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Explosion kills 5 near bus station

Explosion kills 5 near bus station

An explosion near a bus station left five people dead and 12 others injured in northern Nigeria, police said Thursday morning.
China to launch moon orbiter

China to launch moon orbiter

China says it will launch an experimental spacecraft between Friday and Sunday that will orbit the moon before returning to Earth, in a first for the country's ambitious space program.
Car plows into crowd and kills baby

Car plows into crowd and kills baby

A Palestinian man rammed his car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding several other people, Israeli police said.
Former Harlem Globetrotter missing

Former Harlem Globetrotter missing

Rico Harris, a former Harlem Globetrotter, has gone missing. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports.
Google unveils app to fix email

Google unveils app to fix email

How do you solve a problem like email?
Man chisels his way out of elevator

Man chisels his way out of elevator

A group in China escape from a stuck elevator thanks to one man and his trusty hammer. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

FoxNews

ISIS BLOOD MONEY Terror group pulli...

ISIS BLOOD MONEY Terror group pulling in $1M a month in oil sales

HOVERBOARD IS McFLY! 'Back to the F...

HOVERBOARD IS McFLY! 'Back to the Future' board step closer to being real

SIGN OF A LANDSLIDE? GOP leads De...

SIGN OF A LANDSLIDE? GOP leads Dems in Iowa early vote for first time

AIRDROP ERROR? ISIS claims intercep...

AIRDROP ERROR? ISIS claims intercept of US weapons to Kurds

Supreme Court makes rare correction...

Supreme Court makes rare correction to Ginsburg dissent in Texas voter ID law case

Driver attacked after ice cream tru...

Driver attacked after ice cream truck fatally strikes boy

MSNBC

Airtanker Crashes as Crews Battle N...

Airtanker Crashes as Crews Battle New California Fire

The tanker went down as it was flying over the Dog Rock Fire near the Arch Rock in Yosemite National Park, California fire officials said.






NYPD Suspends Cop Seen in Teen Beat...

NYPD Suspends Cop Seen in Teen Beating Video

One officer was suspended without pay and another was placed on modified duty after a video surfaced showing cops punching and beating a teenager.
Airtanker Lost as Crews Battle New ...

Airtanker Lost as Crews Battle New California Fire

Contact with the tanker was lost as it was flying over the Dog Rock Fire near the Arch Rock in Yosemite National Park.






Runaway Doctors and Missing Supplie...

Runaway Doctors and Missing Supplies in Ebola-Hit Liberia

Even in parts of Liberia where Ebola hasn?t been spreading, frightened doctors have run away and villages lack clean, running water.
Chicago Police Captain Shot Executi...

Chicago Police Captain Shot Executing Warrant

The captain was shot in his head and chest as police tried to arrest a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Indiana.
Shootout as Hundreds of Police Stor...

Shootout as Hundreds of Police Storm Chicago Neighborhood

Police have armored vehicles on the scene, and several rounds of gunfire have been heard coming from automatic weapons.






Washington Post

WorldViews: Mark Zuckerberg deserve...

WorldViews: Mark Zuckerberg deserves a lot of credit for speaking mediocre Mandarin

Even if you don't understand a word of Mandarin, it was easy to spot the "um's" and "sorry's" littered in Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's speech. But during a question and answer session at Tsinghua University in Beijing, he kept at it  ? for 30 very long minutes.

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Another man jumps White House fence...

Another man jumps White House fence, is apprehended on lawn by K-9 squad

A man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was taken into custody after being bitten by a guard dog, officials said, just weeks after another fence jumper made it deep into the executive mansion amid a series of security failures.

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As researchers develop Ebola vaccin...

As researchers develop Ebola vaccine, early human clinical trials show promise

Researchers racing to develop a vaccine that could help halt the Ebola epidemic are getting good news: Early human clinical trials of one leading candidate, involving small groups of volunteers in the United States and Europe, suggest that the vaccine is safe.

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Fact Checker: Alison Grimes doubles...

Fact Checker: Alison Grimes doubles down on a 4-Pinocchio claim

?I am Alison Lundergan Grimes and this is the Big Sandy power plant in Louisa, Kentucky. They are shutting down half the plant and laying off their workers because Mitch McConnell didn?t fight to get the scrubbers it needs to reduce coal emissions. Instead, Mitch and his wife pocketed $600,000 from enemies of coal, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. I approve this message because the difference between Mitch and me is I will fight for these jobs and no New York anti-coal billionaire will ever buy me off.?

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Federal Eye: Transgender federal em...

Federal Eye: Transgender federal employee wins historic discrimination case

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel on Thursday announced a landmark determination that the Department of the Army engaged in ?frequent, pervasive and humiliating,? gender-identity discrimination against Tamara Lusardi, a veteran and civilian Army software specialist who transitioned from male to female.

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Evidence supports officer?s account...

Evidence supports officer?s account of shooting in Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer?s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown?s body.

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Reuters

Wall Street jumps 1 percent in broa...

Wall Street jumps 1 percent in broad rally on results

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, with major indexes up more than 1 percent in a broad rally as strong results, including from two Dow components, reassured investors that corporations continue to fare well despite concerns about global economic growth.
Fewer customers drop Comcast cable ...

