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New York Man Is Diagnosed With The State's First Case Of Ebola After Returning From Africa

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New York has its first case of Ebola

We have another case of Ebola on our hands!

Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician, recently returned to the states after helping infected people in West Africa, and he exhibited symptoms of the deadly disease on Thursday.

The 33-year-old returned on October 17th, and after a full day day out and about, Spencer started exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms. He'd gone jogging, bowling, to a restaurant, and traveled on the subway as well.

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The Two Americans Who Contracted Ebola Have Been Released From The Hospital!

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HOLY CRAP IT WORKED.

Ebola kills nearly everyone who contracts the virus, but two lucky Americans appear to have beaten the odds and SURVIVED!

Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol have both been released from an Atlanta hospital after becoming infected while treating patients in Liberia.

The two underwent rigorous blood and urine tests to guarantee that the virus was no longer present in their systems. Doctors and medical experts say the reason they’re alive may be all thanks to an experimental drug cocktail called ZMapp.

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Helen Mirren Is On The Hunt For A Million Bras!

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Who needs an Easter egg hunt when there's this!?

Helen Mirren is teaming up with Oxfam to launch the Big Bra Hunt to round up a million of unwanted and/or unused bras so they can be sold in West Africa — where bras are hard to come by and the money raised will make a real difference in poor communities.

The Oscar award winning actress was beyond excited to get involved with the cause, saying:

"Before I heard about this campaign I had never thought to donate my bras to Oxfam. I'm sure many women have a number of bras stowed away left untouched for years. The Big Bra Hunt really highlights how every last item donated to Oxfam can be used in a truly unique way, making a real difference to people all around the world."

Right you are, Helen because according to Oxfam the average British woman has at least 3 unused bras in their drawers.

We're not sure we have any spare bras laying around, but since Kate Moss never wears any, maybe she can donate hers?!!

CLICK HERE for info on this amazing cause!

[Image via Patrick Hoffmann/WENN.]

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Victoria's Secret Linked To Child Labor

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How irresponsible!

Victoria's Secret has found itself smack dab in the middle of a child-labor scandal on Thursday after a lengthy report was published on Bloomberg.

The article detailed the life of a 13 year old Clarisse working at a Burkina Faso farm in West Africa where VS buys a majority of their cotton. Clarisse says if she goes too slow she is beaten with a tree branch, if she's lucky she'll be fed once a day and sleeps on a mattress that is about as thick as a magazine.

Victoria's Secret parent company Limited Brands has released a statement saying they have already started an investigation into the allegations and are "very concerned".

The statement adds:

"Depending on the findings, we are prepared to take swift action to prevent the illegal use of child labor in the fields where we source Fairtrade-certified organic cotton in Burkina Faso."

We certainly hope so! And sooner rather than later.

Thoughts???

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Fans Mob Akon's Car!!!

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OMG!

Watch this video where Akon fans go insane in Sierra Leone. As they yell and jump all over the car, Akon, who can't be seen, says, "They don't give a f— out here!" You can even hear the driver yell out, "I'm gonna hit someone!!"

Is Akon really worth it??

Hmmm, we don't think so!

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