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last updated: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:08:38 -0400

Sky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers

In this picture taken on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Smrzovka, Czech Republic, group of enthusiasts climbs up a 58-meter tall and 100-year-old chimney of a former textile factory. The Czech Union of Chimney Climbers, group of over 1000 members, has climbed and created a database of 9,755 chimneys in the Czech Republic and abroad with details including their exact GPS position, height and conditions. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)DOLNI SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) — From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:02:42 GMT

Burqa ban is 'religious apartheid': Wilkie
CRITICS of a move to segregate visitors to parliament who wear facial coverings say it sends the wrong message about how to treat Muslim women.

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last updated: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:11:29 -0400

Why did ER send Ebola patient home?

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)A Texas hospital initially released him even though he said he had been in West Africa.


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last updated: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:52:47 -0400

Why did ER send Ebola patient home?

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)A Texas hospital initially released him even though he said he had been in West Africa.


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Matt Bai: Who says Jeb can't survive the primaries?

Matt Bai - Republican candidatesSo I've been catching up on all the latest accumulation of Washington wisdom and totally get why no one other than Rand Paul, Ted Cruz or the reincarnated Pat Buchanan can possibly win the Republican nomination in 2016. But, what about Jeb Bush? Or Chris Christie?


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How Kentucky's struggling miners view most expensive Senate race

Clay County Kentucky coal cultureOnce the linchpin of Kentucky's economy, the coal industry has deteriorated beyond recognition. While the miners of Clay County feel the pinch, the 2014 Senate race over Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's seat has emerged as a $100 million contest, the most expensive Senate race in American history.


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HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader doesn't resign by midnight Thursday.

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History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo, protesting Pamona High School students, left to right, Ciana Vrtikapa, Tori Suyak, and Becca Ferris engage with passing motorists in a busy intersection near their school, during a multi-school protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in Arvada, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.


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W.H. fence-jumping suspect pleads not guilty

This courtroom artist rendering shows U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson, left, presiding during Omar J. Gonzalez's , center, case in court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Gonzalez, accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.


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The reporter behind Secret Service chief's ouster

Details Of Presidential Security Breaches EvolveBehind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who's been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years.


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Mexico catches drug lord in tourist haunt

Hector Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva's drug cartel, is led away after a press conference in Mexico City, on October 1, 2014Mexico City (AFP) - Soldiers captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug barons in a restaurant in a colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.


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U.S. Secret Service director resigns

Secret Service Director Julia PiersonThe recent break-in at the White House created insurmountable heat for Julia Pierson.


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Texas Ebola patient had contact with kids

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, August 21, 2014Texas Gov. Rick Perry says school-aged children are being monitored for symptoms.


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Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading

In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Cleveland County, Okla., Sheriff's Department, Alton Nolen is pictured in a booking photo. Nolen has been charged with murder in the first degree in the death of Colleen Hufford, in Moore, Okla. (AP Photo/Cleveland County Sheriff's Department)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.


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Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

A general view of The Ivy Apartments in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. The Dallas Ebola case, involving a man who flew back to the United States last month from Liberia, has prompted national concern over the potential for a wider spread of the deadly virus from West Africa, where at least 3,338 people have died in the worst outbreak on record. U.S. ...


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Prosecutor investigates grand jury in Ferguson shooting: NY Times

Demonstrators protesting the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown hold placards towards Barney's Sports Pub where supporters of officer Darren Wilson gathered in St. Louis, Missouri(Reuters) - The St. Louis County prosecutor is investigating the grand jury that is considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests, the New York Times reported. The investigation was set off by a message posted on Twitter, in which the poster claimed to have a friend on the grand jury and said there was not enough evidence for an arrest, the Times reported on Tuesday. The grand jury is considering whether to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. ...


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Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

General view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Patrick Rucker and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday. Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported could make it very difficult for U.S. hospitals to safely care for patients with Ebola, a messy disease that causes diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes and ears. ...


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Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at age 4 found alive in Mexico

Sabrina AllenAn Austin, Texas, girl abducted 12 years ago has been found in Mexico, law enforcement officials say.


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US, India to Team Up on Mars Exploration

US, India to Team Up on Mars ExplorationIndia's recent Mars success appears to have turned some heads. NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will investigate ways to collaborate on future missions to Mars, officials said Tuesday (Sept. 30). The announcement comes just one week after India put its first-ever Mars probe in orbit around the Red Planet, becoming just the fourth entity — after the United States, the Soviet Union and the European Space Agency — to do so. NASA and ISRO also signed an agreement Tuesday that lays out their respective roles on the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission, which is scheduled to launch to Earth orbit in 2020 to study the consequences of climate change on a fine scale.


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UN loses first staffer to virus outbreak

Photos of the day - October 1, 2014"Probable Ebola" strikes member of international organization in Liberia.


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Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap

Gascon offers solution to reduce prison overcrowdingStudy after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who commit similar crimes — an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable.


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No country for old men, or women: Afghanistan

In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 file photo, a man sits among the debris of a destroyed school in the village of Budyali, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors released Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan is the worst country to live in as an older person, an annual index on the wellbeing of the elderly showed on Wednesday. The Asian country was ranked bottom for the second consecutive year in HelpAge International's Global AgeWatch Index, its health situation in particular the poorest in the world. Norway topped the index - up one place from last year - followed by Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Germany, all of which remained in the top 10. ...


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'Not comfortable' with Secret Service chief in job

Secret Service Director Julia PiersonSenior Democratic lawmaker wants Julia Pierson to leave after series of presidential security breaches.


