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Some Good News: Near Perfect Weather For Most Of The Country

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Here's a lovely mid-week sighting:

That map shows that this afternoon there were no significant weather warnings issued across the Lower 48.

The only issue? A small stream flooding advisory in southern Arizona.

I asked John Hart, the lead forecaster for NOAA's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, what someone ...

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Lawsuit Testing Personhood Of Chimps Gets Its Day At An Appeals Court

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

A novel legal case exploring the personhood of chimps got its day at an appellate level court today.

If you remember, we told you about how the Nonhuman Rights Project is asking a court to send Tommy, a chimpanzee living in a cage at a trailer dealer in Gloversville, ...

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Five U.S. Airports Will Institute New Ebola Screening Procedures

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Five airports across the United States will start screening passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during his daily briefing on Wednesday.

Earnest said that as passenger enter the country, their temperature will be taken to make sure they are not exhibiting ...

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Appellate Court Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Bans In Idaho, Nevada

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Joining three other appellate courts, the 9th Circuit Court on Tuesday struck down gay-marriage bans enacted by Idaho and Nevada.

"We hold that the Idaho and Nevada laws at issue violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment," Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote for the court.

The ruling comes a ...

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In His Final Appearance, Landon Donovan Will Be U.S. Captain

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Landon Donovan, arguably the greatest American soccer player, will be the captain of United States Men's National Team when he makes his final appearance in a friendly against Ecuador on Friday.

Donovan, who holds the U.S. men's record with 57 goals scored and announced his retirement in August, was ...

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Reviewing The 4 Gay Marriage Cases The High Court Tacitly Endorsed

Monday, October 06, 2014

By refusing to review decisions striking down gay marriage bans from three appellate courts across the country, the Supreme Court gave a tacit nod to the legal reasoning in the cases before the courts.

As we reported, when the court denied certiorari on Monday it meant that gay marriages ...

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USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps Over DUI Arrest

Monday, October 06, 2014

Eighteen-time Gold medalist Michael Phelps, who was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, has been suspended for six months and will miss the 2015 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming announced on Monday.

"Michael's conduct was serious and required significant consequences," USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus said in a ...

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Mexican President Says He's 'Indignant' Over Case Of Missing Students

Monday, October 06, 2014

In an address to his nation on Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto vowed to prosecute those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

As we reported, over the weekend, authorities in Iguala found mass graves that they believe probably contain the bodies of ...

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WATCH: Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony With 'Requiem For Mike Brown'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

"Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all," the demonstrators sang, referring to the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.

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Occupy Central: Faces From Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are maintaining an uneasy vigil Sunday night at three main protest sites, despite authorities' deadline to pull back so that government offices and schools can reopen on Monday.

Demonstrators have defied previous ultimatums by the authorities to clear out, as well as pleas from politicians ...

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UPDATED: Authorities In Dallas Find Man Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Update at 3:26 p.m. ET. Man Is Located:

Authorities have located a homeless man who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the AP reports, quoting a Dallas city spokeswoman.

Earlier today, authorities said the man was in the ambulance that ...

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Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Peter Brook is truly the grand old man of world theater. He became famous with his productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the early 1960s; wrote the seminal theater text The Empty Space; and started the International Centre for Theatre Research in Paris, where he developed such plays as ...

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Mass Graves Found In Mexico, Near Place Where 43 Students Went Missing

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Police in the Mexican town of Iguala have found mass graves near the same place where 43 students went missing last month.

The Mexican newspaper El Proceso says authorities have begun digging up bodies and are trying to determine their identities.

The Wall Street Journal quotes Guerrero State ...

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After Quiet Night Of Protests, Hong Kong's Government Offices Reopen

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Update at 10:15 p.m. ET: Protests Quietly Continue As Government, Schools Reopen

The protesters occupying busy regions of Hong Kong have not entirely withdrawn, but they have made room for commuters to enter government buildings. Civil servants have returned to work, The Associated Press reports, barriers blocking the doors to ...

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What We Know About The American Being Held By The Islamic State

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Sunni militant group Islamic State is holding another American hostage. The revelation came in a video showing the beheading of British citizen Alan Henning.

At the end of the the video, a man warns that Peter Kassig, an Iraq War veteran, is next.

In a statement, Kassig's family ...

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Fire Breaks Out At Site Of Flight 93 National Memorial

Friday, October 03, 2014

Update, 11 p.m. ET: Despite the fire, the park and memorial will maintain Saturday hours.

A massive fire has left three administrative buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., badly damaged, the AP reports citing the National Park Service.

The AP adds:

"All ...

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In New Video, Islamic State Beheads British Citizen

Friday, October 03, 2014

The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has released a video that shows the beheading of British citizen Alan Henning.

The video is made in much the same style as the others, and shows a masked militant begin to cut the head off a man who looks like ...

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IN IMAGES: A Violent Day For Hong Kong's Occupiers

Friday, October 03, 2014

Tensions are flaring in Hong Kong, where young activists have been staging pro-democracy acts of civil disobedience for the past week.

As Scott reported earlier, what appeared to be a coordinated group of pro-Beijing protesters clashed with members of the Occupy Central movement. It's a story best told through ...

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American Cameraman, Working For NBC News, Tests Positive For Ebola

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Update: 4 a.m. ET Friday:

NBC news has identified the freelance cameraman who tested positive for Ebola as 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo. He was hired on Tuesday to be a second cameraman for the network's team covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Mukpo had been working in West Africa for the ...

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Supreme Court Will Consider Abercrombie's Religious Discrimination Case

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Next term, the Supreme Court will hear a case that concerns the hiring habits of Abercrombie & Fitch.

At issue is whether the store discriminated against a woman because she wore a head scarf. Bloomberg explains:

"Samantha Elauf was 17 in 2008 when she applied for a sales ...

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