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Facebook Spotlights Fight Against Ebola in Users’ News Feeds

After donating $25 million of his own money to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is inviting members of the social network to join the battle.


Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes At Launch On Wallops Island

Several South Jersey HS Students Had Science Experiment Aboard Rocket That Exploded

A science experiment by six students from Ocean City High School was chosen to board the rocket intended for the International Space Station.


WALLOPS ISLAND, VA - OCTOBER 28:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Photo by Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images)

Supply Rocket Headed To Space Station Explodes

An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA’s commercial spaceflight effort.


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Biden: Voters Can ‘Stop The March’ Of Tea Party

Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that keeping Democratic control of the chamber would “break the back of the hard right” and ease gridlock in Washington.


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Watchdogs Say Ebola Crisis Is Newest Hook For Online Fraud Schemes

Panic is a scammer’s best friend, says Mary Bach, chair of AARP Pennsylvania’s Consumer Issues Task Force.


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Police Responding To Shooting At Seattle Area School; Gunman Confirmed Dead

Police say the gunman in a Friday morning shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, in Marysville, Wash., is dead.


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Thursday Nights at 9: Online Town Hall Meetings To Inspire Black Civic Engagement is hosting the series of Twitter Townhalls beginning at 9pm each Thursday, during the commercial breaks of “Scandal.”


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Minister Of Liberian Consulate On Ebola: ‘We Are Dealing With A Race Against Time As Far As The Spread’

Dom Giordano talked with Gabriel Williams, the Minister of the Liberian Consulate, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about confronting the Ebola crisis.


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Amid Ebola Fears, African Immigrants in Philadelphia Say They Are Being Overscrutinized

As panic over Ebola spreads in some areas of this country, many African immigrants living in Philadelphia say public ignorance about the continent and the disease has led to misdirected Ebola stigma and discrimination.


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Retailers Readying Early Start to Holiday Shopping Season

It’s not even Halloween, but already retailers are trying to win your holiday shopping dollars with promises of bargains that rival Black Friday’s.


(Henry Nocholas address the convention of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Health Care Workers, Meeting in Phila., Call For More Protections While Fighting Ebola

This year, dealing with the deadly and contagious disease of Ebola is on everyone’s mind.


(Pope Francis arrives for his speech last week to cardinals and bishops gathering at the Synod on the Families, at the Vatican.  Photo by Andreas Solaro/ AFP/ Getty Images)

St. Joe’s Theology Expert Says, Don’t Read Too Much Into Bishops’ Statement

A Philadelphia-based theology professor says the bishops, , despite their statement about welcoming gays, aren’t proposing any change in Catholic doctrine on homosexuality at this time.


(First lady Michelle Obama, at a White House event on October 8th.    Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday For Tom Wolf

She’ll appear Wednesday morning at the Emanuel Recreation Center, 8500 Pickering Avenue, in Mt. Airy.


(Dr. Robert Fowler speaks to the Infectious Diseases Conference in Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Doctors Fighting Ebola in Africa Present Findings in Philadelphia

“It’s a disease that the US has prepared for — it has an excellent acute-care system to treat patients,” said Dr. Robert Fowler.



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