Supreme Court agreed to block parts of the law from going into effect, while it is challenged in the court system.

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IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

Tue, 2014-10-14 15:50

Overnight, dozens of occupiers were arrested as police worked to clear some main thoroughfares blocked during massive acts of civil disobedience.

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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:33

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

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Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:30

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.

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Benghazi Suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, Is Indicted On 17 New Charges

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:25

According to the indictment, Khattala was the leader of a militia group that attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, killing four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:11

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.

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Ebola Volunteers Are Needed — But Signing On Isn't Easy

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:03

Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.

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