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  1. Houston Ship Channel remains partially shutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Reuters

    Marine traffic in the Houston Ship Channel will remain partially halted until salvage ships retrieve an anchor that broke off a bulk carrier that collided with a tanker. Rough Cut .

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  2. Houston Ship Channel remains partially shutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Reuters

    Marine traffic in the Houston Ship Channel will remain partially halted until salvage ships retrieve an anchor that broke off a bulk carrier that collided with a tanker. Rough Cut .

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  3. Houston Ship Channel remains partially shut: U.S. Coast GuardRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Reuters

    Marine traffic in the Houston Ship Channel will remain partially halted until salvage ships retrieve an anchor that broke off a bulk carrier that collided with a tanker on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday. The bulk ship hauling steel and the tanker that was carrying 216,000 barrels of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, or MTBE, remained in place on Tuesday as the U.S. Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers worked with salvage companies to move them and retrieve the lost anchor, the Coast Guard said.

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  4. Houston Channel reopens after fog shutdown: U.S. Coast GuardRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Reuters

    Vessels resumed moving along the Houston Ship Channel on Monday morning following a temporary closure overnight of the 53-mile waterway between the Gulf of Mexico and the busiest U.S. petrochemical port as dense sea fog made navigation unsafe, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Houston, Galveston and Texas City, Texas, ship pilots stopped moving vessels along the channel at about 9 p.m. Sunday when sea fog dropped visibility to unsafe levels, the Coast Guard said.

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  5. New regulations reel in fishing of Atlantic bluefin tunaRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2014 | Reuters

    The Atlantic bluefin tuna gained protections from overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico and the waters off North Carolina under a federal rule published on Tuesday to better regulate a species coveted by sushi lovers. The regulations, effective in January, restrict the use of certain longline fishing gear in parts of the Gulf of Mexico during April and May, when the species spawns in the region.

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  6. WRAPUP 1-Ebola worries end for dozens on U.S. watch listsRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Reuters

    Weeks of worries about Ebola infection ended for dozens of people who came off watch lists in the United States on Monday, but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after showing no symptoms for 21 days, the state health department said, while another 120 remained on watch lists.

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  7. WRAPUP 1-Texas lab worker on cruise tests negative for EbolaRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | Reuters

    Some of the dozens of people who are being watched for possible exposure to Ebola in the United States are expected to be cleared on Sunday and Monday, potentially easing concerns about the spread of the disease after two nurses were infected. A Dallas lab worker who spent much of a Caribbean holiday cruise in isolation tested negative for the deadly virus and left the Carnival Magic liner with other passengers after it docked at Galveston, Texas, early on Sunday morning.

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  8. Texas lab worker tests negative for Ebola after cruise in isolationRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | Reuters

    A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola, has tested negative for the disease, Carnival Cruise Lines said on Sunday. The Carnival Magic arrived on Sunday in the port of Galveston, Texas after a week-long trip that included being denied docking by Belize and Mexico because of the presence of the woman on board.

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  9. Cruise ship returns to port with passenger testing negative for EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | Reuters

    A health care worker who kept herself in isolation while onboard a cruise ship tests negative for Ebola. Nathan Frandino reports.

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  10. Carnival cruise ship returning to dock in Texas after Ebola concernRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2014 | Reuters

    The Carnival Magic cruise ship was en route back to the United States on Saturday with a passenger from Texas who might have handled specimens of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States but is considered at low risk, a company spokeswoman said. The Dallas health care worker, who is said to have no symptoms and according to standards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is at the end of the 21-day maximum incubation window for Ebola, had voluntarily gone into isolation along with a companion aboard the ship.

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  11. WRAPUP 4-Obama names Ebola 'czar' as West Africa death toll risesRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | Reuters

    President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has ravaged three West African countries rose to more than 4,500. Amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States, authorities said a Texas health worker, who was not ill but may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient, was quarantined on a cruise ship that departed last Sunday from the port of Galveston, Texas.

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  12. Obama names Ebola 'czar' as West Africa death toll risesRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | Reuters

    U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he talks next to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Thomas Frieden after meeting with his team coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 16, 2014. - President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has ravaged three West African countries rose to more than 4,500.

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  13. WRAPUP 3-Obama names Ebola 'czar;' death toll rises in West AfricaRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | Reuters

    President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has ravaged three West African countries rose to more than 4,500. Amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States, authorities said a Texas health worker, who was not ill but may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient, was quarantined on a cruise ship that departed last Sunday from the port of Galveston, Texas.

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  14. UPDATE 1-Obama appoints Ebola czar; Texas health worker isolated on shipRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | Reuters

    President Barack Obama appointed an Ebola czar for the United States on Friday, and the government said a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was isolated on a cruise ship. Obama, who has faced sharp criticism from some lawmakers over efforts to contain the deadly virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, the White House said.

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  15. Texas health worker isolated on cruise ship, deemed low risk for EbolaRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | Reuters

    A Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been isolated on a cruise ship, but is showing no symptoms of the disease, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker, who did not have direct contact with now-deceased Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan but could have processed his bodily fluids, left Sunday on a cruise from Galveston, Texas, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

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  16. Suspect in missing student case arrested in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | Reuters

    Police searching for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, say they have arrested a suspect in Texas. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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  17. Suspect arrested in case of missing Virginia studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Reuters

    Jesse Matthew, 32, is arrested in Galveston, Texas, accused of abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, police say. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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  18. Man arrested in case of missing UVA studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Reuters

    Jesse Matthew, 32, is arrested in Galveston, Texas for allegedly abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, police say. Rough Cut .

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  19. Police arrest suspect in search for missing Virginia studentRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | Reuters

    Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student who has been missing for 11 days, authorities said on Wednesday. Charlottesville, Virginia, police said Jesse Matthew, 32, was taken into custody in Galveston, Texas, with the help of FBI agents a day after police issued a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of abduction with the intent to defile.

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  20. UPDATE 2-Disputed Kurdish oil tanker lifts anchor, sets sail near TexasRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | Reuters

    An oil tanker off the coast of Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has pulled its anchor from the water and set sail for the first time since entering the Gulf of Mexico in July, satellite tracking showed on Wednesday.

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