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U.S. nurse bikes away, despite Ebola quarantine

Washington - A U.S. nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa took a bike ride early Thursday despite a state order to stay at home in quarantine.

Op-Ed: Apple Chief Cook proudly gay

San Francisco - It comes as no surprise that the CEO of Apple is gay, but few have put it such a way that will offend homophobes. For many Christian fundamentalists, and members of other religions, being a homosexual is a one-way ticket to hell.

Op-Ed: Tenure debate: Why we teachers must stop saying that we love kids

The teacher tenure debate has returned to the forefront of the news cycle, this time due to the controversial cover of the latest TIME magazine. After an op-ed in CNN about protecting teacher tenure, this teacher needs to speak out: I don't love your kid.

North Korea's leader returns to public view with a vengeance

Seoul - He's baaaack; and there are some 10 senior leaders of the North Korea's ruling Workers Party who are not particularly happy about it.

New York street harassment video goes viral

New York - A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups.The two-minute video shows actress Shoshana B.

Review: Laughing. Crying. Bleeding. — Maybe. Special

Are you a vampire? Or an outsider, at least? Do you like laughing? What about love? Watch the work of filmmaker Taika Waititi.

New species of frog discovered in New York City's own backyard

New York City's Staten Island is not the ideal place to be looking for frogs, especially in November. Most amphibians are already in hiding for the winter. But Brian Curry found one frog in that cold, hardwood forest swamp.

Can crime be linked to genetics?

The nature-nurture debate has resurfaced in relation to a new scientific study which argues that certain genes are connected to violent crimes.

Baby wipes recalled due to potential bacterial infection risk

A brand of baby wipes has been recalled due to a potential contamination risk, which could occur due to the presence of pathogenic bacteria. The bacteria were found following laboratory testing.

Op-Ed: Poll — Democrats losing youth vote to Republican Party

Washington - The Democratic Party has achieved the seemingly impossible and President Barack Obama, Senate leader Harry Reid and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deserve a lot of credit.

Nobel Peace Prize laureates push Obama to release torture report

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners are pushing for President Barack Obama to release a 500-page document detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorist suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks

Former Texas cop accused of raping teen while officers watched

Pharr - A former South Texas police officer will stand trial for allegedly raping an underage girl multiple times while fellow officers watched.

Breaded chicken recalled due to food poisoning risk

A bacterial toxin has been found in a range of breaded chicken products. As a precaution, the processed meat breaded products have been withdrawn from sale in the U.S.

Three Iowa schools locked down as search goes on for student

Sheriff's deputies in northwest Iowa are looking for a male student who allegedly brought a gun to school earlier this week. He supposedly made threats, but authorities are not elaborating. They just need to find the student.

Ancient viruses survive in frozen Caribou poop

Looking for viruses in odd places can turn up some surprising results. One scientist looking at caribou poop frozen in ice for hundreds of years discovered two previously unknown viruses.

Video exposing street harassment draws rape threats (Video)

New York - Shoshana B. Roberts was fed up with the sexual harassment she was experiencing in the streets of New York City. She decided record this treatment on a hidden camera to expose what women have to go through every day in the streets of the city.

Palestinians urge UN to demand Israel end settlements

New York - The Palestinians urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency meeting called to address tensions in east Jerusalem.

Last-minute SCOTUS rulings affect voting laws in 2014 elections

Washington D.c. - A flurry of last-minute Supreme Court decisions will have an immediate effect on voting laws in four states as voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

Op-Ed: Why nurse in Maine should respect quarantine orders

A nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey after returning home from west Africa is refusing to remain self-quarantined in her home in Maine. Here is why we should all respect quarantine orders:

Op-Ed: Government ignores voters on marijuana

Denver - State, local and federal government agents have launched secretive raids on marijuana growers and dispensaries in Washington and Colorado, the two states where voters legalized it.
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