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    Australia imposes travel ban on Ebola-affected countries

    Australia announced Monday it has temporarily issued travel bans on travelers from the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. Immigration and Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison informed Parliament of the government's decision to impose the ban on immigrants and asylum seeke ... Read More

    ACLU testing NSA surveillance limits in courts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit government surveillance powers. Three appeals courts are hearing lawsuits against the b ... Read More

    Ebola Nurse: I'll go to court if Maine quarantines me

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after returning from West Africa where she treated Ebola patients said Wednesday that she's prepared to go to court if the state of Maine tries to quarantine her. Kaci Hickox spoke to NBC's "Today" show and A ... Read More

    Quarantine is good for the military but not for healthcare workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military chiefs recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that he require all troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days, the Pentagon said. If approved by Hagel, the move would exceed precautions ... Read More

    Missing: Has anyone seen the Ebola czar?

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible? Ron Klain has barely been seen, and a week before midterm elections, Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can't manage th ... Read More

    Schools fear Ferguson grand jury announcement

    As the region braces for the grand jury decision in the Ferguson investigation, some area school district superintendents are hoping they can sway when that decision is announced. Seven superintendents signed a letter to Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, asking that any decision be announced after 5 p.m. ... Read More

    Obama to you: Embrace Ebola healthcare workers!

    WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama declared Tuesday local and federal legislative action should be supportive of healthcare workers combating Ebola in West Africa, and cautioned against discouraging volunteers from "doing God's work." Without directly alluding to Gov. Andrew Cuomo or Ch ... Read More

    Rand Paul steps up to assist Kansas candidate

    Tea party favorite Rand Paul is throwing his political weight behind Pat Roberts in the Kansas Republican's struggle to retain his Senate seat in Tuesday's election. RandPac, Paul's political action committee, has produced a new ad touting Roberts' opposition to sending aid to countries "where radic ... Read More

    Pentecostal church ships $120,000 worth of medical supplies to fight Ebola

    The Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal church in the United States, is providing $120,000 worth of medical supplies to aid in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. "The Church of God in Christ sent a 40-foot container filled with medical supplies that include a medical ambulance fu ... Read More


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