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"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."

—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher


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On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:40:00 -0400 
    Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

Michael Dunn Found Guilty In 'Loud Music' Killing 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:25:00 -0400 
    A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music.

Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:12:00 -0400 
    The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.

Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:08:22 -0400 
    When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change? 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:07:00 -0400 
    Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.

Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:56:00 -0400 
    The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

Royals' Win A Tough Act To Beat As Baseball Playoffs Near 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:37:00 -0400 
    After a dramatic win in extra innings, the Kansas City Royals will advance in the playoffs for the first time in nearly three decades.

2 New Breeds Allowed To Compete At Westminster Dog Show 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400 
    The Westminster Kennel Club will allow two new breeds to next year's show — the wirehaired vizsla and the coton de tulear.

Dallas Ebola Patient Was Not Diagnosed On First Hospital Visit 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400 
    Officials at Presbyterian Hospital said the patient confirmed last Friday that he had been in an area with Ebola, but that information was not passed along to the entire medical team.

University Of Michigan Coach Under Fire For Playing Injured Quarterback 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400 
    Coach Brady Hoke kept an injured quarterback in last weekend's game, touching off student protests and booster backlash. Rachel Martin talks to Alejandro Zuniga, an editor at the The Michigan Daily.

Secret Service Director Resigns After Storm Of Criticism 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400 
    The director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, resigned on Wednesday after the agency came under scrutiny for a series of security missteps.

Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400 
    A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.

How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400 
    A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It? 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:16:00 -0400 
    It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

Hospital Official: Ebola Patient's Travel Not Relayed To Doctors 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:05:00 -0400 
    A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital learned that the man had flown to the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not communicated to doctors making the diagnosis, the official says.
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On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:40:00 -0400
Michael Dunn Found Guilty In 'Loud Music' Killing  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:25:00 -0400
Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:12:00 -0400
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