Friday, October 24, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Ebola in New York, but keep it in perspective

Posted By on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM

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Spokane Police complain that youth treatment center Excelsior calls for help too often. (SR)

Coeur d'Alene hasn't yet cited anyone under its controversial anti-discrimination law, but the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations says it's working. (CdA Press)

A man has been arrested for allegedly running over and killing his friend while drunk. (KXLY)

There's a prosthetic leg in the Riverfront Park lost and found. (KHQ)

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Ebola has arrived in New York, but keep the threat, and how much worse it is in West Africa, in perspective. You're more likely to die from a bee sting. And with two nurses being declared virus-free, that means this in the only confirmed case in the country. (NYT/NPR/WaPo)

Yazidis, a religious minority in northern Iraq, are still displaced with nowhere to go. (AlJazeera)

The gunman in this week's Ottawa shooting may have had connections to jihadists. (CNN)

A newly released report says Monica Lewinsky was mistreated by authorities during their investigation of her relationship with Bill Clinton. (WaPo)

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