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U.S. Ebola patient dies in Dallas hospital


DALLAS — The first person diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil has died. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, died at 7:51 a.m. CDT, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital reported Wednesday, Oct. 8. Duncan contracted the virus in Monrovia, Liberia, where he lived, …

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The ‘Splainer: Beards, belief and baseball


On Tuesday (Oct. 7), the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard in keeping with his religious beliefs. Does facial hair equal faithful holiness? Let us ‘Splain . . . . …

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Court allows Texas to enforce closing of abortion centers


Abortion clinics throughout Texas were forced to close Friday (Oct. 3) due to non-compliance with a Texas law enacted last year regulating the abortion industry. A federal appeals court ruled Oct. 2, that Texas can immediately start enforcing new protections …

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Supreme Court refuses same-sex marriage appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Same-sex marriage is on the verge of becoming a legal reality in 60 percent of America’s states. The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way Monday (Oct. 6) for marriages between people of the same sex to be legally …

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