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9:50 AM ET, October 5, 2014


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Rafael Sanchez / WRTV-TV:
Charlotte Lucas' Facebook rant about ‘minorities’ raises eyebrows  —  INDIANAPOLIS - A Facebook rant from a prominent Indianapolis figure was raising eyebrows Friday, Call 6 Investigator Rafael Sanchez reported.  —  Call 6 Investigators obtained a Facebook posting from Charlotte Lucas …
Daily Mail:
CDC officials rush to Newark Airport to meet Liberian passenger flying from Brussels who ‘showed symptoms of Ebola’  —  By MIA DE GRAAF FOR MAILONLINE and KIERAN CORCORAN FOR MAILONLINE  —  CDC officials have rushed to Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger believed to be from Liberia showed symptoms of Ebola.
Discussion: Althouse
ABC News:
CDC Officials Meet Flight After Passenger Shows Possible Ebola Symptoms … A United Airlines flight from Brussels was met by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials today at Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger on board believed to be from Liberia exhibited possible signs of Ebola.
New York Times:
Dallas Hospital Alters Account, Raising Questions on Ebola Case  —  DALLAS — Health officials' handling of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States continued to raise questions Friday, after the hospital that is treating the patient and that mistakenly sent him home when he first came …
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
The new and improved Jindal  —  Bobby Jindal is working to show voters he's more than a wooden wonk by loosening up on the campaign trail.  —  Now, with a new and improved, more relaxed demeanor, some conservatives are taking a second look at the Louisiana governor for 2016 after largely writing …
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Will Iowa break up with Obama?  —  Iowa voters may be on the verge of ending their love affair with President Obama.  —  Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst holds a lead in polls over Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in a state Democrats once assumed they'd hold on to easily.
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Walrus and the Politicians  —  Let's consider the walrus crisis.  —  They're piling up in Alaska.  About 35,000 walruses have formed what looks to be a humongous brown ball along the northern coast.  A mass of critters, some weighing 4,000 pounds, are pressed shoulder to shoulder — or flipper to flipper.
Lia Eustachewich / New York Post:
Courts will decide if chimps should have same rights as humans  —  It's the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”  —  A New York appeals court next week will consider whether chimps should have the same rights as human beings.  —  The extraordinary proceeding is the result of a lengthy battle …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Alex DeMarban / Anchorage Daily News:
Before Kodiak debate, a backstage flare-up between Young and Dunbar  —  The combative fisheries debate in Kodiak Wednesday night between U.S. Rep Don Young and his Democratic opponent offered plenty of fireworks, but there was a bristling prelude to the onstage tussle that came …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Nathaniel Rich / New York Times:
The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever  —  A refinery and wetlands near Myrtle Grove, La. Credit: Jeff Riedel for The New York Times  —  In Louisiana, the most common way to visualize the state's existential crisis is through the metaphor of football fields.
Discussion: Althouse
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Russian Tycoon: We Must Prepare For Putin's Inevitable Downfall  —  The man who spent 10 years in prison for crossing Putin says the Russian regime will fall, one way or the other, and those who want a democracy to replace it need to get organized now.  —  In December 2013 …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Arturo Garcia / Raw Story:
'It's gross, it's racist': Ben Affleck and Bill Maher clash over criticizing Islam  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Bill Maher and author and neuroscientist Sam Harris battled actor/director Ben Affleck on Real Time on Friday concerning Maher's recent remarks criticizing Islam.
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Discussion: Spectator
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Missouri Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Granted Elsewhere, State Court Rules