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Dallas Ebola Patient May Face Charges

October 7, 2014 10:22 pm

DALLAS — The Dallas County prosecutor is considering whether to file criminal charges against Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who traveled from Monrovia to Dallas, where he was diagnosed with the deadly virus last week. “We are looking at whether he intentionally and knowingly exposed the public to the virus,” said Debbie Denmon, a […]

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Ebola Patient Being Treated in Texas

October 1, 2014 10:14 pm

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil went to the emergency room last week, but was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia. “A travel history was taken, but it wasn’t communicated to the people who were making the decision. … It was a […]

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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

October 1, 2014 10:09 pm

WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson resigned under pressure as director of the Secret Service on Wednesday after failing to quell a bipartisan political furor over repeated breaches of White House security and losing the confidence of the president her agency is charged with protecting. Ms. Pierson’s support in the West Wing began crumbling late Tuesday, in […]

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US Secret Service Director Resigns

October 1, 2014 4:49 pm

Washington, DC – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, after a security breach at the White House and other high-profile incidents raised widespread concerns about the safety of the president and his family. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the resignation in a written statement, and the White House confirmed her decision shortly […]

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Kim Jong-un Broken Ankles

October 1, 2014 12:02 pm

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, has become so fat while in office that his ankles have fractured under his own weight, it was reported on Tuesday. The 31-year-old, who has looked increasingly portly since taking power, had to undergo a hospital operation after putting too much strain on his ankles during a gruelling round […]

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Alleged White House Intruder

October 1, 2014 11:58 am

Washington, DC — The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion’s doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday. White House fence jumper has PTSD, former stepson says Secret Service questioned over breach Armed man ran through White House Did Secret Service mishandle shooting? W.H.: […]

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ISIS Extremists Nearing Bagdad

September 29, 2014 10:19 pm

ISIS fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria. According to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Isis was approaching the Iraqi capital on Monday morning.

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Whitehouse Safety Concerns

September 29, 2014 10:13 pm

WASHINGTON, DC- The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday night. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president’s life. Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/09/fence-jumper-reportedly-made-it-much-deeper-into-white-house-than-secret-service-acknowleged,

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O’Hare Airport Incident Delay Flights Nationwide

September 26, 2014 10:17 am

CHICAGO—Flights in and out of Chicago’s airports, halted since early Friday morning after a fire broke out in the Federal Aviation Administration’s main Chicago air-traffic control center in suburban Aurora, Ill., slowly started resuming five hours later, the FAA said. The blaze, now extinguished, apparently was intentionally set by an FAA contract employee, Aurora Police […]

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President Obama Speaks At United Nations Ebola Meeting

September 25, 2014 10:12 am

NEW YORK — President Obama warned a summit of world leaders Thursday that the Ebola outbreak that has infected thousands in west Africa has gone beyond a health crises and is a “growing threat to regional and global security.” Citing new commitments from the United Nations last week, Obama said there had been progress. But […]

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