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    Ebola patient was sent home before diagnosed

    Ebola patient was sent home before diagnosedA man infected with Ebola was allowed to leave a Dallas hospital last week because the results of a screening weren't shared with his health care team, hospital officials said Wednesday.
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    Thursday's forecast: Strong cold front heads East

    Thursday's forecast: Strong cold front heads EastThe national weather forecast for Thursday, October 2nd calls for thunderstorms from Chicago to Detroit, storms along the Texas Coast and cool weather in the Northern Plains.
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    Michael Dunn found guilty of murder over loud music

    Michael Dunn found guilty of murder over loud musicJurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder for killing a teenager over loud music.
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    White House: New Secret Service leadership required

    White House: New Secret Service leadership requiredSecret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after lawmakers blasted her congressional testimony about recent lapses in President Obama's security.
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    14-year-old delivers sister's baby on interstate

    14-year-old delivers sister's baby on interstateA 14-year-old delivered her sisters baby on the side of the interstate when the 21-year-old went into labor on the way to the hospital.
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    Woman loses thousands in cat adoption scam

    Woman loses thousands in cat adoption scamA Colorado woman is warning others after she lost more than a $2,500 in a cat adoption scam.
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    Some police officers concerned about wearing body-cams

    Some police officers concerned about wearing body-camsMany law enforcement officials have called for body cameras while others are still testing the equipment before they can be used on a daily basis.
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    President Obama rode elevator with armed ex-criminal

    President Obama rode elevator with armed ex-criminalThe Secret Service confirms another violation of protocol. Just days before the highly publicized White House fence-jumping incident, President Obama rode an elevator with an armed security guard with a criminal past.
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    Gov. Perry: Ebola is much harder to get than the cold

    Gov. Perry: Ebola is much harder to get than the coldTexas Governor Rick Perry said that the Ebola virus cannot be transmitted before symptoms arise and that it is substantially harder to contract than the common cold.
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    Drop that donut! Cops chase down donut van thief

    Drop that donut! Cops chase down donut van thiefPolice say an Oregon man stole a donut delivery truck, led police on a chase and had a pastry in his hand when they were finally able to stop him.
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    Trailer: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

    Trailer: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'A psychiatrist goes on a mission around the world to find the secret of happiness in 'Hector and the Search for Happiness.'
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    • 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
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    Paralyzed painter uses teeth to create masterpieces

    Paralyzed painter uses teeth to create masterpiecesOnce a talented painter, Mariam Pare was paralyzed at the age of twenty and could no longer paint the way she had always known. Her disability didn't stop her and she now is an even better painter, but in a different way.
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    • 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
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    Trailer: 'Left Behind'

    Trailer: 'Left Behind'Based on the best-selling book, survivors must cope after millions of people suddenly vanish in 'Left Behind.' Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage stars alongside Lea Thompson and Chad Michael Murray.
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    • 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
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    N.C. school shooting 'not a plot to shoot up school'

    N.C. school shooting 'not a plot to shoot up school'A shooting outside of Albemarle High School in North Carolina left one student hospitalized and another behind bars. Police stress the shooting was an isolated incident.
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    • 21 hours, 27 minutes ago
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    Officials: Second person being monitored for Ebola

    Officials: Second person being monitored for EbolaHealth officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S., the director of Dallas County's health department said Wednesday.
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    Jordan Davis' dad: Forgiving Michael Dunn not up to me

    Jordan Davis' dad: Forgiving Michael Dunn not up to meThe father of Jordan Davis, the teen killed by Michael Dunn after a confrontation about loud music, explains why this retrial for a murder conviction is important to him.
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    Flesh-eating bacteria threatens to take woman's arm

    Flesh-eating bacteria threatens to take woman's armA Georgia woman is battling a flesh-eating bacteria that's already taken parts of her arm and is threatening to take the rest. Her family says they don't know where she picked up the bacteria and may never know.
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    Texas troops among thousands to be sent to fight Ebola

    Texas troops among thousands to be sent to fight EbolaFort Bliss will send troops to help combat the spread of Ebola in Liberia. Nearly 500 soldiers could deploy to West Africa to provide support for health care workers, as part of the 3,000 U.S. military personnel ordered there by President Obama.
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    VA bills dead veteran for 59 cents

    VA bills dead veteran for 59 centsNavy veteran David Perry died on June 5. But the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs keeps sending him notices - and a bill for 59 cents.
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    • 23 hours, 52 minutes ago
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    Mom accused of stabbing boyfriend to death over texts

    Mom accused of stabbing boyfriend to death over textsPolice say a woman stabbed her son's dad to death after reading text messages on his phone while he was sleeping. Police say the messages sent from another woman stated he had fathered another child.
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    Balance of power: What it means and why it matters

    Balance of power: What it means and why it mattersUSA TODAY's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page takes a look at the balance of power in Congress as we head into the midterm elections.
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    Witness: Fake money, iPad sparked school shooting

    Witness: Fake money, iPad sparked school shootingA Fern Creek High School student claims the suspect in Tuesday's campus shooting was upset about being paid counterfeit money for an iPad. She describes the moments surrounding the shooting.
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    Tracy Morgan: 'I can't believe Walmart is blaming me'

    Tracy Morgan: 'I can't believe Walmart is blaming me'Tracy Morgan is speaking out against Walmart after the company blamed him for his own injuries in a car crash involving the comedian's limo bus and a Walmart truck earlier this year. Morgan is suing the company for negligence.
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    Paramedics, ER staff under Ebola observation in Dallas

    Paramedics, ER staff under Ebola observation in DallasThree Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics and several emergency room workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital are off work and under observation after making contact with the patient now being treated for Ebola.
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    Ebola patient fighting for life at Dallas hospital

    Ebola patient fighting for life at Dallas hospitalThe first Ebola case in the U.S. was confirmed by the CDC Tuesday. The patient was diagnosed and is being treated at a Dallas hospital.
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    Microsoft jumps to new Windows 10 in surprising move

    Microsoft jumps to new Windows 10 in surprising moveIn a surprising move skipping Windows 9, Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the next version of Windows - Windows 10.
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    Critic's Corner: 'The Mysteries of Laura'

    Critic's Corner: 'The Mysteries of Laura'USA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews the television lineup for Wednesday, October 1st with 'The Mysteries of Laura,' 'The Goldbergs' and 'Black-ish.'
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    • 1 day, 11 hours ago