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Five things you might have missed

This week was filled with new research findings, a presidential debate who claims the wrong champion to many viewers and a prominent basketball player found unconscious in Nevada. Here is just a glimpse into what you might have missed in national headlines this week:

Presidential debate: Hillary vs. Bernie, who won?

The first Democratic presidential campaign became the Hillary and Bernie show on Tuesday night, as the democratic presidential candidates battled it out by speaking about college and student loans, gun control, making enemies and foreign policy.

Clinton is a lead promising candidate who, just like in 2008, is in danger of losing her status as a front-runner to an upstart outsider — in this case Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Clinton was cited as the clear winner of the debate, which brought social media users to strike up their torches claiming it was Sanders who clearly won.

The battle still continues.

Science and Research: Study finds Ebola survives in semen for nine months

A New England Journal of Medicine report released on Wednesday found that two-thirds of men had Ebola in their semen up to six months after infection, and a quarter of men are reported after nine months.

A separate study in the same journal shows that the Ebola can be spread through sex with a survivor six months after their symptoms start.

A large number of Ebola-survivors in West Africa, a team in Sierra Leone tracked 93 Ebola male survivors and found that the Ebola virus survived in their semen:

  • 100% of men (nine out of nine tested) after three months
  • 65% of men (26 out of 40 tested) between four and six months
  • 26% of men (11 out of 43 tested) between seven and nine months

According to the World Health Organization, “sexual transmission of the Ebola virus from females to males is less probable, but theoretically possible.”

Sports: Astros’ season ends Wednesday night

The Astros’ road to winning the World Series ended at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday night. Game 5 went to the Royals 7-2 , sending the Astros packing for the off season.

After being forced into Game 5 by the Royals, the Astros were left with their 89 wins, which left them one victory shy of the AL Division Series, so owner Jim Crane should be prepared to spend when Luhnow works his magic in the coming months according to Randy McIlvoy’s Sports Blog.

Technology: Dell to Buy Data Storage Company EMC Corp in $67 Billion Deal

This is the largest deal in the technology sector record.

On Monday, the companies said in a joint statement that the offer is $33.15 per share in cash and special stock.

EMC shares were up 3.9 percent at $29.08 in premarket trading.

“The combination of Dell and EMC creates an enterprise solutions powerhouse,” Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dell Michael Dell said in a statement.

The deal will aid the corporation into the faster-growing and lucrative market for managing and storing data for businesses amid waning demand for personal computers globally according to NBC News.

Pop Culture: Lamar Odom found unconscious

The NBA player and Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband, Lamar Odom, is fighting for his life at a Nevada hospital.

Official have said very little on why he ended up there or what his current status is. He reportedly had drugs in his system, including cocaine. Odom was found unconscious at a brothel about an hour from Las Vegas.

According to CNN, the manager of the brothel, Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, said Odom was there “to get far away from something.”

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