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The Ebola virus. American who contracted Ebola improves, in serious condition

Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has improved to serious condition at the National Institutes of Health.

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held in Afghanistan for five years, is being allowed off a Texas military base as part of his
Official: US military to charge Bergdahl with desertion
A U.S. official says the Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service.
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Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers
Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.
U.S. Governors Associatio mn Executive Committeeember Utah Gov. Gary Herbert  (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
Critics say firing squad law could hurt Utah's image
Utah lawmakers and Gov. Gary Herbert say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal injection drugs aren't available, but critics say bringing it back could hurt the state's image.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks stand for the playing of the National Anthemat Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 26, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Mike McGinnis, Getty Images)
Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work
Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most baseball players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce.
The 1983 mug shot of Glenn Ford, who was convicted of killing a Louisiana jeweler and sentenced to death. Ford was released from prison on March 11, 2014 after a judge overturned the conviction. (Louisiana Department of Corrections)
Ex-prosecutor of exonerated death row inmate pens apology
A former northwest Louisiana prosecutor says he began having nagging doubts many years ago about the fairness of the trial in a death penalty case he successfully handled in 1984.
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Over 40 students suspended in grade-changing scheme
A high school in southern Louisiana has suspended at least 45 students as part of an investigation into a student who changed grades through a web-based computer program.
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Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal pot
Legalizing marijuana reduces drug arrests but doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers — ending racial disparities in marijuana enforcement.
A school photo of Sandy Hook Elementary gunman Adam Lanza from 2008, when he attended Western Connecticut State University. (Western Connecticut State University)
Home of Sandy Hook shooter is demolished in Newtown
The home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school has been demolished.
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Wife of man accused of faking death given public defender
The wife of a man who authorities say faked his own death to defraud insurance companies out of millions appeared briefly in court on counts of insurance fraud.
Robert Durst (Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office via Getty Images)
Vermont student missing since '71 seen near Durst's store
An 18-year-old Vermont college student who disappeared in 1971 was last seen near a health food store owned by millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst.

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