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White House Appoints An Ebola ‘Czar’

By Scott Neuman on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

President Obama has selected former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly disease.

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Bermuda Braces For Hurricane Gonzalo

By Scott Neuman on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 11:28 am

The hurricane will hit the British island territory, where residents are making preparations, later today as a Category 4 storm.

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LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

By Scott Neuman on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 10:28 am

John Deasy’s resignation, announced by the Los Angeles school board Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teachers union and a troubled initiative to put an iPad in every student’s hand.

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Book News: John Grisham Backs Down From Comments On Child Pornography

By Colin Dwyer on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

After meeting backlash, the author apologized for lamenting the long prison sentences handed to some users of child pornography. Also: Stirrings are afoot in the worlds of Harry Potter and Twin Peaks.

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Hong Kong Police Launch Dawn Raid To Dismantle Protest Site

By Scott Neuman on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

Officers moved into the camp in the city’s congested Mong Kok district, rousing sleeping protesters and clearing the road of metal and bamboo barricades set up by pro-democracy demonstrators.

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Ebola-Stricken Nurse Appears Well In Video

By Doreen McCallister on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 11:28 am

Nina Pham, 26, was filmed before being flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick, Md., and then transferred to the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda on Thursday.

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Biden’s Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

By Eyder Peralta on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Responding to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden said he was “embarrassed” that his actions led to his discharge.

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Obama Says It ‘May Be Appropriate’ To Appoint Ebola Czar

By Eyder Peralta on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

President Obama said that while the highest level of the federal government was taking the Ebola threat seriously, Ebola remains “a very difficult disease to catch.”

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WATCH: Florida’s Gubernatorial Debate Gets Off To A Bizarre Start

By Eyder Peralta on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The debate began not with discussions about the economy or even about Obamacare, but about whether candidate Charlie Crist should be allowed to have a small fan to keep him cool.

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6 More Graves Found Near Mexican Town Where 43 Students Vanished

By Carrie Kahn on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Nineteen graves have now been found near Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. Authorities said DNA tests showed that 28 bodies recently discovered in five graves were not those of the students.

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