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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 21,  2014, a health worker takes the temperature of a man, right, as part of the countries fight against the spread of the Ebola virus, on the Masiaka Highway, forming part of a trans-West African highway, which links all West African States, on the outskirts of  the capital city of Conakry, Guinea.  Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola’s spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)
WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000
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President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola responseObama says science, not fear, must guide US response to Ebola
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera raises his cap after walking San Francisco Giants Gregor Blanco during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3Finnegan passes big test, Royals hold off Giants 3-2 to take a 2-1 edge in World Series
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Tunisian soldiers celebrate at the end of a successful raid against gunmen in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Tunisian authorities stormed the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff Friday, leaving five women and one man dead in a suburb of Tunis, the capital. Responding to a tipoff Thursday, police had surrounded the home in Oued Ellil and were shot at by the inhabitants, who killed one policeman. One gunman was killed and another captured during the Friday morning raid and one child and a security forces member were wounded, the state news agency said.( AP Photo/Aimen Zine)
Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic electionTunisians express doubts over politics as they prepare to elect historic new parliament
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CORRECTS LOCATION OF INTERVIEW TO SANLIURFA - In this Oct. 21, 2014  photo, Sheikh Ahmad Hamo, father of Rukan Hamo, a young Kurdish woman who joined the Kurdish Pesmerga forces eight years ago, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Sanliurfa, Turkey. Among the Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani against the IS are thousands of women. In April, Kurdish fighters created all-female combat units that have grown to include more than 10,000 women who played a major role in battles against IS, said Nasser Haj Mansour, a defense official in Syria's Kurdish region. (AP Photo/Onur Cakir)
Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against ISWomen fight on front lines of battle against Islamic State militants in Syria, Iraq
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, Europe’s Ian Poulter plays out of the rough on the 15th hole during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland. The PGA of America president referred to Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 2014, for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Bishop ousted as PGA of America presidentTed Bishop removed as PGA of America president for sexist comment at Poulter
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 1964, file photo, Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian, left, and team captain James Carroll are shown during a practice session in South Bend. Notre Dame was at rock bottom when Ara Parseghian took over 50 years ago. The Irish finished the season 2-7 in 1963 and the only thing that kept them from matching the worst record in school history set in 1956 was the game against Iowa was cancelled because of the assassination of John Kennedy.  (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock, File)
Parseghian turned around moribund Notre DameParseghian took over Notre Dame at rock bottom, instantly turned Irish into title contenders
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong speaks to reporters before Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of SeriesRoyals' Jason Vargas to start World Series game in SF after watching as fan 4 years ago
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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapistIran hangs woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her
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  • Search in serial killing case comes up empty

    Authorities who learned that a man who confessed to killing several women whose bodies were found in abandoned buildings in Indiana may have traveled to the South suburbs say their search of abandoned homes in the area has come up empty. The Cook County sheriff's office started searching abandoned homes on Wednesday and continued on Thursday. Daily Herald, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 10:51 PM
  • Officials Deal With Election Issues

    With just 12 days left before Election Day in one of the nation's most closely watched races for governor, Illinois officials are beginning to deal with complications from balloting procedures to how soon they can count votes. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says in an official opinion that no votes should be counted before the close of polls on Nov. 4. Elections authorities in Chicago and suburban Cook County say if they can't even prepare votes for counting before then, vote-total reporting will be seriously delayed. 101.5 CIL-FM, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 09:32 AM
  • Man fatally stabbed, 8 other people shot in Thursday violence

    The 44-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office could not immediately confirm the fatality. My FOX Chicago, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 06:46 AM
  • Inmate charged with murder just before he was to be released

    On the day he was scheduled to leave prison after serving a five-year sentence for burglary, a suburban man found out he was charged in the stabbing death of a woman 12 years ago. "We got him just before he was going to get out," Bedford Park police Detective A. Smuskiewicz said of 40-year-old Steven Podkulski, who was arrested Wednesday. Daily Herald, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 06:24 PM
  • Why Tinley Park's paying $4.16M for the old...

    Tinley Park is moving to purchase 280 acres formerly occupied by the Tinley Park Mental Health Center and Howe Developmental Center. In a letter to Simone McNeil, acting director of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, Mayor Ed Zabrocki says the village attorney has been directed to draft a purchase contract for $4.16 million, with the money placed in installments in an escrow account until a tentative closing date of June 19. "We want to make sure we can control what goes there," the mayor said. The Southtown Star, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 06:34 AM
  • Educators decry proposed school funding plan

    Senators Bill Cunningham, Christine Radogro, Fran Hurley and Renee Kosel answer questions about Senate Bill 16 to a packed auditorium at Orland Park High School, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, in Orland Park. Legislation that proposes a shift in state funding for school districts could result in teacher cuts, larger class sizes and higher property tax bills in some local districts, officials with those districts said Thursday. The Southtown Star, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 10:35 PM
  • Downers Grove Democrat challenges Woodridge Republican in county race

    John Curran of Woodridge will ask voters to re-elect him to represent the 3rd District in DuPage County on Nov. 4. Pamela Miles of Downers Grove, the Democratic candidate, is challenging Curran for the seat. has been a Cook County assistant state's attorney for the past 16 years, served one term as Woodridge village trustee before joining the DuPage County Board. The Doings Weekly, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 05:49 PM
  • Missing Midlothian man found dead at Oak Forest park

    An elderly Midlothian resident who had been missing since November was found dead this month in a pile of tree branches at an Oak Forest park, authorities said. An Oak Forest Park District employee was spraying for weeds Oct. 10 along a small creek next to a playground at the park in the 15500 block of Waverly Avenue and saw what appeared to be two human legs sticking out from a bundle of tree branches, according to police. The Southtown Star, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 09:07 PM
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