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Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient's final days

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:08
View gallery.Dr. Gary Weinstein in his interview with WFAA-TV. The doctor has treated three Ebola patients at Texas Health Presbyterian. … DALLAS – It’s been popular in the court of public opinion to condemn West African Thomas Eric Duncan for delivering Ebola to America’s doorstep. But a Texas doctor who tried to save the Ebola patient’s life doesn’t see it that way. “I don’t think about it in terms of blame,” said Dr.
Michelle Obama addresses Braley-Bailey incident
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:46
(CNN) -- Democrat Bruce Braley is running a tough campaign against Republican Joni Ernst in Iowa for an open U.S. Senate seat. Things got even worse when first lady Michelle Obama mispronounced his name during a rally earlier this month, repeatedly calling him Bruce "Bailey." Luckily for Braley, the first lady came prepared Tuesday and corrected herself during a rally for Braley in Iowa City. Just after Braley's name was announced, Obama addressed the issue…
US midterms: Obama's "fundamental problem"
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:29
DW: The figures point to a strengthening economy, but many Americans don't feel it. Who is worst affected by this sense of failing to keep up? William A. Galston: Regrettably that group is very large in the United States. It includes not only low-wage workers who might be affected by an increase in the minimum wage, but also by substantial portions of the middle class, who have seen no wage increases for a very long…
Gary Hart named U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:29
WASHINGTON -- The State Department has tapped former Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart to be its newest envoy to Northern Ireland. In an announcement Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry says Hart will help smooth negotiations in the new round of power-sharing talks among the government's five-party coalition. The talks opened last week in Belfast amid low hopes of progress, and with many disputes to resolve between the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein. Kerry calls…
NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:07
HELSINKI (AP) — NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing. Lt. Col. Robert Gericke said the Russian aircraft were flying in international airspace and had not violated the territory of alliance members. Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday to intercept a…
Marco Rubio's plan to stop travel from Ebola stricken countries
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:29
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, became the latest Republican lawmaker to announce that he plans to introduce a measure that would temporarily ban new visas for people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus. The bill - which Rubio plans to introduce when the Senate returns after the Nov. 4 midterm elections - would go into effect immediately and continue until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:07
President Obama found himself in an unusual situation Monday. As he was casting his ballot early in Chicago, minding his own business behind the voting booth, a young man, Mike Jones, walked by and warned him "don't touch my girlfriend." The girlfriend, Aia Cooper, who was voting in the booth next to Obama, was humiliated, to say the least. "I really wasn't planning on it," Obama joked with the woman. "There's an example of a…
North Korea's big move on captured American
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May.
Stone in Jerusalem may answer ancient mystery
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:07
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment. Israel's Antiquities Authority said the stone bears the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian and the year of his visit to Jerusalem, a few years before the failed Bar Kochba revolt in the second century A.D.
Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states, most gain jobs in final pre-election report
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:28
By Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections. Tuesday's data may quickly find its way into late campaign ads and stump speeches. The economy is the top concern for voters in this year's Congressional and gubernatorial races. The Labor…

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