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Friday, October 3, 2014

Cheat Sheet - The Wisconsin Boy Fighting ISIS in Syria

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October 03, 2014
Looking for a cause after his early discharge from the military, 28-year-old Jordan Matson found one while watching the suffering of Kurdish children. Jacob Siegel reports on what motivated a white Christian from Wisconsin to go fight for the Kurds against ISIS.
Thomas Duncan, the first patient in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, came to Texas to marry his girlfriend. George Mason, a senior pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, said that Duncan had come from Liberia to "start a new life in America" with congregation member Louise Troh. "Louise and other members of her extended family are in isolation now because of their contact with Mr. Duncan," Mason wrote. "You can imagine how frightening this must be for all of them, mixed with the sadness of Mr. Duncan's diagnosis." Duncan is now in serious condition and in isolation at a local hospital. Troh is in quarantine at the apartment where Duncan fell sick. Texas health officials said 50 people are under observation for Ebola, down from 100 on Thursday. Of those, 10 are deemed to be at high risk for exposure.
Few rape victims on campus report the attack or press charges—and it's letting the evidence to stop these monsters slip away. Michael Daly on why the vast majority of the few cases that are actually reported go nowhere—and how it's helping alleged rapists like Jesse Matthew, the last man to see missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham alive.

Robert Talbot Jr. goes on trial in Texas on Friday for what federal law enforcement says was his plan to start an "American Insurgent Movement" by blowing up government buildings, killing police officers, and spraying a mosque with gunfire. "We must rebel. Blood and bullets are the only two things that will change this world, short of divine action," he allegedly wrote online. The FBI arrested Talbot in March after monitoring him online and by putting undercover agents and informants around him. Talbot then revealed his plans to send "that White House worthless piece of dirt and his Muslim Brotherhood a message they will never forget."


Just a month after elections tossed out the center-right government, Sweden's new liberal government is already making waves. Newly minted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in his inaugural address Friday that Sweden will recognize Palestine as a state, making the country the first long-term member of the EU to do so. "The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state solution," he said. "A two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful co-existence. Sweden will therefore recognize the state of Palestine." EU countries such as Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia recognized Palestine before joining the EU.

Occupy Hong Kong Threatens Talk Boycott
After "organized attacks" on protesters.
Fake Politician Got Into Obama Event
Made it backstage.
NYC First Lady's Office Investigated
For chief of staff's allegedly anti-police boyfriend.
Lena Dunham to Stump for Pro-Choice Dems
On her book tour.
Court to Shut Most TX Abortion Clinics
Ruling will leave seven open.

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