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The Two-Way
7:14 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Latest Developments In The Ebola Story

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 7:42 am

It's Monday, and Ebola still dominates the headlines. Here's a roundup of some of the latest developments:

Duncan's Family Completes 21-Day Quarantine:

Four family members of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola at a Dallas hospital on Oct. 8, have completed a 21-day observation period and health officials say they are all free of symptoms of the deadly virus. Thirty-nine other people on a list of people who had contact with Duncan, who was placed in isolation on Sept. 28, also have no symptoms.

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The Two-Way
6:03 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill near the Mursitpinar border crossing on Monday.
Kai Pfaffensbach Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 7:30 am

Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.

"We are assisting peshmerga forces [Iraqi Kurds] to cross into Kobani," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Ankara. He added: "We have no wish at all to see Kobani fall."

Cavusoglu offered no details.

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All Tech Considered
5:23 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

On Monday, Apple is rolling out a new way to pay: a digital wallet called Apple Pay. Millions of people with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be able to tap — rather than swipe — at the register.

The move could be a major change in how we shop. Or it could end up as a blip on the map that fades away, as other "mobile wallets" have in the past.

Here are some questions you might be asking:

I have a leather wallet in my back pocket. Am I going to have it a year from now, given this mobile-wallet revolution?

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Asia
4:07 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Beijing Marathoners Powered Through Thick Smog

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Strange News
3:59 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Don't Sing It: San Francisco Giants Will 'Never Be Royals'

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