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Everywhere the NYC Ebola Patient Went During His 'Self-Isolation'

mashable.com — Between Oct. 17, when he arrived back in New York City from West Africa, and Oct. 23, when he tested positive for Ebola, Dr. Craig Spencer "did attempt to self-isolate," officials said at a press conference Thursday. "He was being mindful about contact with people," said Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the city's health commissioner.

Ebola in NYC: Doctor Tests Positive After Returning From West Africa

mashable.com — A health care worker who recently returned from Guinea was rushed to New York City's Bellevue Hospital on Thursday with Ebola-like symptoms. The man, who was working with Doctors Without Borders, has not tested positive for the virus. The New York City Department of Health and Medicine said in a statement that preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours.
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Queen Elizabeth II Tweets for the First Time

mashable.com — Though she still doesn't have a personal Twitter account, Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of the United Kingdom, has tweeted for the first time. The Queen tweeted from the official account of the British Monarchy after opening the Information Age exhibition at London's Science Museum on Friday.

New York Ebola Patient Took Uber Ride

mashable.com — The New York City doctor who has tested positive for Ebola took an Uber ride Wednesday evening, the ride-share company announced on its blog. Public health officials have said neither the Uber driver, nor the subsequent passengers are at risk, according to the blog post.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @moneyries: We asked @Uber if Ebola patient’s car is in service & if the vehicle has been cleaned since his ride. No response. http://t.…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @moneyries: We asked @Uber if Ebola patient’s car is in service & if the vehicle has been cleaned since his ride. No response. http://t.…

Oct 24, 2014

We asked @Uber if Ebola patient’s car is in service & if the vehicle has been cleaned since his ride. No response. mashable.com/2014/10/23/new…

Oct 24, 2014

Mashable: New York Ebola Patient Took Uber Ride - The New York City doctor who has tested positive for Ebola took ... ow.ly/2PAygF

Ukraine's New 'War Heroes' Waste No Time Seeking Political Office

mashable.com — KIEV, Ukraine --As a journalist, Mustafa Nayyem investigated and exposed the shadowy underworld of Ukrainian oligarchs. As a civic activist, he is credited with helping ignite the Euromaidan Revolution that ousted the government in February.
Oct 24, 2014

Can Ukraine's corruption-fighting journos and activists get into Parliament and make a difference? on.mash.to/1DH8FKC v @mashable

New York Doctor With Ebola Followed Guidelines and Went About Normal Life

mashable.com — A person returning from an Ebola-affected area is not required to self quarantine and can continue living a normal life, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday, following an announcement that a doctor who worked with the medical organization in West Africa had become the first person to test positive for Ebola in New York City.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @nycjim: #Ebola update 4: Infected doctor in NYC followed guidelines of Doctors Without Borders. mashable.com/2014/10/24/ebo… pic.twitter.com/oh4HlT4bMg

Oct 24, 2014

RT @nycjim: #Ebola update 5: Doctors W/O Borders says 700 doctors have returned from W. Africa disease free. Until Craig Spencer. mashable.com/2014/10/24/ebo…

Oct 24, 2014

#Ebola update 5: Doctors W/O Borders says 700 doctors have returned from W. Africa disease free. Until Craig Spencer. mashable.com/2014/10/24/ebo…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @mashable: New York doctor with Ebola followed guidelines and went about normal life on.mash.to/1sWdVFn

How Prepared Is New York City to Handle Ebola?

mashable.com — The health care worker who recently returned from Guinea and is experiencing symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus is not the first one to be tested at Bellevue Hospital. In fact, the hospital, as well as city, state and federal officials, have been working for weeks or more to ensure the city is ready to identify and treat Ebola cases.
Oct 23, 2014

Ebola arrived in New York. How prepared is the city to handle it? (Apparently pretty well) mashable.com/2014/10/23/new… via @afreedma

Oct 23, 2014

"What happened in Dallas was the exact opposite." - Gov. Cuomo talking about NYC's preparation compared to Texas mashable.com/2014/10/23/new…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @afreedma: Details on what NYC has been doing to get ready for Ebola (hint: a lot) - mashable.com/2014/10/23/new…

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NYC Ebola Patient's Neighbor: 'I Don't See a Need to Panic'

mashable.com — NEW YORK - Many residents who live in the same neighborhood as New York's first Ebola patient know their facts and say they aren't afraid of catching the virus. "Like they said, it's only something you can get from direct contact with bodily fluids," said Ryan Carlos.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @mashable: "I don't have any worry except to worry that the man is OK." Ebola patient's neighbors speak mashable.com/2014/10/24/nyc… youtube.com/watch?v=4EUO8a…

Oct 24, 2014

"I don't have any worry except to worry that the man is OK." Spencer's neighbors speak out mashable.com/2014/10/24/nyc… youtube.com/watch?v=4EUO8a…

Why Everyone Thought There Were 'Multiple Shooters' in Ottawa

mashable.com — For a time on Wednesday, the world thought two or maybe three shooters were terrorizing Ottawa's Parliament Hill. Ultimately, police say, a lone gunman was responsible. But the Ottawa Police did tell reporters they were looking for multiple suspects as the confusion unfolded on Wednesday.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @nycjim: Why everyone thought there were “multiple shooters" in Ottawa, when in fact there was only 1. on.mash.to/1rnxUdg pic.twitter.com/65RykaIOWS

Oct 23, 2014

Why everyone thought there were “multiple shooters" in Ottawa, when in fact there was only 1. on.mash.to/1rnxUdg pic.twitter.com/65RykaIOWS

Oct 23, 2014

We always think they are several@nycjim: Why Everyone Thought There Were 'Multiple Shooters' in Ottawa mashable.com/2014/10/23/ott… via @mashable

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Video Shows Hatchet-Wielding Man Charge at NYPD Officers

mashable.com — A video featuring a hatchet-wielding man, who attacked four New York Police Department officers before he was gunned down in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, has surfaced. The now deceased man can be seen in the security camera footage above running while swinging an axe.

