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Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) — Fans camped out at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital Paddington in London for weeks, eager to catch a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth to a baby girl Saturday.

The Lindo Wing, the same place Kate, 33, delivered Prince George nearly two years ago, offers everything that the discerning parents of a future king or queen may want or need. Some of the amenities include Wi-Fi, satellite television, a refrigerator, a safe and a catering service to meet any whim the newly expectant parents night want.

There is even a wine list in case they want to pop some bubbly to celebrate the birth.

But the Lindo Wing’s exclusive service does not come cheap.

A one-night stay in a suite of two rooms at the Lindo Wing costs £6,570 pounds, or about $10,000 for a normal delivery. Doctors’ fees add an additional $10,000 to the bill.

Kate and her husband, Prince William, 32, reportedly will receive a 10 percent loyalty discount for having their second baby at the Lindo Wing.

The hospital boasts of having a hotel services team to help family “settle in and feel at home.”

The Lindo Wing is where the late Princess Diana also delivered both Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

Prince George and his father, William, are the only two direct heirs to the throne delivered in the Lindo Wing.

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Bumbasor/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a report issued on Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Ebola survivors avoid unprotected sexual activity in an effort to ensure that the spread of the disease is contained.

The report details the case of a 44-year-old woman in Monrovia, Liberia who contracted the disease approximately one month after the most recent confirmed Ebola patient was isolated. The typical incubation period for Ebola is 21 days.

The CDC says that the woman’s only link to the disease was unprotected sex with an Ebola survivor. As a result, the agency now believes that the virus may survive longer in semen than previously believed.

“Ebola virus has been isolated from semen as long as 82 days after symptom onset,” the CDC report notes. “CDC now recommends that contact with semen from male Ebola survivors be avoided until more information regarding the duration and infectiousness of viral shedding in body fluids is known.”

“If male surivors have sex,” the report adds, “a codnom should be used correctly and consistently every time.”

While transmission of Ebola in West Africa has dipped in recent months, the CDC warns that sexual transmission is possible

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Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the general manager of Skype, Angie Hill practices what she preaches, balancing her life as an executive and mother by conducting much of her daily business on the video conferencing platform.

That also means she has seen her share of Skype fails — that little faux pas that makes a job interview or a meeting seem less than professional.

“I’ll see open closets and things hanging out,” she told ABC News. “I still feel like, ‘Shut the closet!'”

Hill recently filled Skype’s head of social media position with a candidate she said she only interviewed through Skype. It wasn’t until his first day in their California office was able to physically shake his hand and welcome him to the team.

With plenty of college students graduating this month and looking for their first job, perhaps out of state, Hill shared a few of her tips for how to ace a Skype interview.

Set the Stage

Just because you’re in your apartment, parents’ house or in a private room at the library, remember to treat the event with the same level of importance as you would an in-person meeting. At minimum, Hill said it’s important to set up your shot and make sure there’s nothing embarrassing in the background.

“If you have a pretty vase in the house, set it behind you,” she said. “Lighting is important too. You can be on Skype and if you have a super bright background, they might not see you and your expressions.”

Test Your Technology

“One of the benefits of Skype is it takes away the stress of finding the location of the interview,” Hill said. “But it can also be equally intimidating if you don’t know how to use the tool.”

She recommends doing a test Skype before an interview with a friend or family member to make sure your technology is working flawlessly and to get reassurance from the other person that your shot looks good.

Move the Box Showing Yourself

We all look at ourselves when using Skype — whether to admire our appearance, change our expressions or fix our hair. It’s second nature and fine when chatting with your best friend, but in an interview, it can come off as showing a lack of eye contact.

“It is probably the hardest thing, to not want to look at yourself but rather the camera,” Hill said.

The solution: Move the box from the bottom right corner to an area directly under the camera. You’ll still be looking at yourself but will also be giving your interviewer better eye contact.

First Impressions Count

Don’t forget – Skype interviews are the real deal.

“First impressions still count so make sure you’ve done your hair and makeup and treat it like an interview.” Hill said. “And remember to smile!”

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama reiterated his plan to expand access to higher education and reading programs to young Americans.

Earlier this week, the president announced two new efforts to build on the progress already made by his ConnectEd initiative.

The president issued a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to help every student get a library card, and asked for commitments from libraries and major publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-Books for low-income students.

“No matter who you are, where you live, or how much money you’ve got, you should be able to access the world’s knowledge and information just like anyone else,” Obama said.

In his address, the president also previewed his upcoming commencement speech at Lake Area Tech, in Watertown, South Dakota, where he will discuss his plan to make two years of community college as free and universal for every American as high school is today.

“Making sure all our kids receive one is the surest way to show them that their lives matter,” Obama said.

Read the full transcript of the president’s address:


Hi everybody. I’m speaking with you from the DC Public Library in Anacostia, where I just met with a group of promising middle school students.

