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The transfer of material from an Ebola virus experiment from one Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab to another earlier this week may have exposed one lab technician to the virus, after it was discovered that the transferred material may have contained live virus, the agency reported Wednesday.
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Toni Martin, front center, cries out on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, as she talks to police at the scene where she says her son was fatally shot Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. Authorities did not immediately identify the man who was shot. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Toni Martin, said he was her son, Antonio Martin. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The shooting death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin marks the third fatal shooting of a young black man by a white police officer in the St. Louis area since Michael Brown was killed in August.

2014-12-24 15:48:06 -0700

IS Claims To Have Shot Down Warplane In SyriaBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot prisoner after his warplane came down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from the U.S.-led coalition battling the jihadi group. Jordan's armed forces said one of its pilots had been captured after a coalition air raid over the province of Raqqa. There were contradictory accounts as to whether his aircraft had been shot down or not. "Jordan holds the group (IS) and its supporters responsible for the safety of the pilot and his life," said a statement read out on state television. ...

2014-12-24 14:24:16 -0700