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A research team in Auburn is working on an experimental drug for Ebola and other viruses. A research team in Auburn is working on an experimental drug for Ebola and other viruses.
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Here's a look at your top five headlines for Friday, August 08, 2014.

1. An Auburn University research team has produced a new drug candidate that could one day slow or even stop the deadly Ebola virus. The compound is aimed at reversing the immune-blocking abilities of certain viruses, including Ebola. The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.

FULL STORY: Auburn University researches Ebola treatment

2. The U.S. military has dropped food and water supplies to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded by militants in the northern part of the country. President Obama says the aid was to prevent a possible genocide. He's also authorized airstrikes in the region if Islamic militants advance on American troops at a U.S. consulate in the north.

3. A jury has found Tracey Grissom guilty of murdering her ex-husband Hunter Grissom. The state argued the woman killed her ex for life insurance money in 2012. Grissom's attorney claimed self-defense. Grissom will remain out on bond until her sentencing hearing in September.

FULL STORY: Tracey Grissom found “guilty” in 2012 murder of her ex-husband

4. A school building in Cullman County has been condemned just days before the first day of the new school year. An engineering report on Garden City Elementary shows the main building is unsafe for students. The report says the pillars holding the nearly 100 year-old building are starting to sink and crumble. Students will return to portable classrooms next Wednesday until a more permanent solution is found.

FULL STORY: Garden City Elementary School condemned a week out from the first day back

5. The world's longest yard sale is going on this weekend stretching from north Alabama to Michigan. The annual event is the number one tourist attraction in Dekalb County. The area expects 30,000-40,000 people over the four days of the sale that runs through Sunday.

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