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  • Terror suspect wants details of case against him
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 09:17 PM

    DENVER (AP) — A terror suspect challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program wants prosecutors to reveal how they built their case against him.

    Attorneys want to know about each surveillance technique, when it was used and what evidence it yielded so they can determine whether investigators illegally gathered evidence against Muhtorov and co-defendant Bakhityor Jumaev, federal public defender Virginia Grady wrote in the filing.

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  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 06:55 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials have released new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.

    Health workers have been pushing for new standards since two Dallas hospital workers were diagnosed with the disease this month after treating an Ebola patient.

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  • Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 05:04 PM

    The virus rapidly reproduces, infecting multiple kinds of cells before the immune system recognizes the threat and starts to fight back.

    There is no specific treatment for Ebola but specialists say basic supportive care — providing intravenous fluids and nutrients, and maintaining blood pressure — is crucial to give the body time to fight off the virus.

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  • Everglades trail surveyed for cultural artifacts
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 03:03 PM

    National Park Service archaeologists are sampling sediment, sucking up mud and water about 10 feet deep with an aluminum tube and then dumping the contents over a screen.

    When the pond was dredged in 1968 after a record drought, a park ranger noticed hundreds of artifacts, including bone pieces sharpened into tools or weapons, atop a debris pile.

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  • Another month, another global heat record broken
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 12:23 PM

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit.

    The first nine months of 2014 have a global average temperature of 58.72 degrees, tying with 1998 and 2010 for the warmest first nine months on record.

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  • 6-year-old's shooting death at store investigated
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 10:32 AM

    (AP) — Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl who had stopped at a convenience store with her dad to buy bubblegum.

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  • Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 07:20 AM

    Michelle Knight made the comments during an interview conducted by a radio host on Sunday at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School in Chardon, Ohio.

    The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/ZLrDkm ) reports that the 33-year-old Knight, who was kidnapped in August 2002 when she was 21, says she realizes now that Ariel Castro had a disease, and therapy has taught her that what he did hadn't been his fault.

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  • Hawaii rides out storm, no reports of serious woes
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 03:57 AM

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Pacific tempest packing hurricane force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems.

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  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 01:57 AM

    By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate.

    Denzinger, 90, is among dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation found.

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  • Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty
    Monday - 10/20/2014 - 01:57 AM

    (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.

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