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  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing list of medical workers infected while battling to halt its spread across West Africa. Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea,…

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  • Concerns grow over damage to EU wheat crop quality

    By Sybille de La Hamaide PARIS (Reuters) - Europe is heading toward a large wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that much of it could only be fit to feed animals after heavy rain earlier this month. "In light of the good yields expected we can still hope to see a good milling wheat…

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  • Often Overlooked Method to Pay Off Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

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  • CDC resumes tuberculosis lab transfers halted after anthrax mishap

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday lifted a moratorium on transfers of inactivated materials from its clinical tuberculosis laboratory, after a bioterror lab mishap last month potentially exposed workers to live anthrax, prompting the halt of transfers from other…

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  • [video] NASA Finds Exoplanet With Longest Known Year

    Astronomers have found a transiting exoplanet with the longest yearly cycle ever recorded, using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft. WSJ's Monika Vosough reports. (Photo: David A. Aguilar/CfA)

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  • '16 LB Moon earns Auburn offer

    A big offseason goal for class of 2016 linebacker Jeremiah Moon (Hoover, Ala.) was to earn an offer from Auburn. After participating in an Auburn camp in June, Moon came away with an offer from the Tigers, impressing assistant [db]Ellis Johnson[/db].

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  • How Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Being Destroyed

    Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, military and civilian experts aboard a U.S. cargo ship, the MV Cape Ray, are disposing of Syria's arsenal of deadly chemical weapons. Much of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile has already made its way to Finland, the United Kingdom and the United States, where…

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  • Astronaut Spots Explosions over Israel and Gaza from Space (Photos)

    As fighting continues in Israel and Gaza, astronauts living aboard the International Space Station can see signs of the deadly conflict from space. Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut with the European Space Agency, posted photos online Wednesday (July 23) showing Israel and the Gaza Strip…

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  • 'Uncontacted' Amazon People Treated for Flu

    Advocates for indigenous tribes and Brazilian officials are worried that a group of people in the Amazon who had been living in isolation from the outside world may have contracted the flu — a potentially deadly disease that these individuals had never been exposed to before. On three separate…

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    NASA creating largest rocket ever

    Just a few miles from the French Quarter, NASA is quietly making the largest, most powerful rocket that will have ever left Earth

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  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union…

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  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

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  • Nigeria may have no polio cases next year, says Bill Gates

    By Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nigeria could cut the number of polio cases to zero next year and be declared free of the disease in 2018 even though a national eradication campaign has had to contend with an insurgency in the north, Bill Gates told Reuters. The Bill and Melinda Gates…

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  • US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.

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  • Liberian man in Lagos being tested for Ebola

    By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS (Reuters) - A Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a mega-city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday. Ebola has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra…

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday. A study published in The Lancet medical journal…

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    'My Saddest Photo Yet': Astronaut Sees Israel And Gaza Rocket Fire From Space

    The rapid-fire rocket exchange between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday evening was so bright it could be seen from space. German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted two images on Wednesday that he took from more than 200 miles above the Earth, as the International Space Station was flying over Israel…

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  • Scientists' Cheat Sheet for Improving Global Food Production

    Some easy ways to boost crop yields and food production

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  • Happy Birthday, Landsat: Space Science Project Turns 42

    The Landsat 1 satellite, a joint project of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, flew into orbit on July 23, 1972, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The camera was designed to be the primary observation instrument, according to NASA, but scientists soon discovered that the scanner was…

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  • U.S. FDA approves Gilead blood cancer drug Zydelig

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc's Zydelig, a drug to treat three types of blood cancer. The FDA approved the use of Zydelig in combination with Roche AG's Rituxan for patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).…

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    NASA Finds Exoplanet With Longest Known Year

    Astronomers have found a transiting exoplanet with the longest yearly cycle ever recorded, using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft. WSJ's Monika Vosough reports. (Photo: David A. Aguilar/CfA)

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    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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