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    Deputies killed in California shooting spree (12 photos)

    Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47,…

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  • Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's personal struggles revealed on social media

    Social media posts penned by the shooter in Friday’s rampage at a Washington State high school portray a head-over-heels teenager who grew more and more tormented when the relationship fell apart.

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    Obama's hands on approach to the ebola crisis (11 photos)

    President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham, part of his personal hands-on approach to convince jittery Americans to trust elite doctors and scientists to keep them safe. Here's a look at some of President Obama's ebola-related meetings... Find more news related pictures in our photo…

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  • Texas Teen Dies Days After Special Early High School Graduation

    Back in January, 17-year-old high school senior Lynzee Ford of Kilgore, Texas, was diagnosed with a nontreatable form of leukemia. Her friends rallied around her, even fixing her mother's home to be wheelchair-friendly. Then, after months of battling the disease with multiple rounds of…

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    Shooting at Washington State high school (29 photos)

    A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school. First-year social studies teacher Megan Silberberger intervened in the attack Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School,…

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  • Why don't Ebola doctors returning from West Africa quarantine themselves?

    That's what some Americans are wondering after officials revealed that Craig Spencer — the 33-year-old New York City doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday — rode the subway, visited a bowling alley in Brooklyn and took a cab to his Harlem apartment hours before he was hospitalized.

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  • Is a 21-day quarantine for Ebola enough?

    It takes up to 21 days for someone who has been exposed to Ebola to develop symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization. And 21 days is the recommended quarantine period for people who come into direct contact with Ebola patients. But is 21…

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    Photos of the day - October 24, 2014 (32 photos)

    Hindu devotees prepare to receive rice as offerings being distributed by the temple authority on the occasion of the 'Annakut' festival in Kolkata, Israeli police detain a Palestinian youth following clashes after Friday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz and Caroline…

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    Ebola in New York City (23 photos)

    Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him. Even…

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  • Why New York’s Ebola case won’t be a rerun of Dallas's

    NEW YORK — Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from Guinea, became the fourth person ever diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil on Thursday night. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center by paramedics in hazmat suits and placed in the site’s isolation…

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  • Now I get it: Senate midterm elections

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  • NYPD officers seen discarding gloves, masks into garbage can near Ebola patient's apartment

    New York City officials urged the public to remain calm after a doctor became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola. But the image of two NYPD officers disposing protective masks and gloves into a garbage can on the sidewalk near the doctor's apartment is raising some eyebrows, at…

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  • How the North Carolina Senate race became ground zero for what's wrong with 2014

    But with less than two weeks left until the midterm elections, it’s clear the Tar Heel State has indeed emerged as a ground zero — though not in the way the GOP chairman meant. The highly competitive Senate race in North Carolina is the multimillion-dollar epicenter of the negative campaigning that…

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  • NYC hospital tests doctor who had been to West Africa for Ebola

    A doctor who recently returned to the United States from West Africa was rushed to a hospital in New York City on Thursday and is being tested for Ebola, hospital officials said.

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  • Apple Pay Will Change How You Buy Everything — Someday

    “Apple Pay is going to be huge,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said last week. “It’s going to change the way we pay for things.”

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  • Sources: NBA owners nix lottery reform plan

    The NBA’s draft lottery reform was voted down by the league’s owners Wednesday at the Board of Governors meetings in New York, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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  • Aretha Franklin's Press Tour Goes Hilariously Bad

    Eyebrow raising, eye rolling, and awkward pauses are not things news anchors hope to get out of guests during interviews. Aretha Franklin doesn't do a whole lot of interviews on live television, and now we might know why. During a recent press tour via satellite for her new album, "Aretha Franklin…

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