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    Fast facts: Ebola

    (CNN) – Here’s some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976. Facts: Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola viruses. Four of the strains can cause severe illness in humans and animals. The fifth, Reston virus, has caused illness in some animals, but not in humans. The first human outbreaks occurred in 1976, one in northern Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the […]

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    Washington State school shooter ID’d as freshman Jaylen Fryberg

    (CNN) — The gunman who opened fire Friday at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School has been identified as freshman Jaylen Fryberg, fellow students, including eyewitnesses, told CNN. Fryberg was announced as the high school’s freshman homecoming king on October 17, according to YouTube video of the ceremony and accounts from students to CNN. It won't last…. It'll never last…. — Jaylen Fryberg (@frybergj) October 23, 2014 Fryberg’s multiple social media accounts depict him frequently hunting, and using rifles. His social […]

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    AT&T U-Verse sends out accidental ‘emergency action notification,’ startling viewers

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – With the threats of Ebola and ISIS, Americans are arguably a bit on edge. So it probably didn’t help that many AT&T U-Verse users saw a strange alert from the White House on their TVs early Friday. Many U-Verse customers across the country woke up to a strange message on their TV’s. It read “this is an Emergency Action Notification.” Viewers were forced to stay tuned to the channel. Customers were also saying that the alert […]

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    ‘Honey Boo Boo’ canceled following sex offender scandal, report says

    TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” is reportedly ending its run. TMZ is reporting TLC has canceled the series in light of claims that the program’s newly separated matriarch, June “Mama June” Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender. Shannon denied those claims in a statement posted to the personal Facebook page of daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” […]

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    New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola is ‘dedicated humanitarian': hospital

    (CNN) – With a quick glance at Dr. Craig Spencer’s work history, it is apparent he has an affinity for helping those in need. His work has taken him from hospital emergency rooms in New York to the rural clinics in Africa, where he has worked with limited resources to improve medical care. And now that work in Guinea, where he reportedly was helping treat Ebola patients, has put him at risk. Spencer, 33, tested positive for Ebola on Thursday. […]

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    From Guinea to the U.S.: Timeline of first Ebola patient in New York City

    NEW YORK (CNN) – A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola — the first case of the deadly virus in New York City. Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer’s movements since he got back from the West African nation: When did he return from Guinea? Spencer came back to the United States last week after treating Ebola patients in Guinea, where he worked for Doctors Without Borders. He completed his work in Guinea on […]

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    WATCH partial eclipse of the sun live

    (CNN) -- The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse. The moon will clip the sun, making it look like a fingernail as it sets in the west for most of the country and Canada. The show will reach its height at 5:45 p.m. ET, NASA says, meaning the Eastern half of the country should get a view before the backdrop of golden twilight hues. People living in the Central Time […]

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    If this child appears on your computer, you have a problem

    (CNN) — An Australian man is believed to be the first convicted as the result of an online sex sting centered around a virtual girl. “My name is Sweetie. I’m 10-years-old, I live in the Philippines,” the computer generated girl says. “Every day, I have to sit in front of the webcam and talk to men. As soon as I go online, they come to me. Ten. Hundred. Every hour. So many.” Men from all over the world – three, […]

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    ‘I knew that was coming!': Pair records erratic driver, three-car crash

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Penn. (WTAE) – How many times have you been behind a driver who is all over the road? That was the scary sight for two men in Pennsylvania who captured the predictable crash on camera — then, frighteningly, became a part of it. Kevin Denney and Kaecieo Bass were in their work truck on Route 21 this week when they saw an erratic motorist. They started recording her behavior with their cellphone, but apparently did not call 911 […]

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    45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating

    (CNN) – DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals. The thigh bone was found six years ago on the banks of the Irtysh River in Siberia by Nikolai Peristov, a Russian artist who carves jewelry from ancient mammoth tusks, according to the journal Nature. “It was quite fossilized, and the hope was that it might turn out (to be) old. We hit the jackpot,” Bence Viola, […]

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