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US judge says nurse can leave home in Ebola row

A police car outside of the home of Kaci Hickox on October 31, 2014 in Fort Kent, MaineA US judge ruled that a nurse quarantined by her home state after treating Ebola patients could leave home and frequent public places, saying she was not infectious. The decision from a district judge in the northeastern state of Maine is the latest twist in a bitter row over enforced quarantine of American medics returning from relief work in West Africa. It reversed a temporary order that prevented her from visiting cinemas and shopping centers, and demanded she keep three feet away from others while Judge Charles LaVerdiere examined the case. Kaci Hickox insists that she is perfectly healthy and has fought efforts of US authorities to keep her in quarantine for 21 days, the incubation period for the virus, since returning home.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:17:02 -0400

Tech-savvy grandma saves Kansas Democrats

Kansas Democratic Party Chairwoman Joan Wagnon answers questions from reporters following a court ruling that the party does not have to pick a new nominee for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled voter after the previous nominee dropped out of the race against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/John Hanna)Joan Wagnon, 74, is close to reviving her party after a stunning GOP defeat in 2010.


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The Biggest Ship In The World
It’s called Prelude, and it’s bigger than big. More than 530 yards long and 80 yards wide, it was constructed with 260,000 metric tons of steel, more than was used in the entire original World Trade Center complex, and it’s expected to displace 600,000 metric tons of water, or as much as six aircraft carriers.

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last updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:33:27 GMT

Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power.

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last updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:00:10 -0400

See What Your Favorite Celebrities Are Dressing Up As This Halloween

From Katy Perry as a flaming hot Cheeto, to Beyonce as Janet Jackson.

Katy Perry as a flaming hot Cheeto:

Katy Perry as a flaming hot Cheeto:

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Colton Haynes as Fiona from Shrek:

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Lucy Hale as the Twitter bird:

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Naya Rivera as a mail order bride:

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This Year's 38 Best '80s Themed Halloween Costumes

TBH the ’80s was the best decade.

Boy George

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Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything.

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Robert Palmer's backup "band" from the "Addicted to Love" video.

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The Golden Girls

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18 Times "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Made You Ugly Cry

Grab Mr. Pointy and some ice cream and get ready to cry.

When Buffy finds her mother dead on the couch.

When Buffy finds her mother dead on the couch.

“You’re not supposed to touch the body!”

Why You'll Cry: Joss Whedon likes to break your heart until you need to lay down and eat ice cream... and then stab you in the gut with the Slayer Scythe while you're too busy crying to notice you're being stabbed. That's what this scene is.

How Long It’ll take You To Recover: 10–24 hours.

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When Anya walks down the aisle... alone.

When Anya walks down the aisle... alone.

“I, Anya, promise to love you, to cherish you, to honor you, ah, but NOT to obey you, of course, because that's anachronistic and misogynistic and who you do you think you are, like a sea captain o-or something?”

Why You'll Cry: SHE’S STOOD UP AT THE ALTAR BECAUSE NOTHING HAPPY CAN EVER HAPPEN TO THESE CHARACTERS EVER.

How Long It’ll take You To Recover: A solid 48 hours. But you still won't ever fully forgive Xander.

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Tara getting shot by Warren.

Tara getting shot by Warren.

“Your shirt.”

Why You'll Cry: Because you aren’t a robot devoid of emotions and Tara and Willow were arguably one of the best couples on television and Amber Benson can break your heart with just one line.

How Long It’ll take You To Recover: You will literally never recover from this heartbreak. Your world will come crashing down.

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Angel getting his soul back, right before Buffy has to kill him.

Angel getting his soul back, right before Buffy has to kill him.

“Close your eyes.”

Why You’ll Cry: Willow does her job and gives Angel his soul back after spending nearly the entire season without his soul (and tormenting Buffy) — but it’s too late because everything is always terrible for everyone on this show.

How Long It’ll take You To Recover: A whole summer.

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Women's Jobs On Halloween Vs. Women's Jobs In Real Life

That’s totally what a firefighter wears to work! All of these costumes come from the first page of Google results. These are our options.

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Neil Patrick Harris And Family Once Again Have The Most Perfect Halloween Costumes

They win. They win it all.

"Happy Halloween from Gotham City"

"Happy Halloween from Gotham City"

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Last year they were equally as adorable:

Last year they were equally as adorable:

And the year before that they were equally equally as adorable.

And the year before that they were equally equally as adorable.


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Happy Howloween!

Treat or treat!

"Moooooove over, everyone else's costume! Mine's definitely the best."

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"Don't be afraid to hop on over my way for a lil smooch."

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"Tonight's all about the candy, no bones about it!"

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"Just call me Roy G. FABULOUS!"

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29 Times Tumblr Completely Got What It Means To Be British

“Remember that time Britain got literally the entire subcontinent of Asia hooked on opiates so they could get more tea?”

When they nailed the relationship between David Cameron and Ed Miliband.

