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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

By Doreen McCallister on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 6:03 am

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

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Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball’s First Black Latino Star, Dies

By Sam Sanders on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become “a political football.”

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Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.

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6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 10:04 pm

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm

President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of “gringo” meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio on a list of people banned from the country.

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ISS Spacewalkers Perform Tricky Cable, Antenna, Installation

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 10:03 am

Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.

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Opposition Rally In Moscow To Mourn Boris Nemtsov

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 5:03 am

The Russian opposition leader was gunned down in Moscow in Friday in what many of his supporters believe was a directed political assassination.

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Iraq’s National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

By Scott Neuman on February 28th, 2015 | Last updated: February 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.

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Egypt Declares Hamas ‘Terrorist’ Group

By Scott Neuman on February 28th, 2015 | Last updated: February 28, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The organization, an offshoot of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.

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