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Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus

WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....
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Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say....
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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

ATLANTA (AP) -- Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed....
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Argentina launches its first home-built satellite

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday....
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Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sun.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so....
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Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say....
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University knocks down tweet that Ebola airborne

University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne....
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Restitution ordered in dinosaur footprint theft

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that's never been recovered was sentenced Monday to a year of probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution....
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In Cianci race, GOP opponent donates to Democrat

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The three-way race for mayor of Providence features twice-convicted felon and ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci making a comeback bid for a seventh term as an independent....
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Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month

BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is? <More Info>

Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
Repeal Law/Start Over:
Leave Law as is:
Repeal Law/Start Over:
57%
Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
28%
Leave Law as is:
15%
Total Votes: 7,044

Yesterday's Poll

With less than two and half months left in the year, do you believe the Dow Jones Industrial Average will close below its January high?

Yes:
51%
No:
49%
Total Votes: 6,666