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August 4th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Patient in NYC being tested for Ebola

(CNN) – A patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City was being tested after being admitted to the facility with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, according to a statement from the hospital on Monday.

He had recently traveled to a country in West Africa where Ebola has been reported. The patient was placed in strict isolation, and doctors are working to determine the cause of his symptoms. They expect to get test results back in a day or so.

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July 25th, 2014
05:28 PM ET

'Disintegrated' Air Algerie plane found with no survivors; 'black box' recovered

(CNN) - French forces who secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali found one flight recorder but no survivors, French President Francoise Hollande said Friday.

Wreckage of the jet was found in a "disintegrated state" in Mali, he said, making it the third major international aviation disaster in recent days.

"Regrettably, there were no survivors. I share the pain of the families, who are going through terrible hardship," he said.

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July 21st, 2014
04:25 PM ET

Flight 17: Separatists say they will hand over black boxes

Hrabove, Ukraine (CNN) - Pro-Russian officials also were expected to hand over Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's black boxes Monday night, according to Sergei Kavtaradze, special representative to the self-declared rebel Prime Minister in Donetsk, Alexander Borodai.

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June 26th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Dozens hospitalized during Avicii concert in Boston

(CNN) - Dozens of concertgoers were hospitalized during a show by superstar DJ Avicii in Boston on Wednesday night, CNN affiliates reported.

Local media put the number of patients anywhere between 30 and 80.

Massachusetts General Hospital told CNN it received 13 patients between ages 16 and 19. All of the patients are being evaluated, said Kory Zhao, a hospital public affairs officer.

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May 21st, 2014
04:52 PM ET

Pentagon Spokesman: U.S. troops head to Africa, but we still don't know where missing girls are

(CNN) – The United States deployed 80 members of its armed forces to Chad to help in the search for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, the White House said Wednesday

"These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area," it said in a letter.

"The force will remain in Chad until its support in resolving the kidnapping situation is no longer required."

President Barack Obama informed the House speaker and the president of the Senate of the move.

The forces will be involved in maintaining aircraft and analyzing data, but because they are armed, the President is required by law to inform the speaker of the House, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

"These are not combat infantry troops that we put into Chad," Kirby told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Wednesday. "These are folks that are there to support the reconnaissance mission."

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