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‘Training for this’: Atlanta hospital ready for opportunity to treat Ebola patients

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Two Americans with Ebola are being transported to Atlanta hospital Emory University facility has a rarely used isolation unit for those with infectious diseases Idea of bringing Ebola into the United States has frightened some, but not at Emory Doctor says he’s been congratulated and that staff is looking forward to the cases Atlanta (CNN) — Ebola is brutal. Continue reading

Riding the rails: Millions at stake for Detroit’s taxpayer-backed transit experiment

Conceptual rendering of the M-1 RAIL streetcar. M-1 Rail WASHINGTON –   There’s a lot riding on Detroit’s new transit system. After seven years of planning, work on the ambitious $140 million light rail project started this week amid charges that it already is an antiquated and ‘expensive boondoggle’ that fails to benefit the city’s low-income residents Continue reading

House Votes To Strip Deportation Relief From Dreamers

WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted on Friday to strip protections from undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, putting more than a half-million young people at risk for deportation despite their longstanding ties to the United States. The bill was approved 216 to 192, largely along party lines. Four Democrats — Reps. Continue reading

U.S. Congress approves $225M for Israel’s defenses

Alan Gomez and Michele Chabin, USA TODAY 11:34 p.m. EDT August 1, 2014 Thousands of supporters of Gilad Shalit call for his release during a 12-day, 120-mile protest march from Shalit’s hometown of Mitzpe Hila to the Jerusalem residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on July 8, 2010 Continue reading

Israel pushes deeper into Gaza in search for abducted soldier

JERUSALEM — A newly reached cease-fire in the Gaza conflict quickly collapsed Friday as the Israeli military announced that two soldiers had been killed and a third captured by Palestinian militants who emerged from a tunnel near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israelis responded with fierce assaults that left dozens more PalestinNEWS.GNOM.ES dead. The United States and United Nations, which had orchestrated the cease-fire, joined with Israel in condemning the capture, and President Barack Obama asserted that the soldier must be freed in order to salvage a halt to the 24-day-old crisis Continue reading

What Happens Once Ebola Patients Arrive in the US

ABC News | More ABC News Videos Copy Two American aid workers infected with Ebola will both be treated at Emory University’s hospital when they touch down in the U.S. over the next few days for a virus so deadly it kills around 60 percent of everyone it infects. U.S Continue reading

Ex-CIA lawyer defends interrogation program, as Obama says looming report will detail torture

EXCLUSIVE: A senior CIA lawyer who was intimately involved in the agency’s “enhanced” interrogation program defended the controversial practices in an interview with Fox News and likened a Senate Democrat-led investigation to a kangaroo court bent on condemning the Bush-era practices. The comments from former CIA lawyer John Rizzo came as President Obama signaled Friday that the probe’s forthcoming report will show “we tortured some folks.” Rizzo, though, suggested the investigation was unfair in the way it was conducted. “I’m a lawyer, but you don’t have to be a lawyer to understand, I think, that this was and is a star chamber proceeding,”Rizzo told Fox News on Friday Continue reading

Captured, killed or missing? Fate of Israeli soldier remains unknown

STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Militant group says fighters were killed in an airstrike, including possibly a soldier At least 1,600 PalestinNEWS.GNOM.ES, most of them civilNEWS.GNOM.ES, have been killed, ministry says President Barack Obama says efforts to restore a cease-fire will be “challenging” Israel identifies missing soldier as 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin Gaza City (CNN) — The latest attempt at a cease-fire in Gaza disintegrated Friday before it ever really took hold amid accusations that Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers and captured one. Blaming Hamas and its militant allies for the attack on the soldiers, Israel resumed shelling of what have been described as militant strongholds in Gaza Continue reading

House Republicans pass dead-end border security bill

Last Updated Aug 1, 2014 9:57 PM EDT After delaying their five-week summer recess by a day, House Republican leaders passed a bill Friday designed to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S-Mexico border – a bill that President Obama and Senate Democrats have said they won’t ever consider. The bill, which passed 223-189 along party lines, would allocate $694 million to the cash-strapped agencies handling the crisis, including $35 million tacked on at the last minute to reimburse states such as Texas who have sent the National Guard to the border to help deal with the crisis Continue reading

NYPD Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

ABC News | More ABC News Videos Copy The death of a Staten Island man who was put into an apparent choke hold by the New York Police Department was ruled a homicide today by the city’s medical examiner. The incident provoked outrage last month after a witness filmed New York Police Department cops placing Eric Garner in what appeared to be a chokehold while arresting Garner for selling cigarettes illegally Continue reading