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Officials Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in U.S.

Updated: 09/30/2014 - A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

'Gang' Graffiti Covered Up in Quincy

Updated: 09/30/2014 - Quincy Police say a graffiti problem is a sign of gang activities around Stevens Street. Residents say paint scribbled on street signs and parks isn't the only activity they're worried about. Families say too many homes are being burglarized.
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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials....
  • Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
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  • EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
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