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Two U.S. Ebola Patients Released

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 22, 2014 - 3:17am
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, have been released from an Atlanta hospital, and their doctor says they have recovered and can't spread the disease.

Sexual-Assault Victims Get Campus 'Advocates'

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 22, 2014 - 3:12am
UC Berkeley and other colleges are adding staffers to provide confidential support for sexual-assault victims, part of a push for a "victim-centered approach" to address such violence on campus.

Afropunks, Come as You Are

New York Times - California News - August 22, 2014 - 2:00am
Phil Knott’s portraits of the Afropunk scene show “the other black experience” among fans of alternative music.

Bookshelf: Judges Are People, Too

NY Times Books - August 21, 2014 - 9:22pm
The books “Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide,” “New York City in 3D: The Gilded Age” and “East in Eden: William Niblo and His Pleasure Garden of Yore” are examined.






Disney Unveils New ‘Star Wars’ Game for Mobile Devices

New York Times - California News - August 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
In addition to the game, Star Wars: Commander, the company plans to roll out a new animated television movie and a related TV series in October.

Al Gore Had Doubts Over Sale to Al Jazeera

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 7:02pm
Al Gore had "serious reservations" about selling Current TV to Al Jazeera but overcame them because he believed the U.S. was likely to influence the broadcaster and foster understanding, court papers say.

McDonnell Points to Marital Strife

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 6:09pm
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell said his 38-year marriage to Maureen McDonnell is "on hold" as he testified in his own defense during the couple's trial on federal political-corruption charges.

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Up 2.4%

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 5:05pm
Sales of previously owned homes rose in July to their highest level since last September, the latest sign that the U.S. housing recovery has regained its footing after a shaky stretch following last year's jump in mortgage rates.

Bergdahl Swap Violated Law, GAO Says

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 5:01pm
The Obama administration violated the law when it failed to give Congress adequate notice about the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay as part of a swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the investigative arm of Congress said.

Leonard Fein, Provocative Writer on Jewish Affairs, Dies at 80

NY Times Books - August 21, 2014 - 2:52pm
Mr. Fein wrote voluminously about contemporary Jews, Judaism and “the often stormy relationship between Jews and Judaism,” and founded groups to combat hunger and illiteracy.






Books of The Times: ‘We Are Not Ourselves,’ an Intense Family Story

NY Times Books - August 21, 2014 - 2:08pm
Matthew Thomas’s devastating debut novel, “We Are Not Ourselves,” is a starkly honest, intimate family story with the power to rock you to your core.

National Guard to Leave Ferguson

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 1:52pm
Missouri's governor ordered the withdrawal of the National Guard troops that were sent to the strife-torn city of Ferguson early this week after protesters grew increasingly violent.

Hillary Clinton Embraces Midwest Roots

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 10:01am
Mulling a 2016 run, Hillary Clinton is emphasizing her roots in the Midwest, a region critical to electoral success and a calling card for any politician looking to hone an image of no-nonsense practicality.

U.S. Tried to Rescue Slain Journalist

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 9:56am
The U.S. mounted an unsuccessful operation inside Syria this summer to try to rescue several Americans held by extremists, including James Foley, the journalist who was beheaded this week.

Holder Says Justice Department Investigating Death of Journalist Foley

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 8:59am
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death of journalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday

BofA Reaches $16.65 Billion Settlement

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 8:10am
Bank of America agreed to pay a settlement of $16.65 billion over its mortgage lending, capping a legal odyssey that has dogged it since the depths of the financial crisis.

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 7:30am
New applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to levels that haven't been seen regularly in eight years, the latest sign of an improving labor market.

States Eye Risks of Local Seed Exchanges

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 6:57am
State regulators fear so-called seed libraries, where residents can "borrow" seeds to plant in private gardens, could spread invasive or even poisonous plants.

Ferguson Quiet After Visit by Holder

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 6:04am
Ferguson, Mo., experienced a mostly quiet night on the heels of a daylong visit by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who met with residents and the family of teen Michael Brown, whose killing by a police officer sparked days of protests.

Modern Humans Arrived in Europe Earlier Than Thought

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 21, 2014 - 5:25am
A new study concludes that modern humans arrived in Europe much earlier than previously believed, and clarifies more specifically the long time period they overlapped with Neanderthals.
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