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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

October 20, 2014

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Restitution ordered in dinosaur footprint theft

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that's never been recovered was sentenced Monday to a year of probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 8:00 pm

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center.

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Everglades trail surveyed for cultural artifacts
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:03 pm

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Archaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for evidence of a prehistoric culture.

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Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 4:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

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Sunday 10/19/2014
CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 9:01 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Argentina launches its first home-built satellite
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 2:02 am

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday.

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Interior secretary pushes for Congress to act
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 9:04 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers to protect public lands until Congress takes action on a number of stalled conservation measures.

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Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sun.
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 10:03 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.

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UCLA legal fees neared $4.5M in fatal lab fire
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 3:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California, Los Angeles paid nearly $4.5 million in legal fees to fight criminal charges against a chemistry professor in a case involving a fatal laboratory fire, records reveal.

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