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Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

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DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite t... Full Story

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  • Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia
    Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

    DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital acknowledged Wednesday.

  • Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home
    Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home

    DALLAS (AP) — The announcement that five Dallas schoolchildren were possibly exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has some nervous parents planning to keep their kids home.

  • Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
    Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

    The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case, according to federal and hospital officials:

  • Police made tough call with UVa student missing
    Police made tough call with UVa student missing

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.

  • 3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.

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    App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

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  • Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?
    Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

    DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

  • A look at changes in college prep history courses
    A look at changes in college prep history courses

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested.

  • Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
    Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.

  • Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

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