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Morning Digest: U.S. health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever

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U.S. health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever
DALLAS (Reuters) - A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus..
Hong Kong leader hopes for fresh talks after night of clashes
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying sought to defuse tension with pro-democracy protesters on Thursday, saying he hopes the two sides can talk next week, but anger over police violence and continued street scuffles suggest the students are not about to give up..
Markets on edge after worst turmoil in four years
LONDON (Reuters) - Global markets showed some signs of stabilization on Thursday after their most turbulent day in four years, but worries about world growth and the end of years of U.S. stimulus kept investors in a fraught mood..
Novelist Dubus now looks homeward after gritty memoir
NEWBURY Mass. (Reuters) - Andre Dubus III put his faded hometown of Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the map of modern literature with his gritty memoir, "Townie.".
Pistorius 'can't get away with this', Steenkamp's cousin tells court
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year, a cousin of the slain model told a South African court on Thursday..
Publishers aim to take Chinese literature to the world
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - China, the world's second-biggest book market after the United States, has long been a consumer of works from other countries, now it is making a push to export its own literature abroad, helped by the e-book revolution..
Spacewalking astronauts begin preparing station for new space taxis
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - A pair of spacewalking NASA astronauts hustled through an electrical repair job outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, then began work to prepare the outpost for new commercial space taxis..
New York makes yogurt official state snack
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yogurt became New York's official state snack on Wednesday, joining the likes of popcorn and salty boiled peanuts among popular foods honored by U.S. states..
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