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Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Scientists are racing to develop ways to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. It has killed more than 5,600 people in West Africa, most of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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GA roads, airport to see 1.3 million travelers

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Officials say those driving should leave early and remember seatbelts. They say passengers who fly should double-check security rules and get to the airport with plenty of time before flights.

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US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Smoking is the nation's leading cause of preventable illness. It's responsible for the majority of lung cancer deaths and is a factor in heart attacks and a variety of other illnesses.

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Go-ahead for Liberia Senate campaign despite Ebola

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Health authorities have said people still need to be mindful of Ebola at rallies. Polling places are supposed to provide buckets of chlorinated water for hand-washing and a pen for each voter to fill out his or her ballot.

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Nobel Prize for DNA discovery going to auction

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The auctioneer says the gold medal could bring $2.5 million to $3.5 million on Dec. 4. Part of the proceeds will go to the University of Chicago, Clare College Cambridge, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island Land Trust and other local charities.

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Most expensive bottle of bourbon sold, money to charity

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The bottle appeared to rank among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever sold. Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association, said he doesn't know of any other bottle that sold for that amount or higher. All of the money will go to a local charity.

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Posted: 11/25/2014 - New government rules will require chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores -- and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines -- to post the calorie content of food "clearly" on their menus.

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Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries

Posted: 11/24/2014 - Honda blamed the lapses on inadvertent data entry and computer programming errors, as well as a misinterpretation of the law. The automaker says it's taking corrective action.

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Advocates: DSS must do more to determine best care

Posted: 11/24/2014 - Rev. Randy Harling of the Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood told a special Senate committee investigating the Department of Social Services that that kind of work could ultimately mean the child spends less time in the system.

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Georgia court upholds private probation law

Posted: 11/24/2014 - The probationers claimed that Sentinel Offender Services was illegally requiring electronic monitoring and extending probationers' sentences.

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21 states push to overturn Md. gun-control law

Posted: 11/24/2014 - Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and limit gun magazines to 10 rounds.

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VA fires Phoenix hospital director

Posted: 11/24/2014 - VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Helman's dismissal underscores the agency's commitment to hold leaders accountable and ensure that veterans have access to high-quality, timely care.

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