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Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Feel At Risk For Getting Ebola

Forty percent of Americans say they feel at risk for getting Ebola but most say they are likely to survive if they get prompt treatment, according to a poll by the Harvard School of Public Health.
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Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.
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'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens

Teenage girls explained to writer Hanna Rosin that boys collect sexts like baseball cards or Pokemon cards. "There's so much free porn out there that these pictures serve a different role," she says.
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For A U.S. Hostage Facing Death, Syria Meant A New Life

Abdul-Rahman Kassig went to Iraq as a U.S. soldier and returned to the Middle East to establish his own aid mission. Now he's a captive of the Islamic State in Syria, which is threatening to kill him.
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Ebola In The United States: What Happened When

Taming Ebola virus is now a challenge for the American health care system. We track the U.S. experience with Ebola from the appearance of an Ebola strain in laboratory monkeys in Reston, Va., in 1989.
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The Texas Road Food Takeover: Smoked, Fried And Tex-Mex

Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.
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A New Credential For The Tech Industry

General Assembly, an alternative education program, announces a new set of credentials for software-related jobs.
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

The New York Times reports that between 2004 and 2011, American troops repeatedly encountered chemical weapons caches dating from the Iran-Iraq war. At least 17 U.S. service members were injured.
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In The World Of Chefs, Asian-American Women Are Turning Up The Heat

Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. But in this coverage, there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women.
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CDC: Second Dallas Nurse 'Should Not Have Traveled'

Amber Vinson, who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital and has tested positive for Ebola, was on a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas a day before reporting symptoms.

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