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Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

BOSTON (AP) – The USS Constitution has fired two booming salutes during its last spin in Boston Harbor before it heads to dry dock for a three-year restoration project. The world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat left its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard with about 500 invited guests Friday. The ship, known as Old […]

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Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort

Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft’s CEO is continuing to try to repair damage caused by his gaffe last week at a women-in-computing conference. CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday sent a memo to staff saying all employees at Microsoft will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture. In his memo, Nadella also said […]

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CDC: Nurse with Ebola said she felt funny in Ohio

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A CDC official says a Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she “felt funny” and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas. Dr. Chris Braden says the woman didn’t have typical symptoms of Ebola when she flew to Cleveland on […]

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Obama announces plan to tighten card security

Obama announces plan to tighten card security

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the United States must do more to stop security breaches for credit and debit card users. Obama says for victims of fraud and identity crimes, it’s infuriating and heartbreaking. He says the problem requires a hands-on approach across the government. Obama is signing an executive order creating a […]

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Campus crime reporting requirements expanded

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new government rule seeks to create more awareness of the extent of sexual assault on campuses. Colleges and universities are required to compile and make crime statistics available on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence under a new rule announced by the Education Department. The change falls under the Clery Act, […]

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Texas Gov. Perry calls for travel ban due to Ebola

Texas Gov. Perry calls for travel ban due to Ebola

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry has joined calls for an air travel ban from countries hit the hardest by Ebola. Perry said Friday that air travel is how Ebola crosses borders and that’s how it arrived in Texas, so an air travel ban is the right policy. A Texas hospital had the first […]

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US to recognize same-sex marriages in 7 new states

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states. The states are Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada. The Justice Department says it will ensure that same-sex couples in those states are given federal benefits as soon as possible. Those states were affected by a recent Supreme Court […]

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Kerry: Ebola presents ‘test of global citizenship’

Kerry: Ebola presents ‘test of global citizenship’

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry is pleading with diplomats from around the world to donate more money and aid to West African nations battling the Ebola virus. Kerry calls it a real test of global citizenship. He spoke Friday to the diplomatic corps in Washington. The secretary of state says no nation […]

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Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola crisis. Obama has been under pressure to name an Ebola “czar” to oversee health […]

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GOP adviser sees problems with Ebola travel ban

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A former HHS secretary under President George W. Bush says he sees “lots of problems” with using travel bans to contain diseases like Ebola. Republican Mike Leavitt was in charge of bird flu preparedness under Bush. He says that at the time, officials studied a travel ban intensely but concluded such an […]

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