Fewer customers drop Comcast cable subscriptions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp reported higher quarterly revenue and income on Thursday as more people signed up for its high-speed Internet service and fewer customers dropped their cable subscriptions.
Citigroup to return to U.S. court D...

Citigroup to return to U.S. court Dec. 2 over Argentine bond payments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has scheduled a Dec. 2 hearing to weigh arguments over whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an expected interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.
American Airlines third-quarter pro...

American Airlines third-quarter profit soars on lower fuel costs

(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc , the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, said on Thursday that third-quarter net income soared 87 percent, topping analysts' estimates, buoyed by declining fuel costs.
U.S. factory activity growth slips ...

U.S. factory activity growth slips in October: Markit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.
Europe's banks face moment of truth...

Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector.

ABC

Hero of Canada's Shooting Greeted W...

Hero of Canada's Shooting Greeted With Standing Ovation

The hero sergeant-at-arms who killed the shooter in Wednesday's attack on the Canadian Parliament was welcomed back into the building this morning with a prolonged standing ovation.
Dogs OK After Tussle With White Hou...

Dogs OK After Tussle With White House Fence Jumper

The Secret Service dogs that tussled with a White House invader, including one who was violently kicked by the suspect, are recovering today, officials said.
Why Mark Zuckerberg Puts the Rest o...

Why Mark Zuckerberg Puts the Rest of Us to Shame

If you ever need shaming into keeping up with a New Years' resolution, look no further than the example set by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Ebola Fears Prompt North Korea to B...

Ebola Fears Prompt North Korea to Ban Tourists

North Korea is closing its borders to all foreign tourists due to fears of the Ebola virus.
Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Fr...

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free

A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
Ice Cream Truck Hits, Kills Boy; Dr...

Ice Cream Truck Hits, Kills Boy; Driver Attacked

Ice cream truck hits, kills 7-year-old boy in Los Angeles, prompting crowd to attack driver

BBC

Canada parliament sits after attack...

Canada parliament sits after attacks

The parliament in Ottawa returns to work and gives a hero's welcome to the sergeant-at-arms who shot a gunman dead the day before.
Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'

Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'

Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.
Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'

Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'

A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
Ebola blood-therapy team set up

Ebola blood-therapy team set up

An international team of scientists is to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola survivors as a treatment.
EU eyes new green energy targets

EU eyes new green energy targets

An EU summit gets under way shortly, seeking agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.

New York Times

Where Are the Most Ebola Cases Bein...

Where Are the Most Ebola Cases Being Reported?

Questions and answers on the scale of the outbreak and the science of the Ebola virus.
Latest News: Canada Terrorism, Ebol...

Latest News: Canada Terrorism, Ebola, Blackwater

Here?s what you need to know to start your day.
ArtsBeat: Keira Knightley to Make B...

ArtsBeat: Keira Knightley to Make Broadway Debut in ?Thérèse Raquin?

The Roundabout Theater Company will present a new adaptation of the Émile Zola novel ?Thérèse Raquin,? starring Keira Knightley, on Broadway next fall.
Taylor Swift's '1989': New Album Re...

Taylor Swift's '1989': New Album Review

Taylor Swift leaves country behind on ?1989,? her new album, but the implicit enemy is the rest of mainstream pop.
As Islamists Seek to Fill Ranks, Mo...

As Islamists Seek to Fill Ranks, More Western Women Answer Their Call

Analysts estimate that 10 percent of recruits from the West are women, often influenced by social media networks that offer advice, tips and logistical support for travel.
City Room: New York Today: What Dro...

City Room: New York Today: What Drought?

Thursday: one more rainy day, a heated debate for governor, and record subway ridership.

WallStreet Journal

U.S. Auto Sales Fuel GM Earnings

U.S. Auto Sales Fuel GM Earnings

General Motors reported a 14% drop in its third-quarter profit but beat analyst expectations as strength in North America offset weaker results in other regions of the world.
Airlines Post Strong Profits, Offer...

Airlines Post Strong Profits, Offer Bullish Outlooks

Several U.S. airlines posted stronger third-quarter profits and expressed bullish sentiments for the fourth quarter, based on falling fuel prices, strong holiday bookings, domestic capacity discipline and a slight easing of Ebola jitters.
Caterpillar Raises Profit Outlook

Caterpillar Raises Profit Outlook

Caterpillar posted stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter as the heavy-machinery maker said restructuring and cost controls paid off in a tough economic environment.
Audi Recalls 850,000 A4s

Audi Recalls 850,000 A4s

German luxury-car maker Audi has issued a world-wide recall of Audi A4 sedans, urging their owners to bring their cars in to repair a defective air bag, a company spokesman said Thursday.
Coke Taps New Marketing Chief

Coke Taps New Marketing Chief

Coca-Cola is replacing its chief marketing officer with a veteran company insider, the latest bid by the world?s largest beverage maker to revive flagging sales.
J.P. Morgan Warned on China Hiring ...

