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Travel ban for Sierra Leone players over Ebola

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014,  Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone.  Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quarantines of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. The announcement late Sunday came a day after Sirleaf formed a new taskforce charged with containing the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region.(AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Sierra Leone soccer team has been banned from traveling to the Seychelles for an African Cup of Nations qualifier because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus.

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$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

This undated handout photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi. A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis-C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.  (AP Photo/Gilead Sciences)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

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Jets’ Aboushi helped create 185 smiles in Sudan

New York Jets offensive tackle Oday Aboushi leaves practice during an NFL football training camp on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — There are 185 new smiles in Sudan these days, and New York Jets offensive lineman Oday Aboushi helped create them all.

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Dream coach Cooper has surgery for tongue cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has had surgery for tongue cancer.

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