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Alana Horowitz

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Dallas Ebola Victims' Families Speak Out

(403) Comments | Posted October 19, 2014 | 5:08 PM

The families of the Liberian man who died of Ebola earlier this month in Dallas, and one of the two nurses who contracted the virus after treating him, spoke out on Sunday.

In a statement, the family of Amber Vinson, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas,...

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Amber Vinson, Dallas Ebola Patient, Says CDC Gave Her Green Light To Fly

(1157) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 7:27 PM

A Dallas nurse who took a commercial flight from Cleveland hours before reporting symptoms of Ebola says that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention told her it was okay to fly.

Amber Vinson helped treat Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died in Dallas of the...

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Amber Vinson Identified As 2nd Dallas Hospital Worker To Contract Ebola

(255) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:38 AM

The second Dallas hospital worker to contract Ebola while treating a patient who later died of the virus has been identified.

Amber Vinson, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, became ill after having contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died in Dallas...

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Nina Pham Confirmed As First Known Person To Contract Ebola In U.S.

(766) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 12:19 PM

The identity of the Dallas health care worker who contracted Ebola after treating a patient who later died of the virus has been confirmed.

The family of 26-year-old Nina Pham, a nurse at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, confirmed the news to WFAA.

The family...

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Uber Gets Failing Grade From Better Business Bureau

(264) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Put another notch in Uber's bad public relations belt.

The car service app was given an F rating from the Better Business Bureau, the consumer advocacy group announced on Thursday. Over 100 complaints about the company's surge-pricing strategy, and other issues, lead to the bad review.

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Man Emerges From NYC Subway Grate To Attack Restaurant With Smoke Bomb

(35) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 10:24 AM

A man emerged from a subway grate in New York City and attacked a restaurant with a smoke bomb on Friday night, police said.

According to ABC7, the man was wearing an American flag T-shirt when he attacked Bar Pitti, a trendy West Village spot.

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Thomas Eric Duncan Dead; Dallas Ebola Patient Had Been Critically Ill

(767) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 10:21 AM

Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who had been diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, Texas, died on Wednesday. He was 42.

Duncan was the first person to have been diagnosed with the virus in the United States. He had been receiving the experimental drug Brincidofovir since Saturday....

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Eric Garner's Family Suing New York City Over His Death

(62) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 4:31 PM

The family of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old man who died in July after police put him in a chokehold, is planning to sue New York City over his death, the New York Times reported.

The lawsuit also targets the New York Police department as well as several individual...

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Michael Phelps Seeking Treatment After Second DUI

(143) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 11:07 AM

Michael Phelps will seek treatment after being arrested for drunk driving, he announced via Twitter on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Olympic champ was arrested on Tuesday on a DUI charge. He was also charged with speeding and crossing double-lane lines.

In a series of...

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Hong Kong Police Spray Protester Directly In The Face

(82) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 8:47 AM

Protests in Hong Kong intensified on Wednesday, as pro-democracy advocates demanded action on National China Day.

Meanwhile, a video emerged of a dramatic encounter between a protester and police during Saturday's protests. In the clip, a fight breaks out between police and demonstrators. Afterwards, an older protester...

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Diagnostican primer caso de Ébola en los Estados Unidos

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Un paciente fue diagnosticado con Ébola por primera vez en los Estados Unidos, informó CNBC, citando una fuente del Centro del Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de EE.UU. (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés).

Hasta este martes pacientes con Ébola habían sido tratados en los Estados...

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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Apologizes To Michael Brown's Parents

(391) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 11:01 AM

In a video message, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the parents of Michael Brown, the teenager who was shot and killed last month by a police officer in the Missouri town.

"No one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you're...

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Rockefellers Divesting From Big Oil

(237) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 11:34 PM

The Rockefeller family is divesting some of its massive fortune from fossil fuels, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the family's charitable arm, will announce the landmark move in a video conference on Monday along with 49 other foundations.


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Colin Kaepernick Fined For Using N-Word: REPORT

(241) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 4:26 PM

Last week, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined more than $11,000 and penalized for apparently using inappropriate language on the field. On Sunday, FoxSports offered new details on the incident.

Referees told Fox's Jay Glazer that Kaepernick said the n-word during a skirmish with the Chicago...

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72 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Republicans In Congress

(1656) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 10:06 PM

An astounding 72 percent of Americans say they are unhappy with Republicans in Congress, according to a recent poll.

President Barack Obama and the Democrats fared a bit better. The poll, conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News and released last week, found that...

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Man Dressed As Pokemon Jumps White House Fence

(23) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 6:41 PM

The White House was placed on a temporary lockdown on Thursday after a man tried to jump the fence, according to several reporters at the scene.

The man, who was quickly apprehended by Secret Service, appeared to be wearing a Pokemon mask....

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The Most Cringeworthy 9/11 Tweets From Brands

(21) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:42 PM

It's the annual 9/11 tribute that no one asked for and everyone hates: companies on Twitter using the worst day in recent American history to promote themselves using cheesy quotes and branded photos:

Last year, AT&T won the award for worst branded 9/11 tweet with this gem. And...

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Jerry Jones SUED, Dallas Cowboys Owner Accused Of Sexual Harassment

(567) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 7:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is being sued over sexual harassment allegations, the Dallas Morning News reported on Tuesday.

According to the News, Jana Weckerly, a former exotic dancer, was forced to perform sexual acts against her will. Deadspin reported last week that Weckerly had hired...

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Obama Defends Immigration Delay

(262) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 6:18 PM

President Obama fired back at criticisms of his decision to push back a much-anticipated executive action on immigration. Immigration reform advocates, as well as Republicans, have accused the president of stalling to avoid hurting Democrats in the midterm elections.

Obama instead pointed to the...

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Henry Kissinger: Iran 'A Bigger Problem Than ISIS'

(693) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Iran "is a bigger problem than ISIS."

In an interview with NPR that was released on Saturday, Kissinger explained that because Iran has a stronger footing in the Middle East, it has a greater opportunity to create an...

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