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ISIS reportedly used chemical weapons in Iraq.

slate.com — American officials are investigating reports that ISIS used chemical weapons in clashes with Iraqi police officers last month. Iraqi officials say the Islamist group used chlorine gas when fighting Iraqi forces north of Baghdad in what appears to be the first confirmed use of chemical weapons by the group, the...

Slate’s mistakes for the week of Oct. 20.

slate.com — In an Oct. 23 Video, Daniel Hubbard​ misidentified victims of England's Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, as victims of Satanists in the '80s. The images have been replaced. In the headline of an Oct. 22 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated prematurely that the Canadian soldier who was attacked near the Parliament had died....

Boko Haram reportedly kidnapped dozens more girls in Nigeria.

slate.com — The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has conducted another mass kidnapping of dozens of women and girls in Nigeria, according to local residents. Nigerian officials have not confirmed the abductions in the northeastern region of the country, where the group has a stronghold. Local journalists, news reports, and a Catholic...

North Korea bans foreign tourists due to Ebola fears.

slate.com — North Korea isn't exactly Italy when it comes to its tourism industry, but apparently that doesn't mean it's not concerned about Ebola arriving on its shores. And since the country is no stranger to going way over-the-top on just about anything, North Korea announced it is banning all foreign tourists...

Swiss company Migros apologizes for Hitler coffee creamer packets.

slate.com — "You cannot put Pol Pot or a terrorist on a milk creamer." That truism comes courtesy of a spokesman for the Swiss retail giant, Migros, via the New York Times. That seems like a pretty easy rule to live by-unless you're Migros, apparently. The company apologized this week for shocking...

CDC announces new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola patients.

slate.com — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new, revised guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients on Monday. The new protocol comes in the wake of two nurses treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas contracting the virus. The changes called for increased training, heightened supervision, and new...

Chicago shortens yellow lights makes $8 million off new tickets.

slate.com — How long is a yellow light? Most people would-reasonably-have no idea the exact length of time before a traffic light goes from yellow to red. The answer is: A minimum of three seconds, according to federal safety regulations. What happens when a mere tenth of second is shaved off that...

The Courier-Mail

news.com.au — It's been a rocky economic road for the country of late. How rocky? Italy has gone through two recessions since 2008 and the country's GDP, adjusted for inflation, has posted zero growth since 2000. So no news hasn't exactly been good news for Italy.

Syracuse uninvites photographer Michel du Cille from conference over Ebola fears.

slate.com — You would have hoped for better from an institution of higher learning, but perhaps we should have known better. On Thursday, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Michel du Cille was disinvited from a journalism workshop at Syracuse University because he has recently returned from covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia. The Washington...

U.N. Ebola Trust Fund has raised only $100K to fight Ebola.

slate.com — Now that we're all agreed that Ebola is everyone's problem, we're all totally going to do better fighting it, right? Right. Beyond simply getting hysterical about the widening web of cases in the U.S. and elsewhere, fighting the virus at its source would also seem like a good idea-for everyone....
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @minakimes: why is everyone assuming new yorkers are gonna panic? this city is full of rational, independent thinkers pic.twitter.com/2Bt4Z7VuA2

Oct 23, 2014

RT @nickbilton: There are more experts on CNN right now talking about Ebola in America than people with ebola in America. pic.twitter.com/lRNMDzZMjr

Oct 23, 2014

RT @madeleine: .@ConanOBrien I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien - but that might be too far fetched.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @NebraskaMed: Nebraska 2, Ebola 0! A CDC-confirmed negative blood test shows that our patient, Ashoka Mukpo is EBOLA… instagram.com/p/ubsJrXrFY0/

Oct 21, 2014

RT @janinegibson: What kind of day has it been? "The Guardian just overtook The New York Times in global traffic." theguardian.com/media/2014/oct…

Oct 17, 2014

@deadathome Every math teacher I've ever had just shuddered simultaneously. And even a few English teachers too, I'm sure. Thanks! Fixed.

Oct 16, 2014

The UN Started a Fund to Raise $1 Billion to Fight Ebola, It’s Gotten One Donation for $100K...from Colombia. slate.com/blogs/the_slat… @slate

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