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President Barack Obama speaks about Ebola at the White House Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama speaks about Ebola at the White House Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Ebola crisis forces cancellation of Obama visit to NJ

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's best-laid plans to go all out for Democrats in the final weeks of the midterms are running smack into a widening Ebola crisis, as Americans anxiously turn to the government and their president for answers.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in the studio with Eric Scott Wednesday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare New Jersey)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in the studio with Eric Scott Wednesday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare New Jersey)
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Chris Christie muses out loud about his 2016 possibilities

Gov. Chris Christie last night said he has still not made a decision about running for president in 2016 but didn't rule out a willingness to consider a vice-presidential invitation. And he seemed to enjoy sharing some tongue-in-cheek considerations about the potential impact of a successful run on his children.

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, prepares to speak at a news conference as Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins looks on,
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, prepares to speak at a news conference as Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins looks on (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Second Dallas nurse with Ebola took domestic flight

DALLAS (AP) — A second nurse at a Texas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday, four days after taking a domestic flight from Cleveland to Dallas.

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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White House cites ‘shortcomings’ in handling of Dallas Ebola case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is conceding there were shortcomings in the response to an Ebola patient's care in Texas that has now resulted in two health care workers testing positive for the disease.

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Two children recovering from Ebola virus wait at an Ebola treatment centre in the Hastings area of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)
Two children recovering from Ebola virus wait at an Ebola treatment centre in the Hastings area of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)
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St. Lucia bans visitors from Ebola-stricken nations

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The prime minister of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia has given an order to bar entry to anyone coming from three West African nations struggling with Ebola epidemics.

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David McCallum sits for a photo while shooting a documentary film, "David & Me", at Arthur Kill correctional facility in New York.  (AP Photo/Marc Lamy)
David McCallum sits for a photo while shooting a documentary film, "David & Me", at Arthur Kill correctional facility in New York. (AP Photo/Marc Lamy)
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Man who recanted 1985 NY murder confession could be freed

NEW YORK (AP) -- They were 16 when they confessed to kidnapping and killing a stranger and taking a joyride in his car. They quickly recanted but were convicted of murder.

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Hurricane Gonzalo, lower right, which forecasters said could become a powerful category 4 storm Wednesday as it heads toward Bermuda. (AP Photo/NOAA)
Hurricane Gonzalo, lower right, which forecasters said could become a powerful category 4 storm Wednesday as it heads toward Bermuda. (AP Photo/NOAA)
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Forecasters: Gonzalo now a Category 4 hurricane

MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Hurricane Gonzalo has strengthened to a Category 4 storm as it churns in the Atlantic.

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

DALLAS (AP) -- A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses' union.

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President Barack Obama listens as he meets with Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri,
President Barack Obama with outgoing ttorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Obama waiting for midterm elections to name attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama does not plan to announce his choice for attorney general before the November elections, shielding the nomination from the rough-and-tumble of midterm election politics.

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Hurricane Gonzalo to strengthen, aim for Bermuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Hurricane Gonzalo churned up heavy surf across much of the Caribbean on Tuesday and forecasters said it could pick up strength and become a major storm as it approaches Bermuda.

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