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An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityNEW YORK (Reuters) - A traveler from Mali was undergoing a test for possible Ebola on Thursday at Bellevue Hospital, health officials in New York City said. Due to the patient's symptoms and travel history, the person has been placed in isolation, the health officials said in a statement. "An individual who came to the United States from Mali, a country with limited Ebola transmission, was taken to HHC Bellevue Hospital Center today," the statement said. Results of the test were expected later on Thursday. ...

Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library on Florida State campus on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)Three students were also wounded in the shooting at a campus library.

Police vehicle is parked in front of the scene of a multiple shooting inside a home in TabernacleBy Daniel Kelley TABERNACLE N.J. (Reuters) - Two children were shot dead and two of their family members were critically wounded by gunfire at a home in a rural New Jersey town near Philadelphia, state police said on Thursday. A boy and a girl were killed in the shooting, State Police Captain Stephen Jones said in a press conference outside the house in Tabernacle, New Jersey, where the incident took place. He did not identify a suspect and the names and ages of the victims were not released. The victims included a woman and a second boy who were injured. ...

Crime scene tape is seen in front of the library at Florida State University, in TallahasseeBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A gunman wounded three Florida State University students, one critically, early Thursday when he opened fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, authorities said. Officers confronted the attacker soon after 12:30 a.m. near the entrance to Florida State's Strozier Library in the latest of a string of shootings on U.S. campuses. Police said they ordered him to drop his weapon, then fatally shot him when he fired on them. ...

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and US Secretary of State John Kerry speak during a joint statement at the Quai d'Orsay Foreign Affairs ministry in ParisA deadline for resolving Iran's nuclear program fast approaches.

An investigator works at the site of a suicide attack in Irbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq that took place near the city's historic citadel on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The bomber struck in the heart of the northern Iraqi Kurdish city, killing several people, according to initial reports in local Kurdish media.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that his country and neighboring Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

By Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police arrested five people overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August. A few dozen demonstrators, some chanting "Indict that cop," gathered outside the city police station late on Wednesday in sub-freezing temperatures. They were faced by officers in riot gear and the arrests were the first in about a week. ...

Entertainment icon Mike Nichols has died at age 83Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such films, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.

The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas, on May 21, 2013Washington (AFP) - A Texas judge on Wednesday refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection on December 3.

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