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    Americans battling Ebola fueled by faith — and, in one case, Starbucks

    (CNN) — Like the other American who volunteered to help others in Africa and ended up with Ebola, Nancy Writebol is driven first and foremost by her fervent faith. Still, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t need — or deserve — a pick-me-up. So, after arriving at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital from Liberia, Nancy Writebol asked […]

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    Facebook makes games reveal charges, quit inflating ‘likes’

    (CNN) — Facebook games will have to reveal any in-app charges and will no longer be allowed to give players bonuses for “liking” their pages under new rules rolled out for developers this week. The changes were part of a new version of the platform developers use to build games and other apps and share […]

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    VA blames ‘confusion’ for misstatements about deaths

    (CNN) — The Department of Veterans Affairs apologized on Thursday for causing “confusion” in communicating about the number of deaths caused by delayed care at its medical facilities, but said “there was no intent to mislead anyone.” In a statement to CNN, the VA said two separate reviews were “intertwined in written and oral statements […]

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    Police: 9-year-old Oklahoma child killed in accidental shooting

    HOBART, Okla. – Authorities say they are investigating a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a 9-year-old. Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, officials with the Hobart Police Department say they were called to a home in the 200 block of Monroe after learning about an accidental shooting. Police say a 9-year-old girl found […]

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    CDC on highest level of alert as Ebola death toll rises

    ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — A nurse in Nigeria. A businessman in Saudi Arabia. A Spanish priest in Liberia. With the World Health Organization announcing Wednesday that 932 deaths had been reported or confirmed as a result of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Saudi Arabia joined the list of countries with suspected cases. “This is the biggest and […]

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    Shoppers beware: Retail credit card APRs average 23%

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Before you take the bait from the cashier and sign up for a new store credit card, be sure to read the fine print first. These retail credit cards boast average annual percentage rates of 23.23%, according to a CreditCards.com analysis of cards from the 36 of the nation’s biggest retailers. […]

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    School testing under scrutiny by Oklahoma Attorney General

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has launched an investigation into disruptions with the state’s computerized school testing. For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma Common Core test and other state mandated tests were halted due to disruptions in the testing system provided by CBT/McGraw-Hill. On Monday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott […]

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    Government concludes there’s a new leaker disclosing U.S. secrets

    (CNN) — The federal government has concluded there’s a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN. Proof of the newest leak comes from national security documents that formed the basis of a news story published Tuesday by the Intercept, the […]

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    Study: Key to controlling blood sugar may be as easy as walking

    It can be tough to control your diabetes but experts say the key may be in the way you walk. Experts say alternating the levels of intensity while walking is better than just one speed for managing blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. A study divided diabetic patients into either a controlled […]

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    American woman infected with Ebola heads back to U.S.

    ATLANTA (CNN) — While international health workers scramble to contain the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, an American woman infected with the virus is on her way back to the United States. Missionary Nancy Writebol boarded a specially-equipped air ambulance Tuesday morning and headed from from Liberia to Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia. Once […]

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    New York patient being tested for Ebola

    NEW YORK CITY (CNN) – A patient admitted to a New York City hospital with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms Monday is being tested for Ebola. He recently traveled to a country in West Africa where Ebola has been reported, Mount Sinai Hospital said in a statement. The patient was placed in strict isolation, […]