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Four killed, 67 injured as New York train derails

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 1 2013, 10:36am CST | by IANS

New York, Dec 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 67 others injured when a passenger train derailed in New York City, prompting a major emergency services response.
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Cuomo and DeBlasio Create Program Urging Health Care Professionals To Go To West Africa

Oct 30 2014 4:04pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that New York State and New York City will create a program to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients. According to a press release from de Blasio’s office the two will create a program of “financial incentives and other employment protections” to urge health care professionals to go ...
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Elton John: 'Pope Francis Is My Hero, Make Him A Saint Already'

Oct 29 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Sir Elton John told a group of star-studded celebrities and donors at his annual AIDS fundraiser in New York on Tuesday that Pope Francis was his hero because of his pro-gay activism within the Catholic church. Elton John reportedly helped raise $3.7 million while serenading guests with his classic hits at Cipriana Wall Street. Throughout the evening, the music legend spoke of his commitment to end the AIDS epidemic and also sang the praises of the Pop ...
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Over 29,000 Pakistanis still in Afghanistan
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Over 29,000 Pakistanis who fled North Waziristan because of an ongoing military operation are in Afghanistan, authorities said. | by IANS
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Oslo, Oct 31 (IANS) Norway announced that it will send 120 soldiers to Iraq. | by IANS
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Washington, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) At least four people died when a small plane crashed into a building near the Wichita, Kansas, airport in the US, media reported. | by IANS

Obama Touts Heroism Of Ebola Health Care Workers

Oct 29 2014 2:55pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday touted the heroism of health care workers fighting Ebola abroad, further emphasizing the disagreement between himself and other politicians who want the workers quarantined when they come home. "All of them have signed up to leave their homes and their loved ones and head straight into the heart of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa," Obama said during a White Hou ...
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Superstorm Sandy Anniversary: ‘It’s (Still) Global Warming, Stupid’

Oct 29 2014 1:02pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast, killing more than 100 people, destroying entire communities, and inflicting more than $70 billion in damages. At the time, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pointed out that Sandy slammed his state just two years after it was deluged by Hurricane Irene, ”We have a one-hundred year flood every two years now.” In a now-famous cover story, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid,” Bl ...
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Maine Is Prepared To Enforce Its 'Voluntary' Ebola Quarantine, Health Officials Say

Oct 29 2014 9:45am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew declined during a news conference to comment specifically on the case of nurse Kaci Hickox, who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hosp ...
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States Expand Access To Lifesaving Drug After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Oct 28 2014 2:56pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- Legal changes in the wake of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's February death of a drug overdose have dramatically expanded access to a lifesaving drug that can reverse overdoses from prescription painkillers and heroin. Eight states have passed laws allowing firefighters, police or members of the public to more easily administer the drug, called naloxone. Three more have passed so-called Good Samaritan laws allowi ...
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Obama Says U.S. Should Embrace Health Workers Fighting Ebola In Africa

Oct 28 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The United States shouldn't do anything to discourage health care workers from traveling to Ebola-stricken countries, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in remarks that contrasted sharply with the actions of governors who have sought to quarantine doctors and nurses returning from West Africa. "We don't want to discourage our health care workers from going to the front lines and dea ...
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Elizabeth Warren To Chris Christie: Show 'Science, Not Politics' On Ebola Quarantine

Oct 28 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) controversial Ebola quarantine, urging the governor to prioritize "science, not politics" in his response to the deadly virus. Appearing on "CBS This Morning," Warren responded to Christie's defense of the quarantine. According to the governor, the Centers for Disease Control is "behind" on their response to the virus ...
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