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Cynthia Kelly

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October 24, 2014 5 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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"David Cameron has angrily insisted the UK will not pay £1.7bn being demanded by the European Union by next month.

"If people think I am paying that bill on 1 December, they have another thing coming," the prime minister said in Brussels. "It is not going to happen."

#davidcameron   #uk   #tories   #EU   #ukeconomy   #ukpolitics   #worldnews   #uknews  

PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand

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October 24, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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The Swedish military has called off its week-long search for a suspected submarine in the sea south of Stockholm, officials say.

#news   #worldnews   #sweden   #russia   #stockholm   #military  

Sweden calls off search for sub

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October 24, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"Contact tracing is the process health workers use to find everyone who comes into direct contact with a sick Ebola patient. If the contact develops a fever or other Ebola symptoms within 21 days of the last day they came into contact with the Ebola patient, the person is isolated and provided care. All of the new patient’s contacts are then found and watched for 21 days."

- NBC

#ebola   #research   #ebolaoutbreak   #stopebola   #worldnews   #usnews   #news  

"Contact Tracing" Explained: How to Stop Ebola From Spreading

Contact tracing is the process used to find everyone who comes into direct contact with a sick Ebola patient. If the contact develops a fever or other Ebola symptoms within 21 days of the last day they came into...

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October 24, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 7 plus ones
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"Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was placed in a quarantined unit at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea, renewing public jitters about transmission of the disease and rattling financial markets."

#usnews   #ebola   #ebolainnyc   #craigspencer   #nyc   #newyork   #guinea   #westafrica   #ebolaoutbreak  

Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

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October 24, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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"A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said."

#news   #nyc   #terrorism   #newyork   #crime  

New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

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"The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms."

#sun   #space   #science   #slarstorms   #sunspots   #news  

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Mr. Sun is angry, and Earth better look out.

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October 24, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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"Poor Chris Christie. The embattled Republican governor realizes there are millions of Americans struggling to get by, working for a minimum wage that hasn’t budged in far too long, and he’s tired – not of so many working for so little, but rather, or hearing about these workers’ plight."

-MSNBC

#politics   #usnews   #GOP   #chrischristie   #republicans   #minimumwage   #livingwage   #workersrights   #newjersey  

Christie is 'tired of hearing about the minimum wage'

Chris Christie isn't tired of workers who are struggling with poverty wages. Chris Christie is tired of hearing about these workers' plight.

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October 24, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) stunned voting-rights advocates this week, arguing that Republican governors should control “voting mechanisms” in order to help the party win the 2016 presidential election."

#usnews   #politics   #chrischristie   #2016election  

Christie wants GOP control of voting rules, election officials

Not only does Chris Christie want Republicans to control "voting mechanisms" at the state level, he wants his party to help decide "what the rules are," too.

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October 24, 2014 2 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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Dear Prudence addresses woman complaining because poor kids trick-or-treat in her wealthy neighborhood

She replied: ...Stop being callous and miserly and go to Costco, you cheapskate, and get enough candy to fill the bags of the kids who come one day a year to marvel at how the 1 percent live."

#dearprudence   #halloween   #trickortreating   #wealthgap  

Help! Kids From Poorer Neighborhoods Keep Trick-or-Treating in Mine.

Get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week; click here to sign up. Please send your questions for publication to prudence@slate.com. (Questions may be edited.) Got a burning question for Prudie? She'll be online here on Slate to chat with readers each Monday at noon. Submit your questions and...

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October 23, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Dow Jones Industrial Average soars 300 points as earnings reports ease worries about global economy

U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, lifting the Dow industrials back into positive terrain for the year.

#stocks   #economy   #US   #dowjones  

Stocks rally; Caterpillar, 3M spark investor optimism

Stocks surged Thursday after Caterpillar boosted its profit outlook and data on euro-zone manufacturing eased worries about the global economy.

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October 23, 2014 5 comments 1 shares 9 plus ones
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"Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the Ebola virus and will be transferred from isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, her family said Wednesday."

#news   #ebola   #ebolaoutbreak   #US   #worldnews   #ambervinson  

Family: Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the Ebola virus and will be transferred from isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, her family said Wednesday.

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October 23, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 5 plus ones
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"Among the debris Reuters found the blackened carcasses of what military experts have since identified as two Russian army tanks, supporting statements by Kiev and the West that the rebels were backed by troops and equipment sent by Moscow."

