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politics lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:40 PM ET

Poll: Dead heat in New Hampshire Senate race

Watch Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown face off in a debate Thursday night, airing live at 7 p.m. ET on NH1 and CNN.com, as well as airing on CNN at 11 p.m. ET.

Londonderry, New Hampshire (CNN) - A new CNN/ORC poll shows a statistical dead heat between New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her GOP opponent Scott Brown, with Shaheen at 49%, Brown at 47%, and a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4%.

Perhaps even more telling is another politician's approval rating, and he's not even in the Granite State.

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national lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:32 PM ET

Doctors Without Borders physician tested for Ebola in NYC

(CNN) - A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa is at a New York hospital for isolation and testing for the Ebola virus, Authorities said.

a law enforcement official briefed on the matter told CNN.

The 33-year-old physician, employed at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Wednesday night, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter told CNN. On Thursday morning he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for testing.

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sports lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:24 PM ET

UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (CNN) - For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

"These counselors saw the paper classes and the artificially high grades they yielded as key to helping some student-athletes remain eligible," Kenneth Wainstein wrote in his report.

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world lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:18 PM ET

Is there a national security gap in Canada?

(CNN) – The suspects involved in two separate attacks in Canada this week were known to government authorities.

The suspect involved in Wednesday's Ottawa shootings, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, had applied for a Libyan visa and was denied. The man who ran over and killed a Canadian soldier Monday had had his passport confiscated after expressing a desire to go to Syria to fight.

Authorities were aware of these men, and yet both, were able to carry out attacks, and kill Canadian soldiers.

Is there a national security gap?

"There are questions that we're asking in parliament about why these men who had registered as being dangerous weren't under closer surveillance," Member of Parliament Chrystia Freeland said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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national lead

October 23rd, 2014
05:54 PM ET

Mid-air collision near Washington, D.C., kills three

(CNN) – A helicopter and a small plane collided in mid-air over Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport, just outside Washington, D.C.

Three people are dead according to the Frederick County fire chief.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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