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US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a ... Full Story

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  • US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia
    US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease.

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A psychiatric hospital has cited security concerns in its decision to refuse treatment to a teenager awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school.

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    Colorado high court considers pot firing case

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

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    Viagra ads target women for 1st time

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

  • Correction: Ebola story

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about the Ebola outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that France promised another field hospital for Guinea and that it would send 25 more doctors. It has promised only one hospital, along with doctors to staff it, and was merely repeating tht promise.

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  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients
    Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.

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  • Firefighter sues over pregnancy-related sick days

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant.

  • Court-ordered anti-smoking ads challenged by firms

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's largest tobacco companies are challenging court-ordered advertisements requiring the cigarette makers to say they lied about the dangers of smoking.

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