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11-Year-Old Asked To Transfer Over Cystic Fibrosis Gene

Posted: 10/20/2012 - An 11-year-old California boy has reportedly been asked to leave school because he carries a cystic fibrosis gene and may pose a health risk to other students at the school with the disease.

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Tenn. Doc: Meningitis Outbreak May Be Waning

Posted: 10/20/2012 - Tennessee's chief medical officer says the rate of new infections from fungal meningitis appears to be declining in the state where it was first discovered.

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Meningitis Death Toll Rises, 14 More Infected

Posted: 10/20/2012 - Another death from meningitis was reported by federal health officials Friday, who say there are now 271 infections in 16 states tied to the deadly outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections.

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After Romney Meeting, Billy Graham Buying Election Ads

Posted: 10/19/2012 - The most famous and revered pastor in America, Billy Graham, is calling on voters to cast a ballot for their faith in full-page ads in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other newspapers.

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TSA Workers Face Punishment Over Bag Screenings

Posted: 10/19/2012 - The alleged screening failures at one of the New York area's three major airports were uncovered late last year. Surveillance cameras were installed in one of its 25 screening rooms to check for possible thefts.

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Before His Death, Stevens Warned Of a "Violent Libya"

Posted: 10/19/2012 - In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2011, then U.S. envoy Chris Stevens attends meetings at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo)

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CDC Warns Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Health Risk

Posted: 10/19/2012 - Colorful laundry detergent pods are poisoning an increasing number of U.S. children, federal health officials warned Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants doctors to be on the lookout for symptoms tied to this dangerous trend in which kids are eating the pods because they may look like candy.

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Stocks Tumble Amid Weak Corporate Earnings

Posted: 10/19/2012 - Poor earnings reports from companies large and small pounded the stock market Friday in a sour end to an otherwise strong week of trading.

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Iconic Statue Big Tex Goes Up In Flames

Posted: 10/19/2012 - State Fair of Texas attendees and employees had a scare when they saw the beloved Big Tex statue swallowed up in flames Friday morning.

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Man Arrested For Tossing Voter Registration Forms In Virginia

Posted: 10/19/2012 - A 31-year-old man working for the Virginia Republican party was arrested on Thursday after he was caught throwing out voter registration forms, Richmond, Va., the Rockingham County sheriff's office confirmed to CBS News.

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New Orleans Mom Kills Her 2 Kids, Leaves on a Bus

Posted: 10/18/2012 - NOPD says the children's bodies were found in a bathtub. The mother admits to the killings, and faces first degree murder charges. There was "no reason for this," a family member says.

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Federal Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

Posted: 10/18/2012 - A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday the federal law defining marriage is unconstitutional. Gay rights' backers laud the ruling; a conservative leader says it is "judicial activism." The issue is expected to be conclusively decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Boy Scout "Perversion" Files Released

Posted: 10/18/2012 - A 1982 file recounts how a Scout leader was accused of molesting boy. An attorney says Congress should audit abuse prevention policy for its effectiveness.

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