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  • Nestle keeps W. Africa plants open, ready to act if Ebola spreads: CEO

    By David Alire Garcia LAGOS DE MORENO Mexico (Reuters) - Nestle has no plans to close any of its eight factories or curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West and Central Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if it spreads, the Chief Executive of the world's largest food company said on…

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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 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 Wednesday. The…

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  • Obama gives big hug to U.S. nurse who survived Ebola

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave a big hug on Friday to Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who survived a bout with Ebola. Obama met Pham in the Oval Office shortly after her release from a nearby hospital after recovering from the virus. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama…

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  • Kansas court upholds conviction in abortion doctor's murder

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a man's conviction in the 2009 slaying of a late-term abortion doctor but sent the case back to a lower court for resentencing. Scott Roeder was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole…

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  • Trove of Flight 93 personal items destroyed in 9/11 memorial fire

    By Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - A fire near the western Pennsylvania memorial for a hijacked United flight that crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, destroyed photographs, ID cards and other personal mementos of the victims recovered from the site, officials said on Friday. The U.S. National Park Service said…

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  • Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in…

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  • Plenary Walsh team to rebuild hundreds of Pennsylvania bridges

    By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania, with more bad bridges than any other U.S. state, said on Friday it selected Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners' $899 million proposal to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges. Pennsylvania's project is one of the first such public-private…

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  • Man in custody in toppling of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma capitol

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A man was taken into custody on Friday on suspicion of knocking over a Ten Commandments monument with a car on the grounds of the Oklahoma statehouse and then fleeing the scene, law enforcement officials said on Friday. The U.S. Secret Service detained the…

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  • Stolen vehicle plows into Ohio bar, injures 13

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Thirteen people were injured late Thursday after a high-speed police chase ended with a stolen truck crashing through the front of a bar in a western suburb of Cleveland, police said. The white pickup truck ran over stop sticks deployed by Westlake, Ohio, police…

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  • Panama bars travelers from three Ebola-hit African countries

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama has banned entry of travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African nations worst hit by the Ebola virus, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The ban applies to anyone traveling from the three countries or people entering Panama who had been…

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  • New York Ebola patient is awake and talking with relatives

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being treated for Ebola in a New York City hospital is awake and talking to family and friends on a cell phone, the city's health commissioner said on Friday. Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old New Yorker who was recently working with Ebola patients in West Africa, did…

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  • New York Ebola patient is in stable condition, city official says

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being treated for Ebola in a New York City hospital is in stable condition, the city's health commissioner said on Friday. Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the health commissioner, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had also confirmed the diagnosis of…

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  • NYC mayor says officials retracing steps of Ebola patient, urges calm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday health officials are retracing all the steps taken by a doctor who is being treated for Ebola at a city hospital. De Blasio said New Yorkers should not worry and that they should not alter their daily routines. (Reporting by…

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  • China to offer $82 million in fourth round of Ebola aid

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it would donate 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to battle Ebola, its largest round of aid to help contain the spread of the deadly virus. This was the fourth round of Chinese aid against Ebola, the highly infectious…

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  • Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

    (Reuters) - Nine cases of Ebola have been 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 who was diagnosed on Oct. 23 within a week…

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  • U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday. Nina Pham, who contracted the disease while treating a man who later died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital, had been undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health in…

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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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  • 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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