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Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in Liberia, one of the hardest-hit nations in the ongoing world health crisis. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are the only remaining African countries still fighting the disease after the WHO declared Nigeria, the continent's most populous nation, free of the virus. Spain and the U.S. are the only other two world nations dealing with cases. (associated press)

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Thousands of people have signed an online petition asking Toys 'R' Us to stop selling a "Breaking Bad" action figure that comes with fake meth. (Toys 'R' Us)

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization's protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. (Associated Press)

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Experts watch their screens at the control center of the European Space Agency, ESA, in Darmstadt, Germany during a mission to land the first space probe on a comet. (AP Photo/dpa, Boris Roessler)

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., speaks alongside Rob Astorino, New York republican gubernatorial candidate, during a news conference to discuss New York Gov. Andrew Coumo's response to questions about the states preparations against the Ebola virus at Grand Central Station, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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D.C. Department of Health Director Joxel Garcia speaks at a news conference to provide an update on Ebola preparedness in the District of Columbia at the D.C. Department of Health, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Department of Health Director Joxel Garcia speaks at a news conference to provide an update on Ebola preparedness in the District of Columbia at the D.C. Department of Health, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Department of Health Director Joxel Garcia speaks at a news conference to provide an update on Ebola preparedness in the District of Columbia at the D.C. Department of Health, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Department of Health Director Joxel Garcia speaks at a news conference to provide an update on Ebola preparedness in the District of Columbia at the D.C. Department of Health, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Department of Health Director Joxel Garcia speaks at a news conference to provide an update on Ebola preparedness in the District of Columbia at the D.C. Department of Health, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Department of Health Director Joxel Garcia speaks at a news conference to provide an update on Ebola preparedness in the District of Columbia at the D.C. Department of Health, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Department of Health Director Joxel Garcia speaks at a news conference to provide an update on Ebola preparedness in the District of Columbia at the D.C. Department of Health, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Department of Health Director Joxel Garcia speaks at a news conference to provide an update on Ebola preparedness in the District of Columbia at the D.C. Department of Health, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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In this June 18, 2014 photo, Jarryd Hayne, center, escapes a tackle during a State of Origin rugby league series game in Sydney, Australia. Hayne stunned the rugby league world by quitting his long-time Australian club suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, to chase a dream of playing in the National Football League. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT

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Students at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, have launched an environmental campaign urging classmates to urinate in the shower in an effort to save water.

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National Edition News cover for October 12, 2014 - Golden Hammer: Taxpayers fund pumpkin patches, hay rides, fall festivals: Many of the pumpkins that are the cornerstones of festivals and events financed by tax dollars were grown with the assistance of pricey farm subsidies. (Associated Press)

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I will never forget the golden reflection of the rising sun on the hull of our ship. -Alexander Gerst ESA/NASA

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Many thanks to the BlueDot teams at ESA and DLR for making this such a successful mission! -Alexander Gerst ESA/NASA

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Rising sea levels from melting glaciers, ice caps, and the oceans' thermal expansion could eventually flood the low-lying capital of Paramaribo. (Photo: Courtesy Government of Suriname)

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The Government is building dikes and embankments to protect the Wooden City of Paramaribo from rising sea levels. (Photo: Courtesy Government of Suriname)