The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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By TIME Staff
October 15, 2014

Third Ebola Diagnosis in Texas

Another health care worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola, marking the third person to be diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. The Texas health department issued a statement on the new infection early Wednesday, with more details expected soon

‘The Talk’ No Longer Embarrassing

New data shows that while parents and young people are perfectly willing to chat about sex, they may not be talking as often as they should

Democrats Run From Obama

President Obama has become toxic to members of his party, who fear his low approval ratings will lose them the Senate as midterm elections loom near

More Americans Say Ground Troops Needed to Fight ISIS

A growing number of Americans think combat ground troops need to be deployed to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, a new poll finds, with about 41% of those surveyed saying the campaign against the group should include “air strikes and combat troops”

Supreme Court Halts Some Texas Abortion Restrictions

Justices sided with abortion-rights advocates in suspending an appeals-court ruling that Texas could make abortion clinics statewide spend millions of dollars on hospital-level upgrades, a key part of a law that has closed all but eight facilities providing abortions there

Cities Have Figured Out a Way to Boost Traffic-Ticket Cash

U.S. municipalities are shaving time off yellow traffic lights, resulting in more tickets being issued. In Chicago, shortening the time by a fraction of a second led to nearly $8 million from an additional 77,000 tickets, according to the city’s inspector general

5 Teens Charged After Cruel Ice Bucket Challenge Prank

Five Cleveland teens, aged 14 to 16, were charged in juvenile court Tuesday for assault, delinquency and disorderly conduct after dumping a bucket filled with urine, tobacco spit and water on a 15-year-old autistic boy who was completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

California’s Foie Gras Ban Is Upheld by Supreme Court

The court on Tuesday allowed California’s ban on foie gras to stand, refusing to hear an appeal against the state’s kibosh on products made from the fattened livers of ducks and geese. Animal-rights activists say the production of foie gras is cruel and unethical

Claims of Police Brutality Shock Hong Kong

In a case that has shocked Hong Kong and inflamed tensions in a city now in its third week of mass pro-democracy protests, six police officers have been caught on video kicking and beating a prominent activist, who appears to be offering no resistance

Stem Cells Allow Nearly Blind Patients to See

A new report provides the first evidence that stem cells from human embryos can be a safe and effective source of therapies for two types of eye diseases: age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt’s macular dystrophy

Crimea’s Gay Community Flees as Russian Bigotry Sets In

The gay community in Crimea is wary of Russian legislation banning “homosexual propaganda.” The 2012 law is billed as an effort to protect children from learning about “nontraditional sexual relationships,” though critics say it encourages homophobia

Bono Is Sorry for Forcing That Album on You

The U2 frontman apologized for dumping the group’s latest album Songs of Innocence, released on Sept. 9, straight into iTunes users’ music libraries, saying, “Oops. I’m sorry about that.” He added: “I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves”

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