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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A homeless man in Connecticut who found a $10,000 check and returned it to its owner because he wanted to "do the right thing" has been rewarded with housing and a job interview. Fox 61 television reports that real estate agent Roberta Hoskie _ who lost the check _ has arranged for Elmer Alvarez to have a place to live and lined up an interview for him with one of her business partners. A grateful Alvarez was in tears Wednesday as he learned of his latest rewards.

(AP) - Teams from U.S. universities and hospitals are helping to build Liberia's health care system back up following the devastation inflicted by the Ebola outbreak. The West African nation was left with one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the world. Yale is involved in efforts to strengthen medical training in the country along with Boston Children's Hospital, New York's Mount Sinai, Brigham and Women's Hospital and New York University.

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut officials are offering tips on how to avoid cooking fires and other dangers on this Thanksgiving holiday. State public safety Commissioner Dora Schriro says there are roughly three times as many cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day than any other day. Officials recommend safety measures including keeping potential combustible items such as oven mitts and wooden utensils away from the stove top and inspecting electric pots, pans and mixers for frayed cords.

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning observance. Thursday's noon gathering in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, will recall the disease, racism and oppression that European settlers brought. It's the 48th year that the United American Indians of New England have organized the event on Thanksgiving Day.

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