J.P. Morgan Warned on China Hiring Before Probe

Several executives at J.P. Morgan Chase in New York were warned of potential problems related to the bank?s hiring practices in China more than a year before the program came under scrutiny by the U.S. government.

Wired News

?Facebook Killer? Ello Hatches Plan...

?Facebook Killer? Ello Hatches Plan To Stay Ad-Free Forever

‘Facebook Killer’ Ello Hatches Plan To Stay Ad-Free Forever

Upstart social network Ello's has pegged a big part of its appeal on the promise that it will never sell ads to users. Now, it's used a novel legal maneuver to ensure that the company will live up that promise.

The post ‘Facebook Killer’ Ello Hatches Plan To Stay Ad-Free Forever appeared first on WIRED.

The Speedy Cartographers Who Map th...

The Speedy Cartographers Who Map the News for The New York Times

The Speedy Cartographers Who Map the News for The New York Times

When Malaysia Airlines flight 17 went down over Ukraine in July, the graphics team at The New York Times sprang into action. Because of the ongoing conflict on the ground, they already had lots of maps of the area. But they wanted to show more than just the crash site.

The post The Speedy Cartographers Who Map the News for The New York Times appeared first on WIRED.

Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarr...

Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarre Beauty of Marine Invertebrates to Life

Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarre Beauty of Marine Invertebrates to Life

In her new book, Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, The Backbone of Life, Susan Middleton gives jellyfish, nudibranchs, and anemones (among many others) the type of photographic treatment usually reserved for sports stars and heads of state. Shot against plain black or white backgrounds, the weird beauty of these creatures---many of them rare species seldom seen by human eyes---really stands out.

The post Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarre Beauty of Marine Invertebrates to Life appeared first on WIRED.

How Box Plans to Use Design to Beat...

How Box Plans to Use Design to Beat Microsoft (And Everyone Else)

How Box Plans to Use Design to Beat Microsoft (And Everyone Else)

In the nine months since Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft, the company has been getting unprecedented love from Office 365 users and Wall Street alike. Meanwhile, Box CEO Aaron Levie, one of Microsoft?s perennial detractors, has been quiet. But not because he's been sulking. He was busy looking for Ethan Batraski.

The post How Box Plans to Use Design to Beat Microsoft (And Everyone Else) appeared first on WIRED.

An On-Off Switch for Your Inbox, an...

An On-Off Switch for Your Inbox, and 5 Other Smart Email Gadgets

An On-Off Switch for Your Inbox, and 5 Other Smart Email Gadgets

Each device proposes some small new way we might interact with email. And it turns out the old messaging standby is potentially much more interesting than we give it credit for.

The post An On-Off Switch for Your Inbox, and 5 Other Smart Email Gadgets appeared first on WIRED.

A Sprawling Videogame City Filled W...

A Sprawling Videogame City Filled With Buildings Made by Generative Algorithms

A Sprawling Videogame City Filled With Buildings Made by Generative Algorithms

A game designer creates software that could auto-generate complex cities, from street maps to skyscraper architecture.

The post A Sprawling Videogame City Filled With Buildings Made by Generative Algorithms appeared first on WIRED.

Sports ESPN

Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants t...

Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants to Series

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Sources: Broncos table talks with T...

Sources: Broncos table talks with Thomases

The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign two free-agents-to-be, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, during the season, according to sources.
Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in sal...

Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only

Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.
Royals roar past Giants to even Wor...

Royals roar past Giants to even World Series

Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Titans QB Mettenberger to start, so...

Titans QB Mettenberger to start, source says

The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
OK State sues Texas OC Wickline for...

OK State sues Texas OC Wickline for $600K

Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.

Yahoo Movies

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...

France bows to stage director Patri...

France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

Editorial New York Times

Room for Debate: Keeping Up Appeara...

Room for Debate: Keeping Up Appearances

Has the use of plastic surgery gone too far? What does it mean (or take) to age gracefully, especially in the public eye?
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany?...

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany?s History Lesson for Britain

The story of a sculpture contains a message about how a country must come to terms with its past.
Op-Ed Columnist: Active Fatalism

Op-Ed Columnist: Active Fatalism

We have heroism all wrong. Consider Sisyphus happy: He has a task and it is his own.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Mirage of th...

Op-Ed Contributor: The Mirage of the ?New Egypt?

Three billboards tell very different stories about President Sisi?s regime.
Op-Talk: What Do We Know About Onli...

Op-Talk: What Do We Know About Online Harassment?

A recent Pew survey, the first of its kind, offers some data on Internet harassment. But will it help us fix the problem?
Editorial: The Fed at the Crossroad...

Editorial: The Fed at the Crossroads

It is crucial that the Federal Reserve keep interest rates low as long as inflation is in check.

Editorial MSNBC

Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.

Clicked: One day at a time

Clicked: One day at a time

This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.

First Read: The day in politics

First Read: The day in politics

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Woman who gouged her eyes in Califo...

Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday.
San Francisco stations banish 'Roya...

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
San Francisco stations banish 'Roya...

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
California woman gets stuck in chim...

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.
California woman gets stuck in chim...

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.
Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf ...

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

(Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."
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