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U.S. Troops Race to Stem Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Posted: 09/30/2014 - U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the number of people infected with the disease.

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Give Up Firstborn for Free Wi-Fi? Some Click "I Agree"

Updated: 09/30/2014 - Would you give up your firstborn child to access the Internet for free? As outrageous as this idea may seem, this is exactly what some people agreed to do while carelessly signing an agreement to use a public Wi-Fi hotspot in a recent experiment.

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Toyota Recalling 690k Pickups

Posted: 09/30/2014 - Toyota is recalling 690,000 older-model pickup trucks because their rear-suspension systems could break and cause a fire. The recall affects 2005-2011 Tacoma 4x4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks.

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Harley-Davidson Issues Large Recall of Newer Bikes

Posted: 09/29/2014 - Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash.

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Vaccination Refusals Alarming Health Officials

Posted: 09/29/2014 - Public health officials say they're alarmed at the growing number of cases of measles and whooping cough. They blame parents who are now refusing to immunize their kids.

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Chrysler Recalls Vehicles to Fix Ignition Switches

Posted: 09/25/2014 - Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall. The new recall covers Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans and Dodge Magnum wagons from 2008.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Want Third Political Party

Posted: 09/25/2014 - Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe a third political party is necessary because Republicans and Democrats "do such a poor job" representing the people they serve, according to a new poll from Gallup.

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Official: Eric Holder Resigning as Attorney General

Updated: 09/25/2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. Officials say President Obama will announce Holder's departure later Thursday.

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Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola Cases Found in Lock Down

Posted: 09/23/2014 - Sierra Leone says 130 confirmed cases of Ebola were found during a three-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the disease. Officials are awaiting tests on about 70 more suspected cases.

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Israel Shoots Down Syrian Warplane

Posted: 09/23/2014 - The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning -- the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau.

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Poll: More Americans Want Religion in Their Politics

Posted: 09/22/2014 - A Pew Research study found a four-point jump in the number of people who say there is too little expression of religious faith and prayer from politicians, from 37 percent to 41. Nearly a third of Americans say churches should endorse candidates for office.

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Homelessness Increases Among School Children

Posted: 09/22/2014 - Education Department statistics released today say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year — an 8 percent increase from the previous school year.

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For NFL, Nonprofit Status Reaps Big Savings

Posted: 09/22/2014 - Lawmakers and tax experts say NFL team owners have saved many millions of dollars because of the the league's favorable tax treatment. The recent controversy has given fresh impetus to legislation on Capitol Hill that would eliminate the NFL's favorable tax treatment.

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Report Shows States with Highest and Lowest Rates of Gun Deaths

Posted: 09/19/2014 - Hawaii has the lowest rate of gun deaths in the United States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according to new research. The research examined all recorded gun deaths in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010.

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Report: Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories

Posted: 09/18/2014 - Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds.The companies pledged to remove 1.5 trillion calories by 2015. They've actually reduced 6.4 trillion calories.

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