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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

Back from a Liberia trip, the patient developed Ebola-like symptoms. One hospital sent him home. A few days later he ended up in an Ebola isolation ward and died. What went wrong?
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It All Came Down To 'Nunatak'

The Scripps National Spelling Bee had drama, excitement and a lot of really hard words.
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National Spelling Bee Crowns Co-Champs For Second Straight Year

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar went back and forth so long the judges were running out of words. Told he needed one more correct spelling to forge a tie, Gokul needed nothing but the word.
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To Avoid Muhammad Ads, D.C. Subway System Forgoes Millions In Revenue

After activist Pamela Geller attempted to show ads depicting Muhammad in Washington trains and subway stations, the transit agency decided not to accept any issue-based ad for the rest of the year.
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Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

The longest-serving Republican speaker was indicted Thursday for illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to conceal payments to someone he committed "prior misconduct" against.
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Former House Speaker Hastert Indicted In Probe Into $3.5M In Withdrawals

The Illinois Republican is accused of taking the money out in chunks of less than $10,000 to evade reporting requirements, and of lying to the FBI about it.
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For Juvenile Sex Offenders, State Registries Create Lifetime Of Problems

Federal laws require states to keep lists of convicted sex offenders, including juveniles. But recently, the practice of registering minors has come under scrutiny.
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Something's Spawning On Appalachia's Forest Farms

Agriculture experts say the forests of West Virginia are perfect for cultivating mushrooms. They're urging more people to farm shiitakes to meet demand at specialty food stores and restaurants.

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CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments

The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn't been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.
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Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense

It works for singing competitions. What about landing a job? To beat hiring bias, some applicants could first complete an online challenge with companies that are in the dark about their background.

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