(Washington Times) – Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games. People paid to watch grass grow. Swedish massages given to rabbits…
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(by Douglas Ernst, The Washington Times) – The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee took the Obama administration to task Friday for its “irresponsible” plan to allow as many as 100,000 Haitians to immigrate to the U.S. without a visa.
(from the New York Daily News) DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and tinctures.
(by Jeffrey Hodgson, Reuters) – The Canadian government was to ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization in Geneva beginning on Monday, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced on Saturday.
(by Greg Land, Atlanta’s Daily Report) – The parents of a teenager who created a Facebook page purporting to show a classmate making profane and racist comments can be held liable for defamation because they allowed the page to remain online for nearly a year after it was discovered, Georgia appeals judges have ruled.
(from Associated Press) – Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, all of which share borders with at least one of the three most affected countries, have closed those borders.
(ABC News) – Since his recovery and release from Emory University Hospital on Aug. 21, Dr. Kent Brantly has donated his plasma to Samaritan’s Purse colleague Dr. Rick Sacra and freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, both of whom were receiving treatment for Ebola at Nebraska Medical Center. Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted the virus while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, received a blood donation of some kind from Brantly, according to health officials.
(by Azeen Ghorayshi, The Guardian) – The man had been using the technology for around 18 hours a day – removing it only to sleep and shower – and complained of feeling irritable and argumentative without the device.
(by Ashley Fantz and Holly Yan, CNN) – A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a Texas health care worker tested positive for Ebola, health officials are still trying to figure out how exactly she caught it.
Monday, October 13th is Columbus Day. Traditionally observed on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day commemorates the landing of Columbus in the “New World” (on a small island off Florida) on October 12, 1492.