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    How worried should Chicagoans be about Ebola?

    Thomas Eric Duncan traveled from Liberia to Texas, before testing positive for Ebola on September 28. The first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States has raised many questions and concerns, which CNN has been responding to on social media using the hashtag #EbolaQandA. We’ll continue to answer them online and on TV, but here are some of the most frequently asked questions: Will Duncan receive an experimental drug? Maybe. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control […]

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    What’s new on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu this October

    Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and iTunes are adding titles to their streaming options in October. From horror films to documentaries and new episodes of beloved series, it’s all here for your viewing pleasure with this month’s schedule of releases: October 1 Netflix: “Annie” “Annie: A Royal Adventure” “Bad Johnson” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” “Chicken Run” “Domestic Disturbance” “Ernest Saves Christmas” “Finding Forrester” “Galaxy Quest” “Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series” “Hit!” “Hostages: Season 1″ “Kramer vs. Kramer” “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” “My […]

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    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns

    Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned her post Wednesday after a fence jumper gained access to the White House Sep. 19th and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovered other security lapses. Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson announced the resignation in a statement. He also announced that the DHS would take over an internal inquiry of the Secret Service and that he would appointment of a new panel to review security at the White House. Calls for […]

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    Mother: ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’ after cancer diagnosis, losing baby

    Kathy Taylor of Bear River, Utah, is resting at home and treating every day with her family as a gift. “Coming home and seeing how much my family loves having me here and needing me here, it just makes it harder to leave,” she said. The past two weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster ride for the Taylor family. The mother of five was 26-weeks pregnant with her sixth child when she found out she had an aggressive form of melanoma. […]

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    Texas girl Sabrina Allen missing for 12 years rescued in Mexico

     Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by her noncustodial mother 12 years ago, was recovered safely Tuesday in Mexico, and her mother was arrested there, said Dan Powers, San Antonio FBI assistant special agent in charge. The mother, Dara Marie Llorens, has been deported to Travis County, Texas, where she will face charges, and Sabrina will be reunited with her father, Powers said. The girl is now 17, and her mother, 44, the FBI said. Sabrina Allen is currently […]

  • First case of Ebola reported in U.S.

    The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is now in serious condition at a Dallas hospital, health officials announced Wednesday The man, whose identity was not released, left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At that time, the individual did not have symptoms. “But four or five days later,” he began to exhibit them, Frieden said. The […]

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    Rick Perry: Some school-age children have been in contact with U.S. Ebola patient

    Some school-age children have been in contact with the U.S. Ebola patient being treated in Dallas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. The children have been identified and are being monitored for symptoms, he said. Perry spoke at a news conference a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that, for the first time, a person with the killer disease has been diagnosed on American soil. The patient, a man, walked into a Dallas emergency room September […]

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    Intruders kill over 900 chickens with golf club, officials say

    Suspects in a bizarre burglary beat to death 920 chickens at a farm in central California earlier this month, authorities say. The suspects pulled back a portion of the fence at the Foster Farms facility in Caruthers, California, on September 20 and “once they were inside… used a golf club, we believe, (or) possibly some other type of instrument, to maliciously kill several hundred chickens,” according to Deputy Chris Curtice with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department. In a statement, Foster […]

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    Officials: Bell Gardens, California mayor shot and killed by wife

    The mayor of Bell Gardens, California, was shot and killed by his wife during an apparent domestic dispute Tuesday, officials said. Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, were arguing Tuesday afternoon when their 19-year-old son intervened, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The father and the son began physically fighting, and the wife got a handgun and shot Crespo in the upper body several times, the department said. Crespo was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The wife, […]

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    Tracy Morgan: “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me”

    Walmart’s response Monday to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over the car crash that left him in critical condition elicited a response of its own on Tuesday from the recovering comedian — and it doesn’t sound like he’s laughing. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused,” the former “Saturday Night Live” star said in a statement. Police say that a truck driven by Walmart employee Kevin Roper in the early morning hours of June 7 […]

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