When they nailed the relationship between David Cameron and Ed Miliband.

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When they clocked the subtle regional differences that make the people of the British Isles so diverse.

When they clocked the subtle regional differences that make the people of the British Isles so diverse.

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When they summed up the best of British TV with two pictures.

When they summed up the best of British TV with two pictures.

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When a totally normal sentence suddenly became a signifier for all things British.

When a totally normal sentence suddenly became a signifier for all things British.

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YouTube Star Zoella's Book Is Already A Bestseller And It Isn't Out For Another Month

The book is set to be a huge hit over Christmas.

Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, one of the most famous YouTube stars in the UK, will become a bestselling author in the next few weeks.

Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella , one of the most famous YouTube stars in the UK, will become a bestselling author in the next few weeks.

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22 Extremely Awkward Situations That Are Perfectly Captured By This One Baba Ramdev Pose

Babas – they’re just like us!

The photograph in question is from March of this year, when Baba Ramdev was performing at a Yoga Mahotsav in New Delhi.

The photograph in question is from March of this year, when Baba Ramdev was performing at a Yoga Mahotsav in New Delhi.

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7 Halloween Objects That Are Not Feminists

This post will haunt your nightmares.

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Are You Having A Quarter-Life Crisis?

If you’re in your twenties, the answer’s probably yes. Here’s a checklist to see just how serious the crisis actually is.

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21 Raw And Eye-Opening Portraits Of Boozy England

Go home, England, you’re drunk. Contains graphic images.

In this raw photo-diary of boozy England, Dench poses many questions, including: "Why do the English tipple until they fall over? Is it simply the weather, so wearyingly unpredictable? Is it to overcome the awkwardness inherent in a half-denied class system?

"Is it just because the English are more culturally advanced, and have realised there is no cure for the human condition but nice-tasting painkillers?"

A bare-chested skinhead postures in a pub in the Lancashire town of Bacup. April 2001.

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A couple kiss while a man vomits nearby on Derby Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse. June 2001.

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Friends Daniel (left) and Smudge drink cider at Cleethorpes bus station. They are waiting to see if any good-looking girls arrive in town for the day. July 2001.

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How To Survive As A Reality Television Family

After five years on The Real Housewives of New Jersey , Caroline Manzo and her family are continuing their on-camera lives with their spin-off Manzo’d With Children . Now reality veterans, they reflect on how to stay real in the world of “reality.”

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On an October Monday afternoon at Little Town, New Jersey, a restaurant venture from Albie and Chris Manzo on Sinatra Street in Hoboken, the Manzo family, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey-fame, is gathered around a table. With an array of appetizers spread before them, the conversation flows freely. It could be any Manzo family gathering — minus Al Sr., who is working at the Brownstone in Paterson, plus two Bravo publicists and me.

With a little encouragement, they take a break from typical lunch chatter and are reading hate-tweets aloud.

"'Lauren Manzo, you're a bitch,'" middle Manzo offspring Lauren says. She searches through the at-replies on her phone for a more exciting example of the kind of ire she receives regularly on Twitter, particularly after a new episode of Manzo'd With Children airs on Sunday nights.

She stumbles on a gem and laughs, reading the approximately 100-character jab: "'Lauren Manzo is such an effing C, jaded from all those fat years. I thought fat people were jolly.'"

Lauren wasn't editing the vicious words from an anonymous account; the viewer was actually thoughtful enough to censor the words "fucking" and "c*nt" in the midst of spewing hate at a stranger.

None of this is new for the Manzos, but now, they're receiving a little extra attention. Caroline, who spent five seasons on RHONJ before jumping ship; her husband, Al; and their adult children, in birth order, Albie, Lauren, and Chris, are wrapping up their own spin-off, Manzo'd With Children.

"I will never understand," Chris says. "Nobody has ever pissed me off so bad that I'm like, in 140 characters I'm gonna tell them everything I possibly had."

Nodding, Lauren adds, "I watch certain reality shows and there's people that I'm like, Oh my god, I cannot stand her. But I would never not like anyone enough to literally write the most horrible things to them."

Caroline concludes, "That's why you can't take it serious."

There is an oddly zenlike quality to all of this. The ability to shrug off punches must be learned because it's hard not to bristle at the insults flung at the Manzos, whether you're one of them or not. Throughout lunch, they are laid-back and overwhelmingly practical about their lives as members of a reality show family. Albie likens Manzo'd With Children to grad school, a "more intense version of things" after the college experience of Real Housewives. And they're happy to offer a crash course on how to survive reality television.


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4 Blood-Chilling New Music Videos That You Probably Shouldn't Watch Alone

Not for the faint of heart. Happy Halloween!

Flying Lotus - "Ready Err Not"

From the deranged mind that brought you "Salad Fingers."

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - "Catchy (Was Contagious)"

A lost boy's eerie, black-and-white odyssey, with director of photography Giovanni Ribisi.

