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Secret Service Director Julia PiersonSenior Democratic lawmaker wants Julia Pierson to leave after series of presidential security breaches.


2014-10-01 09:22:22 -0600

Tomb of Suleyman ShahBy Dasha Afanasieva and Selin Bucak ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A vow to defend the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, in a Turkish enclave in northern Syria could decide Turkey's role in the military campaign against Islamic State. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday that the militants were advancing on the white stone mausoleum, guarded by several dozen Turkish soldiers and perched on a manicured lawn under a Turkish flag on the banks of the Euphrates. ...


2014-10-01 06:21:02 -0600

First enterovirus case confirmed in LA County in Long BeachBOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child has died of a bacterial infection associated with Enterovirus D68, state public health officials said on Wednesday. The child, who was not identified, died as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis associated with the respiratory virus, which the Rhode Island Department of Health in a statement called a "very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults." Officials noted that very few people who contract the Enterovirus D68 will develop symptoms beyond a runny nose and low fever. ...


2014-10-01 09:40:01 -0600