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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cheat Sheet - The CDC Was Wrong About How to Stop Ebola

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October 01, 2014
The first Ebola case diagnosed in America is breaking some of the CDC's ironclad assumptions, Kent Sepkowitz writes. The agency has an algorithm that places people from the three afflicted West African countries under watch if they've had exposure to a known case of Ebola. But as far as we know, the Dallas case had no such exposure.

Daniel Crespo, the mayor of Bell Gardens, California, has died after being shot in what sources are attributing to a domestic dispute inside his home. Crespo and his wife were allegedly involved in an altercation when his 19-year-old son intervened, a spokeswoman for the local sheriff's department said. His wife is believed to have then fired a gun at Crespo. She has been released from custody after hours of questioning.

Secret Service Lapse

A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to the CDC in Atlanta. When the president left the elevator, Secret Service agents stayed behind to question the man, as he had apparently been acting strangely and refused to stop recording the president with a cellphone camera. When the agents used a national database to check his criminal history, they found his convictions. Even more shocking, when he was later questioned by a supervisor, he turned over his gun. The agents had not known he was armed, meaning the screening used to keep people with guns away from the president failed to do so.

As Hong Kong's protests continued to spread Tuesday night, the entire Chinese leadership was attending a carefully choreographed event in Tiananmen Square on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. When one Hong Kong news channel decided to go split-screen, reports Ben Leung, it captured how these pesky protesters in Hong Kong have managed to upstage the stooges in Beijing.

The world has lost half of its species of wildlife in just the last 40 years, a new report from the London Zoological Society says. The society's Living Planet Index says populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish have declined by an average of 52 percent. Worse still, populations of freshwater species have fallen by 75 percent, according to the report. The index tracked more than 10,000 vertebrate species populations from 1970 to 2010. The conclusions suggest wildlife is continuing to be driven out by human activity. The index catalogues areas of severe impact, noting, for example, that in Ghana the lion population in one reserve is down 90 percent in 40 years. And globally, habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000. 

Obama OKs Refugee Plan for Border Kids
Lets them seek status from Central America.
California Allows Relatives to Seize Guns
Of family members using restraining order.
Kim Jong-un So Fat He Injured His Ankles
N. Korean leader in hospital.
AC/DC Guitarist Has Dementia
Confirmed by family of Malcolm Young.
Royals Win Wild Card Game
Made two comebacks against A's.

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