We spent some time talking about their lives, and how we all care about their success – and how that starts with a good education.

So one thing I announced here in Anacostia is a new project by libraries and major publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-Books for low-income students.

We also issued a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to help every student get a library card, so they can expand their horizons in a place like this.

It’s all part of our ConnectED initiative to connect 99% of America’s students to high-speed Internet. Because no matter who you are, where you live, or how much money you’ve got, you should be able to access the world’s knowledge and information just like anyone else.

In a global economy, we’ve got to help ensure that everyone, of every age, in every zip code – urban and rural – has the chance to learn the skills that lead directly to a good job.

That’s also why I’ve put forward a plan to make two years of community college as free and universal for every American as high school is today. It’s something I’ll talk about in my commencement address next week at Lake Area Tech, in the small town of Watertown, South Dakota. It’s a community college with a graduation rate that is nearly twice the national average. They’re proving that a great education can be within everyone’s reach.

All of us have a responsibility to not only make sure our own children have pathways to success but that all children do. And a great education is the ticket to a better life like never before. Making sure all our kids receive one is the surest way to show them that their lives matter. And it’s the smartest way to prove to them that in communities like this, and in a country like ours, we believe in opportunity for all.

Thanks, everybody. And have a great weekend.

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(LONDON) — Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby girl Saturday morning in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital at 6 a.m. local time on Saturday in the “early stages of labor,” according to Kensington Palace. The baby was delivered at 8:34 a.m.

The princess weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz. Prince William was there for the birth, and both mother and baby are doing well, according to Kensington Palace.

This girl will be fourth in line to the throne, after her brother, one-year-old Prince George. She’ll bump Prince Harry down to fifth in line. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2015

The baby’s name has yet to be announced…

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2015

Kate and William haven’t decided yet whether they will bring Prince George to visit his baby sibling at the hospital but, if history is any indication, the Duke of Cambridge visited Princess Diana and a newborn Harry more than 30 years ago.

Time will tell what the royals will say after the birth of their second child. When Prince George was born, the new parents opened up about their bundle of joy to well-wishers outside of the hospital.

“He’s got a good pair of lungs on him. He’s a big boy, he’s quite heavy,” William said at the time. “He has her good looks, thankfully!”

Added Kate: “It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time, I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like.”

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(LONDON) — Kate Middleton is ready to give birth.

The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital at 6 a.m. local time on Saturday in the “early stages of labor,” according to Kensington Palace.

She traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, palace officials said.

“So exciting, after months of waiting, we’re finally here and we’re finally in the last stages of the wait time,” royal contributor Victoria Murphy told ABC News. “Very soon, we’re going to find out if she had a boy or girl.”

Boy or girl — even Prince William, 32, and Kate, 33, don’t know the gender — this child will be fourth in line to the throne, bumping Prince Harry down to fifth. As was the case with Prince George in July 2013, the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 06.00hrs to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London and is in the early stages of labour.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2015

There will be a formal announcement including the baby’s gender, weight and time of birth that will come after the queen, the royal family and the Middletons have been informed. His or her name is likely to come after.

The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2015

Kate and William haven’t decided yet whether they will bring Prince George to visit his baby sibling at the hospital but, if history is any indication, the Duke of Cambridge visited Princess Diana and a newborn Harry more than 30 years ago.

Time will tell what the royals will say after the birth of their second child. When Prince George was born, the new parents opened up about their bundle of joy to well-wishers outside of the hospital.

“He’s got a good pair of lungs on him. He’s a big boy, he’s quite heavy,” William said at the time. “He has her good looks, thankfully!”

Added Kate: “It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time, I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like.”

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Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey will have Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow and miss the rest of the season.

After finding out he tore a ligament in his right elbow Monday, Bailey took a few days to decide whether surgery was best for him.

Bailey’s season came to an end in September last year when he was forced to have surgery to repair a tear in his right forearm. He only made two starts this season before getting injured again.

“It’s absolutely crushing to Homer personally, to our ballclub,” Reds skipper Bryan Price said. “We were really looking forward to a healthy Homer Bailey this year and that type of influence on our club.”

Before the 2014 season Bailey signed a six-year, $105 million contract with the Reds.

Bailey was originally selected with the seventh overall pick of the 2004 amateur draft by Cincinnati. Since then he’s compiled a 58-51 record with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP in 168 starts for the Reds.

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RalphCoulter/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced its next generation of rail tank cars traveling with flammable liquids Friday morning in a press conference in Washington, D.C.

Amid accidents, derailing train cars and cars catching fire, DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt revealed a series of stronger and safer rail tank cars both agencies argue will prevent these accidents from happening again, and if an accident does happen, to mitigate the damage.

