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  • Family of Dallas nurse Vinson says she no longer showing Ebola: networks

    (Reuters) - The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said tests were no longer able to detect the virus in her body, television networks reported on Wednesday. "We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and…

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  • Probe: Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina

    By Marti Maguire RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on…

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  • EU leaders agree to raise Ebola aid budget to 1 billion euros

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to roughly double their financial support for efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa to 1 billion euros, the chairman of their Brussels summit, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, said. "EU will increase financial…

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  • Critics of Dow herbicide ingredient sue U.S. EPA over approval

    By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for a herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California,…

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  • Small airplane and helicopter collide in Maryland, three killed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two taken to hospital after a small airplane and a helicopter crashed into each other on Thursday near an airport in Frederick, Maryland, authorities said. A Cirrus SR22 coming in to land at Frederick Municipal Airport collided with a helicopter…

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  • New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to…

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  • Man pleads guilty to killing Montana teacher in cocaine frenzy

    By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher during a cocaine-fueled frenzy pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday as part of a deal in which prosecutors will dismiss a kidnapping charge in the case, court documents showed. Michael Spell, 25, of Parachute,…

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  • Washington state soldier pleads not guilty to murdering wife

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier accused of shooting his wife to death as she sat working on a computer inside their home in Washington state pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of first-degree murder. Prosecutors said Army Specialist Skylar Nemetz, 20, stationed at…

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  • Six migrants detained for trying to sneak into U.S. in fuel tank

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Six immigrants from Mexico and Central America have been taken into custody on suspicion of trying to sneak into the United States by squeezing into an auxiliary fuel tank that was mounted in the bed of a pickup truck. The six were all sweating profusely and…

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  • Two dead in murder-suicide at Houston hospital: police say

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two health workers died on Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at the out-patient pharmacy of a major Houston hospital, police said. A woman who worked at Ben Taub Hospital was shot dead by a male co-worker, who then killed himself. The names of the two have not been…

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  • Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

    By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty…

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  • Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

    By Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its…

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  • Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Interactive graphic on Ebola: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/index.html) Here is a timeline of the…

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  • Doctor now with Ebola went through enhanced screening at JFK airport

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor who has been diagnosed with Ebola in New York City arrived at John F. Kennedy International airport on Oct. 17 and went through the ramped-up screening for travelers from the worst-hit West African countries, officials said on Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease…

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  • Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

    (Reuters) - There have been nine cases of Ebola seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. The latest case is a doctor in New York City diagnosed on Oct. 23. Two hospital…

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  • UAW eyes bargaining rights at VW Tennessee plant within a year

    By Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at a Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee within a year, the union's President Dennis Williams said on Wednesday. That would mark the…

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  • Man jumps White House fence, causes lockdown

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday and was attacked by Secret Service dogs, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," the spokesman said, referring to the intruder. Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of the White…

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  • Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

    (Reuters) - The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said. The state's highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions in May, while Utah appealed a federal ruling last year that…

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