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Rhode Island child dies of infection related to Enterovirus D68

2 cases of enterovirus confirmed in Los Angeles CountyBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last week as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis alongside the respiratory virus, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a statement, calling it a "very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults. ...


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Corruption allegations deep-freeze Greenland's government

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrive with their children on a boat in NuukBy Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three Greenlandic ministers stepped down from the government on Wednesday to press Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to quit after she was accused of misuse of state money on private flights and hotels for family members. Hammond, premier since April last year, temporarily left office on Tuesday to wait for the results of an inquiry into her use of state funds, naming Kim Kielsen as her acting head of government. ...


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Florida cop on leave after using stun gun on 62-year-old woman

Raw: Fla Officer Investigated for Stun Gun UseTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.


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700-year-old tomb may decide Turkey's role in IS fight

Tomb of Suleyman ShahBy Dasha Afanasieva and Selin Bucak ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A vow to defend the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, in a Turkish enclave in northern Syria could decide Turkey's role in the military campaign against Islamic State. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday that the militants were advancing on the white stone mausoleum, guarded by several dozen Turkish soldiers and perched on a manicured lawn under a Turkish flag on the banks of the Euphrates. ...


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NYC teacher at elite school faces multiple sex charges

Brooklyn teacher indicted on charges of sex crimes against studentsNEW YORK (AP) — A teacher at an elite New York City high school already accused of sending an indecent photo to a student is now facing an additional 36-count indictment alleging he victimized six others.


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U.S. experts hunt for Ebola exposure after first case

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in AtlantaBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health experts are monitoring "a handful" of people who were potentially exposed to Ebola through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States, the top U.S. public health official said on Wednesday. Health officials confirmed the first case of the virus in the country on Tuesday, when a man who flew from Liberia to Texas tested positive for Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in three countries in West Africa. ...


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Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race

Gov. John HickenlooperNo one expected the 2014 Colorado governor's race to be tight — or even much of a race. Now the contest between Gov. John Hickenlooper and former dairy farmer, community banker, and Congressman Bob Beauprez is a textbook tossup.


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last updated: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:51:23 -0400

Why did ER send Ebola patient home?

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)A Texas hospital initially released him even though he said he had been in West Africa.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:28:00 GMT

‘The Jollys do our Block in’
THE Block’s war of words continues with Karstan Smith saying his bank account isn’t “as lush” as Darren Jolly who “ambushed” him on the show this week.

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Top 5 cringe-tastic Bachelor moments
WITH bach Blake pulling all interviews before tonight’s finale, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite cringe-worthy, face-gnashing, just make it stop, Bachelor moments.

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last updated: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:27:41 +0000

Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?
It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

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last updated: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:08:51 GMT

Third American held in North Korea appeals to U.S. for help: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - One of three Americans held in North Korea on charges of crimes against the state said he was anxiously awaiting his trial and appealed for U.S. government help to secure their freedom, a news report said on Thursday.






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last updated: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:31:06 -0400

19 Ridiculous Customers Anyone Who Works In Retail Has Encountered

It’s hard out there for a retail worker.

The Meddling Youths

The Meddling Youths

Culprit description: They stroll in and start touching everything, find a crude meaning in otherwise nonsexual objects, scream at nothing, and overall wreak havoc on the store.

NBC

The Fitting Room Partiers

The Fitting Room Partiers

Culprit description: Their job is to transform quiet dressing rooms into clubs, after spending HOURS in them. They only rely on their friends for help and making decisions, and treat you like you've got an invisibility cloak on.

VH1

The Giver, NOT The Taker

The Giver, NOT The Taker

Culprit description: They ask for different sizes in everything they try on, ultimately resulting in not buying anything.

Universal Pictures

The Chronic Questioner

The Chronic Questioner

Culprit description: They ask you and other customers questions about how they look and want "completely honest" answers.

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Rock the Vote Wants Young Voters to ‘Care Like Crazy’ About the Midterms
New $250,000 ad buy in key states features snarky ads targeting the young voters they want to hit the polls

Rock the Vote launched a $250,000 ad buy Thursday in five states where tight battles for statewide and national offices are playing out, including North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

The ad grab is part of the organization’s efforts to get young voters to the polls this election season—part of its trademark mission to make doing one’s civic duty look cool. The organization has also been working to register over 1 million millennials to vote–often soliciting the help of celebrities including Miley Cyrus.

Though the ads are running in states with tight races, non-partisan organization says its less interested in the politics of the races and more keen on getting as many young people as possible to head to the polls. “We are looking at states with large populations of college students and making sure we’re getting as many young people out to vote as possible,” says Ashley Spillane, president of Rock the Vote.

The ads’ target audience is among the groups deemed least likely to vote this election cycle, but Spillane is hoping the snarky tone of the 30-second spots, scheduled to air online and on stations like Comedy Central until Election Day, captures the attention of those 18 to 25. Each ad feels a bit like a dare—challenging young people to vote by presenting characters that would make a Birkenstock-clad millennial flip their wig.

“These are not your typical political ads,” says Spillane. “Young people have tuned traditional political ads out. We’re trying to meet young people where they are and speak about the issues that they care about.”

The ads highlight issues young people care most about—including war, reproductive rights, and the environment—but do so in a way that might not resonate with a typical Midterm voter. (One ad features a reference to rapper Riff Raff—“Laws making it harder for Riff Raff to vote? Absolutely,” a polo-clad woman in a golf shop says.)

The ads are a part of a larger Rock the Vote campaign called “Care Like Crazy” set to encourage young voters to share the issues that make their blood boil and hopefully, push them to the polls come November.

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