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    CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January

    (CNN) — The number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January if there are no “additional interventions or changes in community behavior,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Tuesday. The estimate was derived from a new forecasting tool developed by the CDC. The range of estimated cases — from 550,000 to 1.4 million — is wide because experts suspects the current count is highly […]

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    L.A. attorney accused of altering pictures of herself with celebrities defends her actions, sort of

    LOS ANGELES — A California lawyer facingĀ license suspension for alleged deceptive advertising by Photoshopping herself into cozy pictures with politicians and celebrities on her official website, is speaking out because she says people are throwing dirtĀ at her just to see what sticks. The California State Bar Court is recommending Svitlana Sangary be suspended from practicing law for six months, after an investigation showed her website featured fake publicity photos of her next to President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, […]

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    U.S. and Arab partners bomb ISIS in Syria

    (CNN) — The coalition that attacked ISIS in Syria overnight “makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone,” and that governments in the Middle East are rejecting ISIS, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The U.S. strikes against “seasoned al Qaeda operatives in Syria” known as the Khorasan Group show the United States will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists, he said. Obama said he has talked to members of Congress about the overnight strikes in […]

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    New Ebola hospital in Liberia overwhelmed by patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (CNN) — On the day the new Ebola clinic in Liberia opened, ambulances waited outside. Inside the ambulances were desperately ill patients who had come for treatment but instead would be left to lie on the ground as others walked by. The Island Clinic and its 120 Ebola treatment beds opened to fanfare Sunday afternoon, with a ceremony attended by international health officials and Liberian leaders. But the clinic, located on Bushrod Island near Monrovia, the capital, did […]

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    U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time

    (CNN) — The airstrikes Tuesday took place in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, a U.S. official told CNN. It’s the first strikes against the terror group inside the country since President Barack Obama’s announcement this month that he was prepared to expand the American efforts beyond targets in Iraq. All foreign partners participating in the strikes with the United States are Arab countries, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. Those nations include Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates […]

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    Student homelessness hits another record high

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A growing number of students don’t have homes to return to once classes are out. Approximately 1.3 million students enrolled in U.S. public preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools schools were homeless during the 2012-13 school year. That’s up 8% from the prior year, and the highest number on record, according to the National Center for Homeless Education, funded by the Department of Education. A lack of affordable housing is a big reason, forcing […]

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    Ferrari recalls 3000 cars for entrapment danger

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Ferrari is recalling 3,082 of its exotic 458 sports cars in the United States because a defect with an interior latch means there’s a danger that someone could become trapped in the trunk. Since the engine is mounted behind the seats, the “trunk” in these cars is in the front. According to U.S. safety regulations, there must be a way to open the trunk of a car from the inside. This helps prevent children — or […]

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    8-yr-old Kansas girl freed herself from kidnappers

    TOPEKA — Topeka Police arrested two suspects in connection with the missing 8-year-old Topeka girl who has been found. Saturday night, Topeka Police blocked off the 2600 block of Southeast Ohio and Southeast Pioneer Way in attempt to find answers. Neighbors tell 13 News the victim was at her grandmother’s house before she went missing. Patricia Glidewell told 13 News she heard a report of a missing girl and then she saw a young girl walking outside by herself. “I […]

  • General Motors

    21 deaths now tied to GM defect

    NEW YORK — At least 21 people have died due to a serious flaw in General Motors cars that went unreported for at least a decade. That’s more than the 13 deaths GM has said were tied to the problem. And that number is likely to keep climbing as victims submit their claims to Ken Feinberg, who is overseeing GM’s victim compensation. Feinberg began accepting claims on Aug. 1 and will continue to do so until Dec. 31, so it’s […]

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    Western allies reject ISIS leader’s threats against their civilians

    (CNN) — Western allies vowed a tough fight against ISIS on Monday after the terrorist group called for attacks against them. “This call for the murder of civilians along with the execution of hostages and mass slaughters testifies once again, if necessary, of the terrorists’ cruelty and justifies a tireless fight,” French Interior Minister Bernard Caseneuve said in a statement. “We are giving our law enforcement and security agencies the resources and legislative powers they need to keep Australia and […]

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    Desperation grows in the Ebola zone

    (CNN) — A young boy wanders through the high grass, looking lost after attending church services in Kakata, Liberia. The child, Moses Kallie, wears a black T-shirt that’s too big for him. It reads “Trouble is my middle name.” Trouble has certainly come into his life. He’s lost 13 of his relatives recently — his parents among them. They were all killed by Ebola. His village is a hotspot for the virus. So far 1,578 people are believed to have […]

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    More than 700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

    (CNN) — More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis, commonly called TB, at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to the city’s Department of Public Health. Health officials are not yet saying if any of the people exposed have tested positive for the disease. An employee at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso came to work with an active case of TB some time between September 2013 and August 2014. He or […]