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U.S. Top News: Exclusive: CDC to hire lab safety chief after Ebola, bird flu mishaps

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Exclusive: CDC to hire lab safety chief after Ebola, bird flu mishaps
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to hire a chief of laboratory safety, a new post that has taken on more urgency after a CDC scientist was possibly exposed to Ebola in a laboratory last week.
U.S. sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Kazakhstan for resettlement
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Kazakhstan for resettlement, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of prisoner transfers aimed at closing the facility.
Head of Baltimore Ravens security charged with sex offense: report
(Reuters) - The senior director of security for the Baltimore Ravens was charged late on Tuesday with a sex offense, according to the Baltimore Sun newspaper and online court records.
Police kill Pennsylvania man as he tried to run down officers
(Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania shot and killed a man on Tuesday who tried to use his car to run over officers as they attempted to arrest him on charges of making online terroristic threats against law enforcement, officials said.
Tensions remain after New York City mayor meets police unions
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police union leaders said their grievances with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio remained unresolved after meeting with him on Tuesday, 10 days after they said he was partly to blame for a gunman's deadly attack on two policemen.
Home hash oil extraction is illegal: Colorado Attorney General
(Reuters) - Colorado's Attorney General on Tuesday said the state's landmark marijuana legalization law does not allow people to extract the drug's potent hash oil from plants in their home.
Penny for her thoughts: Puppy heads home after 2,400-mile U.S. road trip
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A puppy called Penny could be reunited with her worry-stricken U.S. owners by week's end after she went on a nearly 2,400-mile road trip that took her to an Iowa truck stop and a Pennsylvania pet hospital, her family said on Tuesday.
Gun deaths for U.S. officers rose by 56 percent in 2014: report
(Reuters) - Gun related deaths of U.S. law enforcement officers rose by 56 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year, with about one-third of officers killed in an ambush, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said on Tuesday.
Police say officer in Berkeley, Missouri, shooting acted in self-defense
(Reuters) - An 18-year-old man fatally shot by police in Berkeley, Missouri, last week was pointing a gun at an officer, according to a police investigation of the incident.
Wolf killed in Utah may have been famed Grand Canyon wanderer
(Reuters) - A gray wolf killed by a Utah hunter may have been "Echo," a female who attracted national attention after wandering through several states to become the first of the protected animals seen at Arizona's Grand Canyon in 70 years, officials said on Tuesday.
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