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HEALTH SCARE: Tony Bennett Abruptly CANCELS Royal Albert Hall Show

Tony Bennett has canceled his long awaited show with Lady Gaga planned for Royal Albert Hall today after reportedly falling ill.

Bennett, 88, has been on a whirlwind tour with the “Poker Face” singer performing the classics to support their collaboration album.

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“Unfortunately, Tony Bennett has come down with a flu virus which has prevented him from performing the second of two sold-out shows in London,” a statement from Bennett’s rep reads. Continue reading

David Carr DIES Hours After Attending Edward Snowden Event

Famed New York Times media columnist David Carr has died, he was 58.

Carr died at his office Thursday night, hours after appearing at a video conference with the Citizenfour team, a group that included Edward Snowden and others.

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The Times confirmed Carr’s death late Thursday:

For the past 25 years, Mr. Carr wrote about media. He joined The Times in 2002 as a business reporter covering the magazine publishing industry.

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NBA John Wall Breaks Down Over Miyah Telemaque-Nelson Passing

Via Vice: Last March, John Wall met and became friends with Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, a six-year-old girl with Burkitt’s Lymphoma.

After a post about Miyah popped up on his Facebook feed he got to know her and her family, kept in touch with Miyah via Facetime, and even helped her meet Nick Minaj.

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Miyah passed away this morning and Wall was incredibly emotional after the Wizards’ double overtime win and broke down in tears as he spoke about Miyah at the end of this very brief post-game interview. Continue reading

U.S. Soldiers Including Maj. Gen. Quarantined in Italy Over EBOLA

U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being quarantined in Vicenza, Italy so they can be tested for the Ebola virus.

There are at least 11 soldiers in isolation.

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The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains

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LEAGUE CITY Texas Clinic Quarantine Lockdown Over EBOLA

League City, Texas, officials are currently housing a patient who has Ebola symptoms and made recent trip to Africa.

The patient mandated a precautionary lockdown of an emergency clinic as a medical worker said a male patient who had recently traveled from Africa was at the facility and “exhibiting symptoms that could be consistent with Ebola.”

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Based on the countries the patient recently visited, the Centers for Disease Control believes there is very little to zero risk of exposure to Ebola, However, It was shortly after 11 a.m. Friday when the staff at Intermediate Medical Care located at 2640 E League City Parkway called authorities. Continue reading

NYC Doctor POSITIVE For EBOLA Took UBER Ride LAST NIGHT

Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan is testing a doctor, Craig Spencer, who was working in Africa with Doctors Without Borders for possible Ebola infection.

**UPDATE: NYC Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola**

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“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transported a patient to Bellevue Hospital who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a statement. Continue reading

Ebola Scare Strikes THE PENTAGON

Hazmat teams are on the scene at the Pentagon due to an Ebola scare over reports of a woman exhibiting Ebola symptoms on a tour bus.

The woman had recently arrived from Africa.

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The hazmat team was called out of “a complete abundance of caution,” said a Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman. Continue reading

Ebola Tested In Monkeys Proved To Go AIRBORNE

The CDC has maintained that the Ebola virus cannot be transmitted through the air. But scientists a quarter century ago did in fact prove that an Ebola strain when contained to monkeys could spread airborne.

“We can never, say never, but I just don’t think the risk is very high,” said Thomas Geisbert, a professor at the University of Texas at Galveston who co-discovered the Reston strain of Ebola.

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Emirates Plane Screened For Ebola Boston Logan Airport

Here we go again, looks like we can expect this is to become a regular occurrence. This time happening at Boston’s Logan Airport Terminal E at Gate E6.

An Emirates Airline Jet has been quarantined for Ebola screening over several sick passengers returning from Africa.

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Dallas Hospital: Computer Flaw Failed To Notify Doctors Of Ebola Patient Africa Visit

A “computer flaw” in the Dallas hospital electronic record system failed to notify doctors ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan had been to Africa.

When Duncan arrived at the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital he told nurses he had been to Africa, and that was noted in his electronic file, however, that imperative information was not passed along to physicians, who then proceeded to poke and prod Duncan minus the required protective precautions.

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The hospital claims that both nurses and physicians did their jobs correctly, but the portion of Duncan’s records that mentioned Africa wouldn’t automatically show up in the doctors’ portion of the records. Continue reading