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Shots - Health News
6:40 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Traffic moves past Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where a patient showed up with symptoms that were later confirmed to be Ebola.
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Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 7:29 pm

Hospitals have been on the lookout for the Ebola virus in the United States, and Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas was no exception. A nurse there did ask about the travel history of the patient who later turned out to be infected with the virus. But some members of the medical team didn't hear that the man had recently been in West Africa. So he was initially sent home — even though he was experiencing symptoms of Ebola, and that meant he was contagious.

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Law
5:25 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Michael Dunn Found Guilty In 'Loud Music' Killing

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 6:14 pm

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All Tech Considered
5:15 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

San Francisco City Supervisor David Campos (right) walks with drag queen Sister Roma to a news conference on Sept. 17 about a Facebook policy that requires people to use their "real" names on their profiles. The site said Wednesday it will modify how the policy is enforced.
Eric Risberg AP

Facebook has apologized for a policy that drew criticism from LGBT groups after it led to the deactivation of dozens of accounts belonging to drag queens. While the policy itself will stay in place, Facebook says, it will be changing how the rule is enforced.

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Politics
5:12 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump

President Obama boards Air Force One after attending a Democratic fundraiser in Newport, R.I. in August. Ahead of this fall's midterm elections, he's not doing big public rallies for Democratic candidates, instead opting for private events.
Charles Krupa AP

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:13 pm

There was once a day, not that long ago, that Democratic candidates for Congress and governor would love to have President Obama come help them campaign. The big rallies, the big airplane, the big entourage — it was a big deal.

Those days are gone now.

President Obama will hold a private fundraiser Thursday in Chicago for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. What he's not doing is a big public rally.

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Shots - Health News
5:08 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

"Always remember to use protection" is a fairly straightforward message for sexually active teens. But young women have a lot of options when it comes to the types of protection they can choose to use.

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U.S.
5:07 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Resigns After Storm Of Criticism

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Science
5:07 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

Melbourne visitors and residents took to the waters of Australia's St. Kilda Beach in January 2013 to escape a fierce heat wave.
Scott Barbour Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:52 pm

Nowadays, when there's a killer heat wave or serious drought somewhere, people wonder: Is this climate change at work? It's a question scientists have struggled with for years. And now there's a new field of research that's providing some answers. It's called "attribution science" — a set of principles that allow scientists to determine when it's a change in climate that's altering weather events ... and when it isn't.

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Sports
5:07 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Royals' Win A Tough Act To Beat As Baseball Playoffs Near

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 6:14 pm

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Animals
5:07 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

2 New Breeds Allowed To Compete At Westminster Dog Show

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 6:14 pm

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Global Health
5:07 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Dallas Ebola Patient Was Not Diagnosed On First Hospital Visit

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 6:14 pm

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