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Rotella: What the Ebola Panic Says About Us

Carlo Rotella, Boston Globe: If you live in Monrovia, especially if you're poor, Ebola's a very big deal, and rich countries like the United States ought to be doing everything they can to help you avoid catching and spreading it. But...Show More Summary

Marshall: Sarah Palin, the Eternal Victim

Joshua Marshall, TPM: As you've likely seen Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol have now spoken out about their notorious boozy family brawl, recasting Bristol's attack on the event's host as a morality tale about violence against women and media bias. Show More Summary

High School Shooter Was Homecoming Prince

The shooter who opened fire Friday morning at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School played football and was recently named to the homecoming court. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg was in the school's cafeteria, went up to a table with students, "came up from behind... Show More Summary

'Honey Boo Boo' Halts Production

The TLC channel has given the reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo the boot following media reports that June "Mama June" Shannon, the mother of the show's child star, is dating a registered sex offender. Shannon posted a video on her...Show More Summary

Michael Savage: Vets with PTSD Are Crybabies

"I am so sick and tired of everyone with their complaints about PTSD, depression. Everyone wants their hand held and a check, a government check. What, are you the only generation that had PTSD? The only generation that's depressed? I'm sick of it! I can't take the celebration of weakness and depression." -- conservative talk show host Michael Savage

Dallas Nurse Declared Free of Ebola

Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease. Later Friday, President Barack Obama met Pham in the Oval Office and gave her a big hug. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," she said. "Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team."

The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster

Mark Binelli, Rolling Stone: In 2012, [Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R)] enacted the largest package of tax cuts in Kansas history, essentially transforming his state into a lab experiment for extreme free-market ideology. The results (disastrous)...Show More Summary

Shooting at High School Near Seattle

Investigators are responding Friday to a reported school shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, just north of Seattle, said Inci Yarkut, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol. A student at the school posted on Twitter, "one of the kids in the lunchroom started shooting and everyone booked it... i can't believe i just saw that."

6-Pound Gold Nugget Found in California

One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at 6.07 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. A gold hunter found it in July on public land in the Butte County mountains. Show More Summary

Alabama Fugitive Taunts Cops on Facebook

A wanted man in Autauga County, Alabama, taunted police on his Facebook page. Marc "Cornbread" Tarantino, 24, wrote after skipping his sentencing on burglary charges, "Tauga county mounty hope u wearin them nikes 2day!!!;) cuz y'allShow More Summary

Grandpa Thwarts Home Invasion, Sexual Attack

A grandfather in Lumberton, N.C., shot and killed a suspect in a home invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff's officials said. The incident started around 10 p.m. when two men wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves stormed into the house and demanded money. Show More Summary

Canadian Parliament Ovation for Shooting Hero

The hero sergeant-at-arms who killed the alleged shooter in Wednesday's attack on the Canadian Parliament was welcomed back into the building with a prolonged standing ovation. Kevin Vickers, 58, nodded to acknowledge the spontaneous applause that washed over him by the officials in the chamber, which included Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Show More Summary

Paul Allen to Give $100 Million to Fight Ebola

The billionaire Paul G. Allen said on Thursday that he would donate $100 million to the fight against Ebola, which has killed almost 5,000 people so far and crippled Western Africa. The amount roughly quadruples his earlier commitment...Show More Summary

NYPD Cop Kicks Another Cop in Head

An undercover New York City cop responding to the takedown of a criminal suspect in a subway station kicked another cop in the head after mistaking him for the suspect. Video taken by a bystander shows a man being taken to the ground by two cops before the undercover cop and other police arrive. Show More Summary

Kickstarter for Real Hoverboard

Hendo is introducing the world's first REAL hoverboard and hover developer kit. We are putting hover technology in YOUR hands.

500-Pound Man Resists Arrest by Sitting

A 500-pound man who was too large to fit in the back of a Volusia County sheriff's deputy's patrol car resisted arrest by sitting down and challenging deputies to move him, according to authorities. Howard Hendrix, 45, of Apopka, was...Show More Summary

Innocent Man Stopped 20 Times in Hunt for Eric Frein

A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life. Show More Summary

New York City Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola

A doctor who recently returned from West Africa, where he worked with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, had tested positive for the infection in New York City. Craig Spencer, 33, an emergency physician at New York Presbyterian...Show More Summary

$1,000 for the Victim, $459,000 for the Lawyers

An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday. The...Show More Summary

Watch Out for Creepy Clowns

Days after several reports of spooky clowns alarming residents in California, pranksters in similar costumes are popping up in other states. Sgt. Tom Weger of the Fishers Police Department in Indiana thinks his town is dealing with a copycat. Show More Summary

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