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Ebola Fears Infect Louisiana Medical Conference

AP | Amanda L. Chan | October 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with...

3 Ballot Measures Could Obliterate Abortion Rights For Millions Of Women

Laura Bassett | October 30, 2014 | Politics
Voters in Tennessee, North Dakota and Colorado will consider sweeping ballot measures on Tuesday that would eliminate the right to abortion under their state constitutions and, in some cases, criminalize the procedure. The Tennessee measure, known as Amendment 1, would declare that Tennessee's constitution does not protect...

Survivors Describe ISIS Massacre Of 600 Prisoners In Iraq's Mosul

AP | Charlotte Alfred | October 30, 2014 | World
BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday. Some 600 male Shiite inmates from Badoosh prison outside Mosul were forced to...

Obama: Tom Menino Was 'Bold, Big-Hearted, And Boston Strong'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | October 30, 2014 | Politics
President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday on the death of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, praising the longtime mayor's commitment to revitalizing his city. "Bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong, Tom was the embodiment of the city he loved and led for more than two decades," Obama wrote. ...

Mitch McConnell's Freighted Ties To A Shadowy Shipping Company

The Nation | James Gerken | October 30, 2014 | Politics
Before the Ping May, a rusty cargo vessel, could disembark from the port of Santa Marta en route to the Netherlands in late August, Colombian inspectors boarded the boat and made a discovery. Hidden in the ship’s chain locker, amidst its load of coal bound for Europe, were approximately 40...

Voters Will Decide On Billions For Land Conservation

AP | AP | October 30, 2014 | Politics
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history. Pollsters say it's one of the few places on Tuesday's ballots...

Only Top Congressional Leaders Were Notified Of The White House Computer Attack

Reuters | Reuters | October 30, 2014 | Politics
(Adds congressional and experts' comment, paragraphs 6-13) By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - An attack by hackers on a White House computer network earlier this month was considered so sensitive that only a small group of senior congressional leaders were initially notified about it, U.S. officials said on...

Native American Children Face Threats After Shooting In Washington State

Amanda Terkel | October 30, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Members of the Tulalip Tribes in Washington state have received threats since one of its members, Jaylen Fryberg, killed two of his classmates at Marysville-Pilchuck High School last week. Fryberg, 15, was from a prominent Tulalip family. On Friday, he shot five of his classmates...

Twitter Account Leaking Details About Ferguson Investigation Was Hacked, Prosecutor Claims

Ryan J. Reilly | October 30, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A Twitter account that claimed to have details about the grand jury investigation of police officer Darren Wilson was hacked, a prosecutor's investigation found on Thursday. In early October, someone operating the account @thesusannichols claimed to know a member of the grand jury and said...

University Of North Carolina Bans Student Travel To Countries Impacted By Ebola

Reuters | Alexandra Svokos | October 30, 2014 | College
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct 29 (Reuters) - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Wednesday that students will now be prohibited from school-related travel to three West African countries due to concerns about the Ebola outbreak. Faculty and staff will have to seek advance approval to travel to...

States Are Prioritizing Prisons Over Education, Budgets Show

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | October 30, 2014 | Politics
If state budget trends reflect the country's policy priorities, then the U.S. currently values prisoners over children, a new report suggests. A report released this week by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the growth of state spending on prisons in recent years has...

Tom Menino, Former Mayor Of Boston, Dies At Age 71

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | October 30, 2014 | Politics
Tom Menino, who served as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, from 1993 to 2014, has died, 7 News and WCVB report. Menino was in hospice at Bringham and Women's Hospital, according to CBS Boston. Menino suspended his cancer treatments last week. “While...

John Kerry On 'Chickensh*t' Criticism: 'We Condemn Anybody' Who Uses That Language

Sam Stein | October 30, 2014 | Politics
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday distanced himself from and sharply criticized the use of an epithet by an anonymous Obama administration official to attack Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum, Kerry said the description of Netanyahu as "chickenshit" was dramatically at odds...

Pat Roberts Endorsed By Kansas State Football Coach Bill Snyder

AP | AP | October 30, 2014 | Politics
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts' campaign launched the statewide...

Why Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling And More Support Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | October 30, 2014 | Women
Lena Dunham The "Girls" creator recently released her memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, and she's teamed up with Planned Parenthood for her recent book tour. “With the recent Supreme Court decision in the

Obama Administration Backs Down On For-Profit College Regulations

Benjamin Hart | October 30, 2014 | College
The Obama administration has released a final version of regulations targeting for-profit colleges that is significantly weaker than the initial rules proposed earlier this year, caving to complaints and legal threats from industry lobbyists. The regulations could still shut down 1,400 programs at for-profit colleges, which collectively enroll about 840,000...

Sandy Activist Whom Chris Christie Told To 'Shut Up' Says He's Not Backing Down

Mollie Reilly | October 30, 2014 | Politics
The man whom New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told to "sit down and shut up" is not backing down from his fight with the notoriously confrontational governor. Speaking Tuesday at an event marking the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Christie was repeatedly heckled by local activist...

GOP Heavyweights Test New Attack Against Hillary Clinton

Igor Bobic | October 30, 2014 | Politics
Prominent Republicans barnstorming the country ahead of next week's midterm elections are testing a new line of attack against Hillary Clinton, slamming the former secretary of state for her comment that businesses don’t create jobs. Clinton quickly corrected herself on Monday, arguing that the "economy grows when...

Benjamin Netanyahu Not The First To Be Called 'Chickensh*t'

Sarah Harvard | October 30, 2014 | Politics
As the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is no stranger to harsh criticism and name-calling. But when the snipe comes from the White House -- ostensibly the Israeli government's closest ally -- it's news. On Tuesday, The Atlantic reported that a senior Obama administration official reportedly...

Bobby Jindal Isn't Sure Whether Obama Is A 'Smart Man'

Igor Bobic | October 30, 2014 | Politics
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) attacked President Barack Obama's intelligence on Tuesday, claiming Obama deserves a tuition refund from Harvard since he didn't learn "a darned thing while he was there." The possible presidential contender made the comments while addressing a gathering of conservatives at a rally for Senate Minority...
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