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  • HEALTH

    Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

    The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States flew from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who traveled to Dallas to visit family, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:

  • CELEBRITIES

    Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honored by Harvard

    Oprah Winfrey and songwriter Harry Belafonte are among those honored at Harvard University for their contributions to African-American culture.

  • NATION

    Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge

    A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival.

  • NATION

    Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

    State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage.

  • CELEBRITIES

    Florida loud music killing trial coming to close

    Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case.

  • CELEBRITIES

    Forensic link at center of missing student case

    Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday.

  • HEALTH

    The US Ebola case: 5 things to know

    Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States — a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

  • NATION

    Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures

    Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

  • HEALTH

    Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

  • NATION

    Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

    An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor...

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