The new TC-117 standard will better protect cars transporting crude oil by all railway companies in both Canada and the United States. The cars will now be jacketed and constructed with thicker steel, thermal protection, a full head shield, top fitting protection and a new bottom outlet valve.

The new cars will also come equipped with, or be retrofitted with, ECP breaks. ECP breaks can prevent cars from slamming into one another.

Foxx said the ECP break technology is “proven” and can be the difference between a contained fire and a catastrophe.

Train cars used for transporting flammable liquids built on or after Oct. 1, 2015 will be built to the new TC-117 standards; cars built before then will either be replaced or retrofitted within the next five years.

Secretary Foxx said that, “by April 1, 2020 all rail cars transporting crude will be retrofitted or phased out.”

The older, most unreliable cars will be retrofitted or phased out by as soon as 2017.

“About 99.9 percent of the time, those transporting crude oil reach their destination safely,” Foxx said. “But 99.9 percent isn’t enough.”

In 2013 in Lac Mégantic, Quebec a train carrying crude oil derailed and crashed, killing 47 people. This was Foxx’s first day on the job as Secretary.

Since that incident, Foxx and Raitt have teamed up to improve the quality of cars carrying crude oil.

Both Foxx and Raitt note that years ago, the transportation of crude oil wasn’t in such demand. But with growth of crude oil comes growth of train cars carrying it.

“Since 2008, there has been a 4,000 percent increase of the transport of crude oil via rail,” Foxx said.

Raitt added, “[The] truth of the matter — this does not end here. We will continue to look for more ways to protect everyone” involved in transporting crude oil, and citizens surrounding railroads.”

Until cars are retrofitted or phased out, Raitt said that she has lowered the maximum speed limit when trains are traveling through populated areas so that they won’t travel faster than 40 mph.

Both Foxx and Raitt note accidents could happen within the next five years — during the transition — but say they are seeking to strike a balance, and working as fast as they can.

This change in rail cars is “more aggressive to manufacturers than some of them would like,” but they realize the importance of safety.

“We can never undo the damage done in Lac Mégantic, Quebec,” Raitt said, adding they can try to improve the standards and honor those lives lost with this new technology.

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Saatchi & Saatchi Switzerland and VANGARDIST(NEW YORK) — A German magazine has made international headlines by saying it printed an issue with the blood of HIV-positive people.

The lifestyle German magazine Vangardist printed the issue to coincide with the famous Life Ball in Vienna that raises money for HIV/AIDS issues, according to Jason Romeyko, creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi, who worked with the team at Vangardist to develop the idea.

Romeyko said the goal was to confront the readers’ stigma about the disease and to get people to talk about it again, adding that people rarely seem to talk about it anymore — except perhaps on World AIDS Day.

“People feel that the problem is solved and feel nothing is happening,” Romeyko told ABC News.

To create the “HIV+” issue, the editorial team used the blood of three HIV-positive volunteers, Romeyko said, adding that the goal was to find people who represented a range of HIV-positive people. The donors included a single mother who contracted the disease from her husband, a young gay man and an older straight man who has not revealed his status publicly, he said.

“This isn’t just a gay disease or just sits in Africa,” Romeyko said of HIV/AIDS.

To safely use the blood, all three donors were taken to the University of Innsbrook in Austria, where a legal representative oversaw the blood being drawn and the pasteurization of the blood, according to Romeyko.

Romeyko said the virus would have died in the blood 30 minutes after being removed from the body, but the pasteurization was used to render the blood even safer.

Finding a printer who would be willing to print the HIV positive issue was extremely difficult, said Romeyko.

“Some people thought it was really gross,” or morbid, said Romeyko. “Then we found one great printer who printed the first edition” of the Vangardist magazine.

To use blood in the printer, the team had to devise a method to add blood to the ink and dye powder used to make the magazine, he said.

“We printed 3,000 — distributed to subscribers and auctioned off for charity and sold for charity,” said Romeyko.

Additional copies of the issue were printed that did not contain the blood-infused ink, he added.

Nevertheless, Romeyko said the issue is designed so people are confronted with the idea of holding the “issue of HIV” in their hands.

“We have transformed the medium itself,” said Romeyko. “If you take the issue in your hands … the HIV issues” are there in a concrete form.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis is questionable for Saturday’s Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs with a left ankle sprain.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers chose not to have practice on Friday and shootaround on Saturday.

“It’s an ankle sprain, and we’ll find out more tomorrow,” Rivers said Friday. “We won’t know much today.”+

Rivers is confident with the rest of his bench headed into Game 7.

“We got [Hedo Turkoglu and Spencer Hawes], we can go small, we basically did that last night,” Rivers said. “The game will dictate that.”

Davis left Game 6 in the fourth quarter and did not return as the Clippers went onto silence the Spurs in San Antonio.

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