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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cheat Sheet - She Tweeted Against Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.

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October 21, 2014
A citizen journalist in Mexico was brave enough to expose the country's powerful drug cartels on Facebook and Twitter, but drug lords killed her for it. Jason McGaham writes about Felina, who reported from Tamaulipas, a state notorious for extortion, kidnappings, and corpses. "Today my life has come to an end," drug lords tweeted from Felina's account after murdering her.
American Jeffrey Fowle has been released from a North Korean prison camp and is on a flight home, the State Department announced Tuesday. Fowle was arrested for allegedly trying to leave a Bible at a sailors' club in North Korea. Fowle had been terminated from his job as an equipment operator for the city of Moraine, Ohio, during captivity, but can have his job back, City Manager David Hicks told The Daily Beast. "The reinstatement opportunity is available to him. Assuming he wants to be reinstated, he will," he said. "I'm sure that we'll have some celebration upon his return." Two other Americans, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae, remained imprisoned in North Korea. The State Department said it is working on achieving their releases, as well.
The Department of Homeland Security announced new restrictions on visitors flying from countries suffering Ebola outbreaks on Tuesday. Flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea can only land at five U.S. airports: JFK, Dulles, Newark, O'Hare, and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson. Passengers on these flights will also "be subject to secondary screening and added protocols, including having their temperature taken, before they are admitted to the U.S.," according to a statement from Secretary Jeh Johnson. He also noted that officials are working to locate and screen any individuals at air, land, and sea ports who have entered the U.S. and have been in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days.
It's been three years since the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell but transgender soldiers remain excluded—and exposing their true identity could get them kicked out. Tim Mak reports on the policy and how the Pentagon's "access to medical care" reasoning is no excuse to continue the ban.
A groundbreaking cell-transplant surgery has let a paralyzed man walk again. Darek Fidyka, 40, was paralyzed in 2010 after being stabbed multiple times in the spine. In collaboration with London scientists, surgeons in Poland transplanted cells from Fidyka's nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Scientists hoped that the cells would help fibers above and below his injury to reconnect, and they used nerve grafts to fill in the gap in his spinal cord. Two years after the surgery, Fidyka's regained his ability to walk. It's "more impressive than man walking on the moon," said Prof. Geoff Raisman, who led the U.K. research team behind the surgery.

Israeli Female Prayer Ads Defaced
Ultra-Orthodox Jews hurl stones, slash tires.
Spanish Nurse Cured of Ebola
Teresa Romero is clear of the virus.
Guardrail Maker Found Guilty of Fraud
Trinity Industries owes $525 million.
Pistorius Given 5 Years in Jail
For killing his girlfriend.
Airlines Hike Fares Despite Ebola Scare
And amid record earnings.

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