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    Possible evacuation of Americans infected with Ebola triggers fears in U.S.

    ATLANTA (CNN) — When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions. Many posts called for keeping the infected patients out of the country. The medical charter flight that departed Cartersville on Thursday could bring Nancy Writebol or Dr. Kent Brantley back to a treatment facility around the corner from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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    Gaza cease-fire appears to unravel as both sides trade accusations

    (CNN) — An Israeli attack on Rafah in southern Gaza killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 100 on Friday, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said on his Facebook page. A cease-fire in Gaza appeared to be unraveling Friday only hours after it took effect as both sides accused each other of violating the fledgling truce. Eight Palestinians were killed and 15 others injured by Israeli artillery shelling in Rafah in southern Gaza on Friday, the official […]

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    Gov. Scott Walker’s bargaining rights law upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court

    (CNN) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker scored a big victory Thursday after the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the collective bargaining rights law that angered public employees but rocketed Walker into national GOP fame. The court also ruled in favor of the state’s voter ID law, which the governor signed in 2011 and requires voters to present a photo ID. Collective bargaining rights Known as Act 10, the public union law limits bargaining rights to issues only involving base wages, bans […]

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    Humanitarian cease-fire set in Mideast conflict, but will the peace last?

    GAZA CITY (CNN) — After weeks of fighting and hundreds of deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to the Middle East — at least temporarily. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire will begin at 8 a.m. Friday in Gaza (1 a.m. ET). It will last 72 hours — or three days — “unless extended,” the United Nations and United States said in a joint statement. “During […]

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    Ebola outbreak: Is the United States health care system prepared?

    (CNN) — It’s not the type of plane either Kent Brantly or Nancy Writebol likely planned to take home. But when health officials evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it will be the plane they take. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outfitted a Gulfstream jet with an isolation pod designed and built by the U.S. Defense Department, the CDC and a private company. The pod, officially called an Aeromedical Biological Containment […]

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    Man killed, planned to eat girlfriend’s dog, police say

    *WARNING: Some readers may find details of this story disturbing. (CNN) — Onyx was 9 months old, black and white, part dachshund and part chihuahua. She was a family dog, one that Mandy Malone kept in part to play with her grandchildren. Until Onyx ended up in Malone’s freezer. How did she get there? According to a criminal complaint filed in a Torrance County, New Mexico, court, the dog was stabbed in the heart and skinned. Parts of the animal […]

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    Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold

    Nashville, TN (WSMV) — Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee. “The trafficker said to them (slaves) on the way here, I’m taking you to Nashville because I can make more money off you there,” said Derri Smith, executive director of End Slavery. Sex crimes detectives said that Nashville is part of a four-city human trafficking “loop” […]

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    Teen raped on lawn at Keith Urban show, police say

    (CNN) — A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said. The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said. The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said. Sean Murphy, 18, […]

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    Police: Toddler dies after getting trapped in hot car

    (CNN) — A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer’s day and was trapped, police said. The toddler was playing alone in the front yard of his house in Sylmar while his parents were home when he got into the car and couldn’t get out, said Officer Bruce Borihanh with the Los Angeles Police Department. Police told CNN affiliate KABC that the boy’s father woke up from a nap […]

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    Couple says they were RUN OVER while trying to contact police about a child left in a hot car

    (CNN) — A concerned couple calls police about a young boy left in a hot car. But when the cops arrived, it’s the Good Samaritans who needed an ambulance! The boy’s mother is charged with running over the couple who called 911 on her. Now, 43-year-old Shannon Dominguez is confined to a wheelchair. Doctors say she may never walk the same again. “Every day is a chore. Every day is stressful,” says Dominguez. They never could have imagined calling police to […]

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    Congressional hearing on domestic violence: Elvin Daniel, brother of Azana Salon shooting victim testifies

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The scene is intense: A man is ferociously knocking on a door while a woman inside the house calls 911, saying that her ex is trying to break in. A child sits on the couch. The man bursts in and grabs the child, and the woman yells not to take the toddler. The man pulls out a gun. A shot rings out, and the screen goes black. A child cries out. The violent domestic scenario is only […]

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    Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas for transmission issue

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hyundai is recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans, one of its most popular models, for a problem with its transmission that could cause the car to be in a different gear than shown on its dashboard. The recall covers model year 2011 to 2014 Sonatas. The Korean automaker said it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths associated with the problem. But the company said that the recalled cars’ transmission shift cable could detach, causing a […]