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Hero of Canada's Parliament Shooting Greeted With Standing Ovation

abcnews.go.com — The hero sergeant-at-arms who killed the shooter in Wednesday's attack on the Canadian Parliament was welcomed back into the building this morning with a prolonged standing ovation. Kevin Vickers, 58, nodded to acknowledge the spontaneous applause that washed over him by the officials in the chamber, which included Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @ABC: Hero of Canada's Parliament shooting greeted with standing ovation abcn.ws/12hMeyg pic.twitter.com/8RmR4fdK7Z

Oct 23, 2014

RT @mxmooney: Canada's hero sgt-at-arms tears up at prolonged standing ovation when he returns to Parliament today. abcn.ws/12hMeyg

Oct 23, 2014

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Lebanon Reports First Suspected Case of Ebola

abcnews.go.com — Lebanon's health minister says a Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and has been quarantined, the first such case in the country. The minister, Wael Abu Faour, said on Thursday that the Lebanese national reported himself to hospital after fearing he was...

Hockey Crowd in Pittsburgh Sings Along to 'O Canada' Following Shooting

abcnews.go.com — Wednesday's NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers featured an unusual, but meaningful tribute - the singing of "O Canada," a showing of sympathy and support following the fatal shooting in Ottawa. Jeff Jimerson sang "O Canada," with fans at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center joining him.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @ABC: Penguins-Flyers game crowd joins in singing 'O Canada' after Ottawa shooting: abcn.ws/1nzUD9I pic.twitter.com/4CuUwestd5

Oct 23, 2014

RT @GMA: Awesome scene as hockey crowd in Pittsburgh sings along to "O Canada" following shooting. abcn.ws/1nzUD9I pic.twitter.com/I9f3ZKEoPF

Oct 23, 2014

RT @GMA: Awesome scene as hockey crowd in Pittsburgh sings along to "O Canada" following shooting. abcn.ws/1nzUD9I pic.twitter.com/I9f3ZKEoPF

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Patients Avoiding Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit

abcnews.go.com — The hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus says its revenue and patient roles have plummeted. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in financial statements Wednesday that its revenue fell 25 percent in the first 20 days of...
Oct 23, 2014

More than 50 percent decline to ER at Presby hospital, 25 percent decline in revenue in weeks since Ebola hit. @AP: abcn.ws/1scH77e

For Teen With Passport, Syria Trip Can Be Seamless

abcnews.go.com — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning. The fact...
Oct 23, 2014

A patchwork of laws made it easy for 3 girls to go to Germany (en route to Syria) without permission, @lhinnant says: abcnews.go.com/International/…

Lebanese Health Minister Says Man Suspected of Having Ebola Quarantined in Lebanon

abcnews.go.com — Lebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon.

Maine Man's Ashes Being Launched Into Space

abcnews.go.com — The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space. Using her Facebook page, Auburn resident Hallie Twomey has mailed hundreds of packets of her son C.J.'s ashes to people willing...
Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free

abcnews.go.com — A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News. Amber Vinson became the second person to contract Ebola in the United States after she treated Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @GMA: Nurse Amber Vinson is seen in her hospital room after family says she is deemed free of Ebola. abcn.ws/1zl3PE2 pic.twitter.com/OFY7KImqYW

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ABC: Nurse Amber Vinson is seen in her hospital room after family says she is deemed free of Ebola: abcn.ws/1zl3PE2 pic.twitter.com/cDUM7uaQiD

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ABC: Nurse Amber Vinson is seen in her hospital room after family says she is deemed free of Ebola: abcn.ws/1zl3PE2 pic.twitter.com/cDUM7uaQiD

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The Top 20 US Cities for Tech Startup Funding

abcnews.go.com — When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country. In the first nine months of the year, venture capitalists poured $24 billion into tech startups around the country.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @GarrettHaake: .@KCMO "Silicon Prairie"? Maybe not so much. KC failed to make the top 20 cities in tech startup funding this year: abcnews.go.com/Technology/wir…

Oct 23, 2014

.@KCMO "Silicon Prairie"? Maybe not so much. KC failed to make the top 20 cities in tech startup funding this year: abcnews.go.com/Technology/wir…

Oct 23, 2014

Bay Area boom: a new study -- "Top 20 US Ciities for Tech Startup Funding" -- puts SF #1, SJ #2, Oakland #6 via @ABC abcn.ws/1xcGcbg