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 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrates the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for health care workers in New York City.
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Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrates the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for health care workers in New York City.

Protocol outlined for Pennsylvania Ebola monitoring

Travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be required to take their temperature twice a day and report results to health


 Rivets line the interior of the bridge in September.

Partnership to replace 558 bridges in Pa., dozens of small ones in Allegheny County

Under the agreement, the consortium will design and construct the bridges and maintain them for 25 years; PennDOT will retain ownership.



 Cars pass Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital where Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, was rushed to Thursday.

New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola as three quarantined; CDC 'go' team on site

The emergency medicine doctor at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital was working in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders.



Section of East Busway to close Saturday in East Liberty

The detour will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.


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Police: Student shooter dead after high school attack near Seattle

Police were going room by room, searching the Marysville school about 30 miles north of Seattle, to make sure it was safe.



New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

U.S. teens are both victims and perpetrators in pervasively abusive dating practices, says new federal survey.


 

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China's Communist leaders vow legal reform — under party authority

China pledges legal reforms to allow judges more independence from local officials’ interference, but the party still rules, and the



Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

Half of Liberian capital’s treatment beds lie empty because the government ordered that all victims’ bodies be cremated, a violation of the


 
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