The Two-Way
9:56 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Russia Reportedly Suspected In Hack Of White House Network

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 12:43 pm

The White House says it has taken steps to address "suspicious activity" detected on the unclassified Executive Office of the President computer network in recent weeks — a breach that The Washington Post says may be the work of hackers hired by the Kremlin.

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Goats and Soda
9:56 am
Wed October 29, 2014

The Misadventures Of My Anti-Ebola Suitcase

Anders Kelto's suitcase took its chlorine wipes on a detour to Paris.
Anders Kelto NPR

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 11:20 am

Over the past five years, I've traveled around Africa quite a bit. I've been trained in how to escape from a minefield and what to do if I'm taken hostage. I've been followed by police officers in Zimbabwe, threatened with arrest in Ethiopia, had my phone stolen in South Africa, and been shaken down for cash by a cop in military fatigues (swinging an AK-47 by his hip) in Kenya. I've also been on more scary cab rides than I care to remember. In short, I feel well-prepared to report from just about anywhere on the continent.

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Local News
9:35 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Rocket Explodes in Wallops, Company Begins Investigation

Antares Rocket Explodes at Wallops Flight Facility
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An Antares rocket exploded just seconds after liftoff from the Walllops Flight Facility late yesterday destroying the Cygnus cargo vessel carrying to 5-thousand pounds of supplies to the international space station.

The company will put together an investigative board to find out what caused the unmanned rocket to explode.

Frank Culbertson, Orbital’s Executive Vice President, told a news conference last night that it is too early to tell what exactly happened.

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The Two-Way
9:26 am
Wed October 29, 2014

North Korean Officials Reportedly Executed For Watching Soap Operas

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 11:34 am

At least 10 North Korean officials have reportedly been put to death recently for the crime of watching South Korean soap operas.

The latest public executions reportedly bring to at least 50 the number of people put to death by the hard-line regime for taking in the unauthorized day-time dramas from south of the DMZ, The Independent reports, quoting South Korean sources familiar with a National Intelligence Service (NIS) briefing.

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Local News
9:24 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Brown and Hogan Closing in on the Finish Line

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R)
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With less than a week to go before the gubernatorial election in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R) are bringing in some big political names as the race tightens to single digits in the public opinion polls. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the campaign and the issues that divide the two candidates.

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Local News
9:14 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Delaware Officials Respond to Ebola Outbreak

Ebola
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are talking about steps they are taking in response to the public health threat posed by the Ebola virus.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to join Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf and public health director Dr. Karyl Rattay on Wednesday for a briefing on Delaware's efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak.

The briefing is being held in conjunction with the third annual Public Health Preparedness Symposium hosted by the Division of Public Health.

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Shots - Health News
9:10 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First

Getting stronger before surgery has been shown to help cancer patients do better long term.
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People are often told to follow a rehabilitation program following surgery to speed recovery. But starting weeks before going under the knife might help them regain function even faster.

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Local News
9:04 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Lower Delaware to Get Detox Center for Addicts

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Governor Jack Markell announced yesterday that there will be a detox center for residents in southern Delaware.

It is set to open early next year.

The center will be located in Lewes which still needs to give the project zoning approval.

The state Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf says the center should have 16 beds that should be available by March.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the project will cost $1 million which was added to the current state budget to help those trying to kick their drug addiction.

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Local News
8:48 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Sexual Orientation Takes Center Stage in Indian River School District

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A meeting of the Indian River School board this week saw a number of residents get up to speak out about remarks by board member Shaun Fink who is opposed to teaching about sexual orientation.

During the session on Monday Cole Haden, a senior at Sussex Central, told the board that Fink's remarks allowed him to stand up for equality for gays, lesbians and transgenders as well as for fairness and tolerance.

He was only one of 10 people who spoke at the meeting where around 100 people were in attendance.

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Local News
8:36 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Inmate Suicide Sparks Lawsuit Against Delaware Prison Officials

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State attorneys representing two former Delaware prison administrators plan to appeal an adverse court ruling involving a 2004 inmate suicide to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A court filing Tuesday indicates that the state will ask the high court to review a federal appeals court's 2-to-1 decision last month saying retired prison commissioner Stan Taylor and prison warden Raphael Williams are not immune from being sued by the family of Christopher Barkes.

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