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The Two-Way
5:14 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

A volunteer receives the experimental Ebola vaccination "cAd3-EBO-Z" at the vaccines center in Bamako, Mali, earlier this month. Mali has become the sixth country in West Africa to report Ebola.
Alex Duval Smith EPA/Landov

Mali has become the sixth country in West Africa to confirm a case of Ebola, after a two-year-old girl who arrived from neighboring Guinea tested positive for the hemorrhagic virus.

WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib says of the young girl: "She travelled with her grandmother in Guinea and returned to Mali. We don't have all details of this trip."

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The Salt
4:03 am
Fri October 24, 2014

A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

A selection of foods discussed by Shirley Corriher at the National Press Club on Oct. 22.
Alison Bruzek/NPR

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:54 am

Biochemists aren't really known for their sense of humor. But we recently met one who was warm, inviting and downright hilarious. "When chemists don't know what something is, they call it a substance," quips Shirley Corriher.

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Race
3:48 am
Fri October 24, 2014

A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu Hartwell gets a hair treatment at a "Curl Party" hosted by Carol's Daughter and theYBF.com in 2010.
Paras Griffin Landov
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The Two-Way
3:47 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Man With Hatchet Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officers

In this frame grab taken from video provided by the New York Police Department, an unidentified man approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, on Thursday. The man was fatally shot by police after he wounded two officers.
AP

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:50 am

A hatchet-wielding man has been shot and killed by police after he attacked a group of patrol officers, wounding two on a busy street in Queens, New York.

One of the officers was struck in the head and another in the arm during the attack, which occurred about 2 p.m. ET on Thursday. A bystander, a 29-year-old woman, was hit in the back by a stray police bullet as the assailant was engaged by the officers.

The New York Times reports:

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Strange News
2:07 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Halloween Twitter War Pits Conan O'Brien Against Madeleine Albright

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:03 am

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