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Medical establishment also a casualty of Ebola crisis

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Beyond the human tragedy of the Ebola epidemic unfolding in west Africa, the crisis is claiming a collateral victim: trust in the medical order. The biggest casualty is the reputation of the UN's World Health Organization (WHO), which analysts fault for foot-dragging and misjudgements. Also under...(more) 




Families living in NYCHA developments can visit American Museum of Natural History free

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Families living in NYCHA developments will be able to enjoy free trips to the American Museum of Natural History, city and museum officials announced Saturday.  



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India chooses Israel over US for $525 mln missile deal

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India has chosen to buy anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, rejecting a rival US offer, as the right-wing government clears projects worth $13.1 billion to modernise its ageing military, official sources said on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will buy 8,356 Spike missiles and 321...(more) 



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Tunisians vote in historic elections

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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians were lining up to vote early in the morning to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring. 



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Uruguay votes for new president; marijuana reform hangs in balance

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By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans vote on Sunday in a presidential election with the ruling leftist party trying to fend off a young center-right challenger who promises to undo a pioneering marijuana law. Outgoing President Jose Mujica, a 79-year-old former guerrilla, is seeking to...(more) 



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Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff split along class lines

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By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilians vote on Sunday in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy. Polls give a slight edge...(more) 



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DUI suspect accuses cop of nabbing nude photos from her iPhone

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A California woman claims a Highway Patrolman saw personal images on her iPhone and sent them to his own personal cell phone. Court records reportedly say the officer called the practice "a game."> 



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Yost insists Shields up to World Series challenge

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Kansas City manager Ned Yost is expecting pitching ace James Shields to bounce back Sunday when he takes the mound for the Royals in game five of the World Series. Shields' career post-season earned-run-average rose to 5.74 after he gave up five runs in three-plus innings...(more) 



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U.S. diplomat travels to West Africa as Ebola quarantine moves take hold

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By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations embarked on a trip to West Africa, new rules in three U.S. states mandating quarantine for health workers returning from the Ebola-stricken region drew criticism, even as some U.S. lawmakers called...(more) 



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Malaysia's badminton shocked by doping news

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's badminton association says it is shocked that one of its country's players has failed a doping test but will not reveal the identity of the athlete until the result is confirmed by a second round of tests. 



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Tottenham attempt to revive domestic campaign as Newcastle visit

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London (AFP) - Mauricio Pochettino will demand his Tottenham Hotspur side forget about Erik Lamela's stunning Europa League goal and attempt to revive their Premier League campaign when Newcastle United visit White Hart Lane on Sunday. 




Osterholm: Protect New Yorkers by stopping the Ebola epidemic in West Africa

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If everybody coming through Newark and Kennedy airports is placed in supervised quarantine, and not allowed to go to their final destination, it’s a terribly bad use of quarantine to protect the public.  



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