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Goats and Soda
5:38 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

Mary Mallon, known as "Typhoid Mary," was immune to the typhoid she carried. Working as a cook, she spread the disease in New York and ended up quarantined on Brother Island (above) for more than two decades.
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When American nurse Kaci Hickox came home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia, she was quarantined in a tent at Newark International Airport for three days — even though she showed no signs of illness.

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The Two-Way
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 7:50 pm

Sweden today recognized Palestine, just weeks after incoming Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said his government would become the first major European nation to make the move.

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Goats and Soda
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

Dallas-area resident James Faulk turned his yard into an Ebola treatment center for Halloween. But he has a serious side: his Twitter account raises funds for Doctors Without Borders, a group active in the fight against the virus.
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Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:25 pm

People living in the United States have little to no reason to fear contracting Ebola, a deadly viral illness causing an epidemic in West Africa. Yet on Friday night, some Americans will dress up in hazmat suits akin to what health workers wear when treating an Ebola patient.

And of course, there's even a "sexy" version.

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World
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Despite Cease-Fire, Fierce Battle For Donetsk's Airport Continues

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 6:27 pm

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World
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

As U.S. Support For Same-Sex Marriage Rises, Activists Go Global

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 6:27 pm

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