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EEEK! Top spookiest stories in the news this year

Is it just me, or has this year been filled with particularly ghoulish stories in the news? Perhaps disturbing stories aren’t necessarily exclusive to this past year—after all, reality can often be far more frightening than a really tall murderer in a Captain Kirk mask or Haley Joe Osment talking to dead people. Maybe that’s why we like horror movies ...

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Oil industry swashbucklers hit by war, disease and shale boom

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CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 24 (Reuters) – The world has become a more difficult place for the small, intrepid Canadian oil explorers that roam the globe hunting for the next big petroleum discovery. Like the big-game hunters that once ranged Africa, these small-cap explorers and producers (E&Ps) call their quest for billion barrel-plus oil deposits “elephant-hunting,” and for many the thrill ...

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Ebola victim’s family, hospital reach settlement

Josephus Weeks, nephew of Thomas Eric Duncan,

DALLAS–The hospital that treated the only Ebola patient to die in the United States will pay his relatives an undisclosed sum and create a charitable foundation in his name, the family’s attorney said Wednesday. The agreement heads off a lawsuit from relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Duncan, who arrived in ...

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Texas reaches end of Ebola monitoring

AUSTIN, Texas — The last person being monitored in connection with Texas’ three Ebola patients is set to be cleared from twice-daily monitoring. The Texas Department of State Health Services says a hospital worker who handled medical waste will be cleared by the end of the day Friday. A Liberian man became the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with ...

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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste

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BISMARCK, N.D.— The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn’t currently have any plans to do so, company officials said. Healthcare Environmental Services Inc. has received a few calls from nervous people since it appeared on a California Department of Public Health list of potential destinations ...

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HERO saves lives everywhere, from Liberia to Williston

HERO or Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization is a non-profit based out of Fargo, ND that specializes in distributing refurbished medical equipment to places in need. Bakken.com recently met with Ty Hegland, the executive director of HERO to discuss his organization, their process and all of the places they’ve helped. HERO is located in the up-and-coming area of South Osgood in ...

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Ebola response drill being conducted in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Don’t panic if you see a large number of sirens and some emergency response activity near W. Pierce Street this morning. The city’s emergency agencies are alerting the public that an Ebola response drill will be conducted around 9 a.m. this morning in that area. In order to avoid panic and unfounded rumors, first responders are letting residents ...

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