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U.N. Ambassador In Sierra Leone For Closer Look At Ebola Crisis

October 27, 2014 - 12:35pm

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.

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Chiquita Fruit Company Is Bought By Two Brazilian Firms

October 27, 2014 - 11:29am

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.

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Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

October 27, 2014 - 10:51am

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the '70s and '80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."

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Death Penalty Reportedly Sought For Captain In Korean Ferry Disaster

October 27, 2014 - 10:48am

Lee Joon-seok, master of the Sewol, is accused of abandoning his passengers when the vessel went down in April. More than 300 people died.

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The Red Cross Is Using Text Messaging To Take Down Ebola

October 27, 2014 - 9:55am

Working with the government, the Red Cross sends 2 million texts a month to people in Sierra Leone, reminding them to wash their hands, take their temperature and protect themselves from Ebola.

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N.J. Says Quarantined Nurse Will Be Discharged, Allowed To Leave

October 27, 2014 - 9:53am

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who spent the weekend in mandatory quarantine after arriving in New Jersey from West Africa, will be discharged from the hospital and allowed to leave the state, officials say.

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'Welcome Back, Kotter' Actress Marcia Strassman Dies At 66

October 27, 2014 - 8:55am

She also had roles in M*A*S*H and the 1989 Rick Moranis comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

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Town In Hawaii Prepares For Possible Evacuation Ahead Of Lava Flow

October 27, 2014 - 7:53am

On the state's Big Island, the town of Pahoa is packing up to leave if the flow from Mount Kilauea continues its advance.

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Pro-Western Parties Sweep Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections

October 27, 2014 - 7:01am

Exit polls show parties allied with President Petro Poroshenko have won a clear majority, but the results are likely to further anger Russia.

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Attacker Made Video Of Himself Before Shooting, Canadian Police Say

October 27, 2014 - 6:23am

Police say they have "persuasive evidence" the shooting at a war memorial and Parliament building was ideologically and politically driven. The video, under analysis, will not be released for now.

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After Sunday Service, Georgia Churches Get Souls To The Polls

October 27, 2014 - 4:36am

If Democrat Michelle Nunn wins in Georgia, it will likely be because of strong African-American voter turnout. Black churches are busing congregants to early voting locations after Sunday services.

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In Crimea, Many Signs Of Russia, Few Of Resistance

October 27, 2014 - 4:36am

Russia's takeover of Crimea extends from the flags over government buildings to passports to the labels on wine bottles. Despite the international criticism, many Crimeans are happy to rejoin Moscow.

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Corneal Implants Might Make Reading Glasses Obsolete

October 27, 2014 - 4:36am

For most people, the need for reading glasses is as inevitable as gray hair and wrinkles. Companies are experimenting with corneal implants to improve the ability to focus close up.

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In The Hospital, A Bad Translation Can Destroy A Life

October 27, 2014 - 4:36am

When patient and doctor don't speak the same language, it's not enough to have an ad hoc interpreter. You need an adult fluent in both languages — who can also cut through medical jargon.

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Student Who Was Hospitalized After School Shooting In Washington Dies

October 27, 2014 - 2:06am

A student opened fire in a cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, killing another student. A second wounded teenager died on Sunday, hospital officials said.

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U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Cements Its Dominance

October 26, 2014 - 10:20pm

The U.S. team didn't give up a single goal in the 5-game CONCACAF tournament. They capped off their performance Sunday with a near-perfect 6-0 game against Costa Rica.

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N.Y., N.J. Say Quarantine Will Keep Some People At Home, Not At Hospitals

October 26, 2014 - 9:22pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola will be required to remain at home for three weeks. New Jersey said it, too, would allow home quarantine.

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Wins Tight Re-Election Vote

October 26, 2014 - 8:20pm

Rouseff will serve a second term as president of Brazil, after a contentious and close campaign.

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Evacuations Possible As Lava Continues To Flow From Hawaii Volcano

October 26, 2014 - 7:23pm

Lava from the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is approaching a rural town.

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As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

October 26, 2014 - 5:56pm

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.

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