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Parties Compete To Build The Best Voter-Turnout Machine

A week ahead of Election Day, both parties are still scrambling to identify and turn out every one of their voters. These get-out-the-vote operations are as expensive and high-tech as every other bit of modern campaigning.
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In The Hospital, A Bad Translation Can Destroy A Life

When patient and doctor don't speak the same language, it's not enough to have an ad hoc interpreter. You need an adult fluent in both languages — who can also cut through medical jargon.
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Student Who Was Hospitalized After School Shooting In Washington Dies

A student opened fire in a cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, killing another student. A second wounded teenager died on Sunday, hospital officials said.
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N.Y., N.J. Say Quarantine Will Keep Some People At Home, Not At Hospitals

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola will be required to remain at home for three weeks. New Jersey said it, too, would allow home quarantine.
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Evacuations Possible As Lava Continues To Flow From Hawaii Volcano

Lava from the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is approaching a rural town.
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As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.
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Governors Defend Decisions On Ebola Quarantines

The governors of New Jersey and New York on Sunday defend their decision to quarantine medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa.
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LeVar Burton Reads 'Go The [Expletive] To Sleep'

To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 bestseller this weekend.
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Christie Defends Quarantine And Jabs At CDC Over Ebola

Dr. Anthony Fauci, leader of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, disagrees, says the quarantine could hamper efforts to combat the deadly outbreak in West Africa.
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Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan

A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until they moved it this weekend. It wasn't easy, though, and definitely not cheap.

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