#worldnews   #news   #russia   #military   #ukraine  

Exclusive: Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement

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October 23, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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"More than 500 Isis and al-Nusra Front fighters killed along with 32 civilians in strikes over past month, says Syrian Observatory."

#worldnews   #military   #syria   #isis   #antiisis   #news  

Death toll from US-led air strikes on Syria passes 550

More than 500 Isis and al-Nusra Front fighters killed along with 32 civilians in strikes over past month, says Syrian Observatory

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October 23, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau told reporters that authorities are satisfied that the gunman, now officially identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was the only perpetrator in Wednesday's attacks, despite initial reports that as many as two other shooters might have been involved."

#Canada   #Ottawa   #news   #worldnews   #crime  

Canadian police confirm single gunman carried out Ottawa attack

Canadian police confirmed Thursday that a single gunman was involved in a shooting rampage at the Canadian Parliament and a nearby war memorial that left one soldier dead and parts of the city under lockdown for hours.

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October 22, 2014 2 comments 3 shares 16 plus ones
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Live Video Stream on CBC: Parliament Hill attack: 1 gunman dead after soldier shot at National War Memorial

1 shooter dead, 1 still believed at large in downtown Ottawa.

Police searching cars leaving Ottawa trying to go to Quebec.

Report of additional shot fired near Chateau Laurier hotel, east of Parliament Hill.

Police going door to door in downtown core; downtown schools in lockdown.

All three main party leaders, Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau, reported safe.

#OttawaShooting #Canada   #Ottawa   #parliamenthill   #breakingnews   #news   #worldnews  

Parliament Hill attack: 1 gunman dead after soldier shot at National War Memorial

Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. A gunman inside Parliament has been confirmed dead. Ottawa police say shots were fired at three locations in Ottawa and one suspect is believed still at large.

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October 22, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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"The eclipse will be visible in the late afternoon between the East and West Coast of the U.S., as far north as the Arctic, and as far south as Mexico."

#news   #space   #science   #eclipse  

Rare Eclipse To Darken Skies This Thursday




(Animation of the "penumbral shadow" sweeping across our planet. Credit: NASA/Sinclair)


It's already been a big week for skywatchers, and more celestial fun is on the horizon.

On Tuesday, skywatchers were treated ...

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October 22, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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"Private spaceflight company Intuitive Machines has a solution to this problem. In cooperation with NASA, the company is developing the Terrestrial Return Vehicle (TRV), a spacecraft that can deliver experiment samples from station to Earth in less than 24 hours. Think of it as same-day shipping for the ISS. Such a short sample return time opens up more opportunities for research on the ISS that could never have been done before. "

- PopSci

#science   #space   #nasa   #iss   #trv  

The Space Station Is Getting A UPS-Style Shipping Service

A new vehicle design could enable same-day shipping from the ISS to Earth, making science experiments in microgravity cheaper and easier.

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October 22, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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"Health authorities and pharmaceutical companies are planning to test several new vaccines to prevent Ebola infection over the next few months, including one that is taken as a tablet, making it easier to deploy in West Africa."

- NY Times

#news   #ebola   #ebolavaccine   #westafrica   #worldnews   #news  

Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, W.H.O. Says - NYTimes.com

The plans signify that a response to the Ebola outbreak is finally gathering steam, but it is still unclear if any of these vaccines will work.

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October 22, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 9 plus ones
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Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital

"Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said Tuesday.

"Just got my results," Mukpo tweeted. "3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeling so blessed. I fought and won, with lots of help. Amazing feeling."

#ebola   #ebolaintheus   #health   #news  

Freelance cameraman free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital

Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream, a Nebraska hospital said.

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October 21, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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"It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of depression, so you can spot them in yourself and in loved ones. With between 9.5 and 16 million people suffering from depression in the U.S. alone, it’s likely that at some point you will be affected by it, either directly or indirectly."

If you feel you are suicidal, the hotline number is: 1-800-273-8255
(National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), call them, and talk, ask advice on steps to get better, and defeat depression.

#depression   #mentalhealth   #people   #help   #depressionawarenessmonth   #life  

Signs of Depression - New Life Outlook | Depression

Do you have depression? It's important to know the signs of depression so you can spot them in yourself and others.

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