Dizzee Rascal - "Couple Of Stacks"

Dizzee Rascal - "Couple Of Stacks"

In which Dizzee goes after hearts and minds... literally. More gory GIFs here, and watch the full video at Noisey.

Dizzee Rascal.

Gazelle Twin - "Exorcise"

As if workout videos weren't unsettling enough already.


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Wearing High Heels As Told Through Linkin Park Lyrics

I’ve become so numb…

Click play and scroll down!

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I'm tired of being what you want me to be / Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface

I'm tired of being what you want me to be / Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface

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Don't know what you're expecting of me / Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes

Don't know what you're expecting of me / Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes

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Every step that I take is another mistake to you

Every step that I take is another mistake to you

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17 Times Emma Watson Was The Picture Of Perfection In The Last 24 Hours

She went to one event in the last 24 hours, and it’s worth every picture.

Here.

Here.

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Here.

Here.

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Here.

Here.

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Here. And Judi Dench, stop making us jealous.

Here. And Judi Dench, stop making us jealous.

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Legally High: Marijuana Initiatives On The Ballot In Three States And D.C.

BuzzFeed News takes a look at the initiatives voters across the country will decide on Nov. 4 — and whether the referendums have a chance of passing.

Buds are removed from a container at a medical marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon.

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America's attitude toward marijuana has been slowly shifting over the past decades, with polls now indicating that a majority of people in the country now support legalization.

In 2012, Washington and Colorado become the first states to legalize recreational use of the drug. Eighteen states have decriminalized marijuana, and 23 states have passed laws in support of medical marijuana.

Legislatures have been slow to support marijuana, so advocates have taken action by pushing for voter decided ballot measures. On Nov. 4, Residents in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., will decide whether to legalize marijuana. In Florida and Guam, a U.S. territory, voters will decide on a medical marijuana program, and a few cities have added decriminalization bills to the ballot.

Alaskans will vote Tuesday on a ballot measure that would legalize a market for recreational marijuana, allowing the state to tax and regulate the drug similarly to alcohol. The measure would also allow residents to possess one ounce of marijuana and grow limited amounts in private.

Alaska was one of the first states to decriminalize weed in 1975 and legalized medical marijuana in 1998. Despite this, thousands of Alaskans have been arrested for possession and there's no system for medical card holders to acquire weed from dispensaries. Supporters say the new measure would strengthen Alaska's existing laws, which legislators aren't upholding.

Recent polls have shown voters are split on the issue, with one poll showing a majority of voters supporting the measure, and another showing the opposite. If marijuana is legalized in Alaska, it could bring in more than $7 million in state taxes in its first year, according to a marijuana advocacy group.

Danielle Baldwin shows off strains of medical marijuana at a smoke shop in Ashland, Oregon.

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13 Stories From College Grads About The Struggles Of Unemployment

“I now work for the student loan company that I owe a small fortune to. Go figure.”

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their stories about graduating from college and grappling with unemployment and paying off student loans — specifically, what's the hardest part about being unemployed? Here are their powerful responses:

Right after graduation, my unpaid internship hired me for barely above minimum wage and I scrubbed toilets at my alma mater to supplement my income. I was so poor, even the government realized I didn't make enough to pay them back. I applied for jobs everywhere, even places that only required a high school diploma, only to be rejected and ignored. It was frustrating to have put in so much time, effort, and money — about $32,000 just in loans — into my college education and have nothing to show for it.
—Dee Lloyd (Facebook)

I've recently been diagnosed with depression and am now taking antidepressants to recover. The hardest thing for me is knowing that you put your heart, soul, sweat, tears, and even blood into trying become successful after college, only to hear things like "you lack experience" or "we decided on another candidate" from thousands of employers. I went through five surgeries while in college and nearly failed out due to the endless medical procedures, but after years of being on crutches and barely making it to class, I graduated and got my degree.

Since then, I've had only one job: graveyard shift at 24 Hour Fitness. Are my skills no good? Is there something wrong with my résumé? Are my cover letters poorly written? I spend days trying to figure out what the problem is. And the one time I do manage to get an interview out of 500 applications, I still don't get the job.

As a black man, I also can't help but wonder whether or not that influences the decisions not to hire me, not to mention I'm a muscularly built weight lifter. Are employers scared of the "big black man"? Do they feel threatened that a black man might come in and take their job? As hardworking as I am, I don't want to take anyone else's job. I don't want to scare anyone. I just want to help my mom buy her first house. I just want to help my siblings get through college. I just don't want to struggle anymore. And I truly hope my race isn't stopping me from accomplishing that.

When you've spent your whole life having to work hard and overcome struggles, you know that you have to be harder-working and more dedicated than others. You have to do more, fight more, endure more. But you do it, and you succeed. I just have to ask myself every day, how much more can I do? How much more can I fight? The demoralization from being told thousands of times that someone else is better than you, for every job you apply to, truly breaks you down at some point. I just want someone to finally think I'm good enough.
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