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Obama to appoint Ebola czar to coordinate U.S. response

The administration is facing sharp criticism over its efforts to contain the disease at home.

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Syracuse University pulls invitation for photographer who spent time in Liberia

Michel du Cille says he had invitation pulled Thursday after conversation with school officials

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in Lifestyle

Facebook launches ‘Safety Check’

The world's largest online community will let users update family and friends about their status after bad situations.

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in Local

Lawmaker to propose plastic bag ban for New York

Queens assemblyman to propose plastic bag ban during legislative session in 2015; says bill would ban single-use bags in stores across New York

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in Lifestyle, Weird

Michigan funeral home offers ‘drive-thru’ option

Mourners can pay their last respects on the go.

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in National, World

Islamic State reportedly training pilots to fly jets

Iraqi pilots who have joined ISIS in Syria are training members to fly in three captured fighter jets.

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Study: Tornadoes coming in swarms

Severe storms are increasingly coming in swarms rather than as isolated twisters, according to a study by government meteorologists.

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in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at today's big sports stories.

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in Music

‘Friends and heroes’ join Foo Fighters for Letterman gigs

The rockers wrap up their week-long residency tonight and oh what a week it has been!

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in Sports

Klinsmann welcomes ‘debate’ over MLS

U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann says he welcomes a growing culture of impassioned debate over soccer issues in America.

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in Sports

Patriots stave off Jets to record third straight win

The New England Patriots blocked a 58-yard field goal attempt as time expired to hold on for a 27-25 victory.

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in Local

Jindal endorses Astorino, makes critical comments of U.S. response to Ebola

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino on Thursday in New York City

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in Local

After Ebola news conference, Cuomo flies to Caribbean

Governor says visits to Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico are "sign of respect" for their ties to New York

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in Local

Two men indicted for string of thefts from Mecklenburg home

Prosecutors say thieves repeatedly entered home, stole items, then took them to local scrap yards

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in Music

Why does Bono always wear glasses?

The U2 frontman has finally come clean on why he never removes his sunglasses in public.

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in Music

Eddie Vedder dedicates song to Jack White’s late keyboardist

During Pearl Jam's show on Thursday, Vedder dedicated their track "Light Years," a song about grief, to Isaiah Owens.

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in Sports

Ishikawa blast sends Giants to World Series

The Giants belted three home runs to top the Cardinals and head to the World Series.

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in Viral Videos

Breakdance conversation

Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt have an entire conversation - without words - in the basement of 30 Rock in NYC.

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in National

WATCH: Nurse stricken with Ebola speaks from isolation

Doctors treating Nina Pham recorded a conversation before she departed for the National Institute of Health’s Clinical Center.

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Body of missing ‘August: Osage County’ actress believed found

A body believed to be that of missing actress Misty Upham has been found in the Seattle area.

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Led Zeppelin plagiarism case to be heard in Pa.

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

Led Zeppelin have lost the first round in their plagiarism battle over mega-hit "Stairway to Heaven."

in Viral Videos

If ‘WALL-E’ was a Christopher Nolan film

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Take a look at Pixar's "Wall-E" reimagined as if it was created by the director of "The Dark Knight."

in Weird

Woman mistakes jail for bar

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One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart.

in Music, Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Stingtones’

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What if Sting recorded your cell phone ringtone - or, even better - your voicemail message?

in Weird

Ebola ‘toys’ are all the rage

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It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."