Bromantic Soldiers From America's Civil War

mashable.com — During the American Civil War, many soldiers on both sides of the conflict had their photograph taken. For many of these combatants, this might be the first, the only or the very last time their face would ever be recorded. What is very striking today is how many of these men chose to be photographed with a friend or brother.

Animals Can Experience the Uncanny Valley

mashable.com — In 2009, researchers at Princeton University showed macaque monkeys three images of their species: a real photograph, an unrealistic computer rendering and a detailed digital caricature. The monkeys, which normally coo and smack their lips when they interact in real life, looked inquisitively at the photographs and renderings for extended periods of time.

Who Is Marlins Man? All About the Mysterious World Series Troll

mashable.com — If you've watched the first two games of the World Series, you may have a question along these lines: Who is Marlins Man? And if you don't know him by his nickname, you should know him by sight.

Rap Video Parodies Australian Prime Minister Ahead of G20 Summit

mashable.com — MELBOURNE - Stimulating growth and creating jobs will be high on the agenda at next month's G20 summit in Brisbane. But some aren't entirely convinced Australia has its house in order as it prepares to welcome the world's leaders on November 15.
Oct 24, 2014

Mashable: Rap Video Parodies Australian Prime Minister Ahead of G20 Summit ow.ly/2PBiys

The Early Morning Sober Rave

mashable.com — Fifty yogis gathered in the VIP Room, a Manhattan nightclub, at 6:00 a.m. on a weekday morning. By 7:00 a.m., they rolled up their mats and were joined by 400 other Daybreakers, as they call themselves, while DJ Tasha Blank started spinning beats and the room once again transformed into a dance club.

Spanish Ebola Patient: Why Did They Kill My Dog?

mashable.com — The Spanish nurse who became Europe's first confirmed case of Ebola is improving and on her way to being cured, but something weighs on her: the death of her dog Exalibur. Teresa Romero, 44, is "very happy" that she tested negative for Ebola earlier this week, but she's "sad" because of Excalibur's death, Romero's husband, Javier Limon, told the Spanish daily El Pais on Wednesday.

Air New Zealand's Hobbit Safety Video Is the 'Most Epic Ever Made'

mashable.com — Air New Zealand is looking to cash in on the Hobbit craze once again with its new safety video. The "Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" is being released ahead of the third and final film in the The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @nlgrenfell: Air New Zealand's safety video has EVERYTHING: Frodo, flight attendants dressed as wizards, inflatable vests... on.mash.to/1rniIgb

Oct 23, 2014

RT @shaunmckinnon: Even if you're not bound for Middle Earth, you must watch Air New Zealand's epic safety video: mashable.com/2014/10/23/air… Attn @photomeisterAZR

Oct 23, 2014

Even if you're not bound for Middle Earth, you must watch Air New Zealand's epic safety video: mashable.com/2014/10/23/air… Attn @photomeisterAZR

Canada Laments 'Loss of Innocence,' Even After a Decade of War

mashable.com — TORONTO - The shooting in Ottawa on Wednesday thrust Canada into the spotlight, leaving some wondering how a country that typically assumes a supporting role on the world's stage could be a target of " terrorist" attacks. One Canadian politician lamented "a loss of innocence for our country," while another said she "never thought this kind of thing could happen here."
Oct 23, 2014

My take on the #Ottawa shooting: Canada laments "loss of innocence" even after 13 years of war on.mash.to/1vVcNED pic.twitter.com/1pYojtEWlI

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MashableNews: The #Ottawa shootings have put a spotlight on Canada's role in anti-terrorism campaigns. Analysis by @neeeda: on.mash.to/1sVbNhb

Oct 23, 2014

RT @jonathanellis: Great analysis by @neeeda here: Canada Laments 'Loss of Innocence,' Even After a Decade of War mashable.com/2014/10/23/can…

Oct 23, 2014

Great analysis by @neeeda here: Canada Laments 'Loss of Innocence,' Even After a Decade of War mashable.com/2014/10/23/can…

Fallen Canadian Soldier's Dogs Spotted Waiting for His Return

mashable.com — Warning: This photo is completely heartbreaking. Two dogs owned by Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier who was killed in Ontario on Thursday, were spotted peeking out from under a fence at his home. Molly Hayes, a reporter at The Hamilton Spectator, tweeted the photo of the "sad sight" on Thursday.
Oct 24, 2014

A heartbreaking story to start your Friday mashable.com/2014/10/23/can… Fallen Canadian Soldier's Dogs Spotted Waiting for His Return

Oct 24, 2014

Rip your heart out :( Fallen Canadian Soldier's Dogs Spotted Waiting for His Return on.mash.to/1vV2m3R

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