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6:23pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Politics

The Devastating History of Midterm Elections

U.S. President Ronald Reagan quiets a cheering crowd at a Republican rally in November 1986.
Douglas C. Pizac AP

History tells us that midterm elections are bad — sometimes very bad — for the party that controls the White House. President Obama and the Democrats are pushing for voter turnout in the final days before next Tuesday's midterm election. But they are also bracing for what could be a rough night of ballot counting.

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5:27pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Around the Nation

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:41 pm

Gary Morse, with wife Sharon, in 1999. Morse transformed a mobile home park in Florida into The Villages, a retirement community of more than 100,000 residents.
Stephen M. Dowell Orlando Sentinel

Gary Morse, a visionary property developer, transformed a Florida mobile home park into the nation's largest retirement community. The billionaire died Wednesday at the age of 77.

Under Morse's direction, The Villages, northwest of Orlando, redefined retirement living. It's a community that is remarkable most of all for its size — home to nearly 100,000 residents living in dozens of communities, spread over an area the size of Manhattan.

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5:27pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Book Reviews

'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:53 pm

Michel Faber wrote a book a while ago (The Crimson Petal And The White) which became a critically-acclaimed international bestseller. He also wrote the book, Under The Skin, which was recently made into a very weird movie starring Scarlett Johansson as some kind of confused and lonely alien sex monster.

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4:30pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Shots - Health News

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:27 pm

Louisiana health officials say that anyone who's been in an Ebola-affected country over the last three weeks will be quarantined in their hotel rooms.

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is telling researchers who've recently traveled to Ebola-affected parts of West Africa that they can't come to the society's annual meeting. That wasn't the medical group's idea.

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4:30pm

Thu October 30, 2014
U.S.

Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 4:55 pm

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