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Texas health care worker quarantined aboard cruise ship

Texas health care worker quarantined aboard cruise ship

October 17th, 2014 9:48 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement Friday that the woman had shown no signs of the disease and has been asymptomatic for 19 days.

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WHO admits it botched response to the Ebola outbreak

WHO admits it botched response to the Ebola outbreak

October 17th, 2014 9:45 am by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer

In a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, the agency says "nearly everyone" involved in the response failed to notice the potential for Ebola's explosive spread.

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Music to the ears of a country hurting in the Ebola crisis

Music to the ears of a country hurting in the Ebola crisis

October 17th, 2014 9:36 am by Brad Hicks

Pianist from Liberia to hold recital Sunday in Johnson City to raise money for music school in Ebola-torn country

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HIV+ pastor who confessed to affairs temporarily banned

HIV+ pastor who confessed to affairs temporarily banned

October 16th, 2014 3:46 pm by PHIL RAWLS, Associated Press

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price issued a preliminary injunction, as sought by deacons and trustees of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

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Hiding crime? FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

Hiding crime? FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

October 16th, 2014 3:42 pm by ERIC TUCKER and JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

Privacy advocates and technology experts called the concerns exaggerated and little more than recycled arguments the government has raised against encryption since the early 1990s.

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 percent

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 percent

October 16th, 2014 11:29 am by Associated Press

It was the fourth straight week of declines for mortgage rates, making it more affordable to borrow to buy a home.

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Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

October 16th, 2014 11:12 am by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

Authorities are examining whether guidelines need to be rewritten.

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Women in video games: Feminist speaker questions Utah's campus gun laws

Women in video games: Feminist speaker questions Utah's campus gun laws

October 16th, 2014 10:01 am by LINDSAY WHITEHURST and ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press

Anita Sarkeesian, a well-known critic of the portrayal of women in video games, canceled her appearance after an anonymous threat to kill her and others in a mass shooting.

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Tennessee inmate accused of threatening prosecutor

Tennessee inmate accused of threatening prosecutor

October 16th, 2014 9:14 am by Associated Press

An inmate at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison is accused of threatening to kill an assistant district attorney in a letter that also contained a white powder the inmate claimed was anthrax.

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Google tries to upstage Apple with latest devices

Google tries to upstage Apple with latest devices

October 15th, 2014 4:16 pm by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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