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NIH: Nurse Nina Pham free of EbolaSteve Nash ruled out for season with back injury (Yahoo Sports)

Patient Nina Pham is hugged by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, outside of National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)One of two caregivers at Dallas hospital to treat Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan now free of virus and discharged.


ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 16: Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before a game against the Utah Jazz at Honda Center on October 16, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Nash will miss the entire season because of a back injury, the Lakers announced Thursday, putting the two-time NBA MVP point guard's career in doubt. The Lakers and the 40-year-old Nash announced their joint decision less than a week before the start of the regular season.


Islamic State used chlorine gas in fight north of Baghdad, say Iraq officialsManning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21 (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, Army soldiers search Iraqis amid tight security during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.


Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) salutes after scoring his third touchdown of the night, as teammate Orlando Franklin (74) joins him during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

With this much speed and acceleration, it's no surprise Emmanuel Sanders is so adept at catching up. Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos' 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. ''We understand in this offense, it can be anyone's night at any moment,'' said Sanders, who didn't catch his first TD pass for Denver until Sunday night, when Manning set the career record.


Car smashes into Calif. restaurant, 7 injuredCutler says Marshall did not single out anyone (Yahoo Sports)

This Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 photo provided by Leonard Rhone shows a car that plowed through a storefront in Dublin, Calif. Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into the restaurant in a Northern California shopping center. A 56-year-old female driver had just pulled into a parking lot outside Taqueria Los Pericos in Dublin on Thursday night when she accidentally accelerated and plowed through the storefront. (AP Photo/Leonard Rhone)DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center.


Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) adjusts his helmet after getting tackled during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler insisted receiver Brandon Marshall did not single out him or anyone else during his outburst following last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins. ''He didn't come near me,'' Cutler said Thursday. I don't think he attacked anyone personally (with) what he was saying.'' Cutler's comments came on the heels of a 27-14 loss at Soldier Field that raised all sorts of questions about the leadership and direction of the team. They're 3-4 and staring at a road game with Tom Brady and the AFC East-leading New England Patriots this week.


Man in NYC hatchet attack said to have Islamic 'extremist leanings'Braves make Hart president of baseball operations (Yahoo Sports)

Four police officers in the city's Queens borough were posing for a photographs when they were attackedsuspicion of smoking marijuana in BrooklynThe man who attacked New York City police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead was reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" police and a monitoring group said. The man, identified in the US media as Zale Thompson, had posted an array of statements on YouTube and Facebook that "display a hyper-racial focus in both religious and historical contexts, and ultimately hint at his extremist leanings," the SITE monitoring group said. Four rookie police officers in the city's Queens borough were posing for a photograph at the request of a freelance photographer when the man walked up and without saying a word attacked them with the hatchet, a city hall statement said. One officer was hit in the arm and another in the head before the other officers shot and killed the attacker, according to police commissioner Bill Bratton.


The Atlanta Braves announce interim general manager John Hart at a news conference after the baseball team fired general manager Frank Wren Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

John Schuerholz completed what he called ''the best negotiation of my entire career'' by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations. With Hart taking the newly created title on Thursday, the Braves aren't looking for a general manager. Hart, Schuerholz and former Braves manager Bobby Cox formed the GM search committee. ... I think all along I did feel and know that John clearly wanted me to take this job.'' Hart, the former GM for the Rangers and Indians, joined the Braves last year as a senior adviser.


Why NYC Ebola case won’t be rerun of DallasTitans: Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at QB (Yahoo Sports)

Traffic passes Bellevue Hospital, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. Dr. Craig Spencer, a resident of New York City and a member of Doctors Without Borders, was admitted to Bellevue Thursday and has been diagnosed with Ebola. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)City designated single hospital as go-to place for Ebola patients, gave specialized training to health workers.


Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger warms up before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The Tennessee Titans have kicked their youth movement into high gear with rookie Zach Mettenberger starting at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Jake Locker has missed three of the past four games with injuries, and coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday that the decision to go with Mettenberger was made Tuesday. The coach said this is an opportunity to see what the sixth-round draft pick out of LSU can do with the Titans struggling at 2-5. ''No question he's a talented, young player, and maybe it'll give us a spark,'' Whisenhunt said.




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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

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Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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