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November 4, 2014 - NY Times

In New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Heading to the Polls After a Dejecting Campaign Season - by MARC SANTORA and BENJAMIN MUELLER

After a campaign season that many citizens found dispiriting, voters went to the polls on Tuesday to choose governors in New York and Connecticut and to decide a host of other races that could help shift the balance of power both locally and nationally.

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November 4, 2014 - Mashable

Live updates: America votes in the 2014 midterm elections - by Mashable Team

Election Day is upon us.

Millions of Americans head to the polls on Tuesday to elect their representatives in Congress. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs, as are 36 seats in the Senate. A total of 36 governorships are up, too. The big question: Will the Republicans take control of the Senate? Will Democrats gain ground in the governors' mansions?

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October 31, 2014 - Travel Channel

Best Halloween Attractions 2014 - by Travel's Best

Travel Channel is serving up bone-chilling haunts this Halloween — our picks for the most popular spooky attractions in the US. We’ve assembled an eclectic panel of advisors — including Ghost Adventures lead investigator Zak Bagans, paranormal expert and author Jeff Belanger andAmerica's Scariest Halloween Attractions producer Arthur Hsu — to add their “Travel's Best” stamp of approval on our list for Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2014.

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October 30, 2014 - BBC News

Ebola: Mapping the outbreak - by BBC News: Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.

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October 13, 2014 - The Washington Post

It’s Columbus Day. Let’s talk about geography (and Ebola). - by Kim Yi Dionne and Laura Seay

Today we commemorate Columbus Day, an American holiday observed in some states, perhaps for Christopher Columbus’s perseverance and bravery rather than his geographical knowledge. In light of recent scares involving “potential Ebola cases” and air travel involving individuals who had been nowhere near the Ebola outbreak zone, it seems we all could use a little geography lesson.

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