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U.S. Life Expectancy Continues To Tick Upward

Robert Siegel talks with Elizabeth Arias, a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. A new study finds that for a child born that year, life expectancy is 78 years and 9.5 months.
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Five U.S. Airports To Start Screening West African Passengers For Ebola

Increased screenings will start this weekend at New York's JFK, then start next week at four other international airports in Newark, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
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Kobani Aristrikes Highlight Limit Of U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

The U.S. has been bombing ISIS targets in Syria, but that has not stopped the self-proclaimed Islamic State from threatening civilians in the country.
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CDC Issues New Ebola Screening Protocols For U.S. Airports

Passengers coming off certain international flights will be given a questionnaire asking them where they've traveled and some will have their temperature taken.
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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed In U.S. Dies At Dallas Hospital

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday morning at a Dallas hospital.
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TV's 'Nashville' A Boon For The Tennessee City

The TV show Nashville is about the lives of fictional country music stars and aspiring stars — and its popularity is drawing visitors to the real city from around the world.
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A New Museum To Celebrate Southern Food (And You Can Eat The Exhibits)

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans is re-imagining what a museum can be. There's plenty of scholarship, but also taste testing — and a mission to help budding food entrepreneurs.
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Texas Officials Say They Will Cremate Ebola Patient's Remains

As relatives grieve, public health officials are setting in place a plan to safely care for the remains of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Cremation or burial are both acceptable, the CDC says.
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Man Diagnosed With Ebola In Texas Dies In Hospital

Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. He died Wednesday morning at the Dallas hospital where he was receiving treatment in critical condition.
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Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Has Died

The 42-year-old man who contracted Ebola in Liberia and later traveled to Dallas was the first person to be diagnosed with the virus in the U.S.

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