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Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

Updated: 10/17/2014 - President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.

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Gov. McCrory decries French, Irish cigarette plans

Posted: 10/16/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory argues in letters to the French and Irish governments that farmers and manufacturers in the top tobacco-producing state would be hurt by proposals in those countries to package cigarettes in blank containers.

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Pink Power speaking tours

Updated: 10/14/2014 - One in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer. That's 9,000 women in North Carolina this year.

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German hospital: UN worker dies of Ebola

Posted: 10/14/2014 - A German hospital says an international member of the United Nations' medical team who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures."

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Liquid nicotine exposures up sharply among kids

Posted: 10/14/2014 - Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also is spiking.

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Vidant Medical Center recognized for treating heart attack patients

Updated: 10/09/2014 - "This fantastic award from the American College of Cardiology shows that we at East Carolina Heart Institute have excellent outcomes when treating heart attacks," said Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood, director of the East Carolina Heart Institute.

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Fort Bragg to send 120 soldiers to fight Ebola

Updated: 10/03/2014 - The Department of Defense says the Fort Bragg soldiers will provide engineering, logistics, medical and other support. They are also building two treatment centers to combat the deadly disease.

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Tillis: Ban Travel From Nations Affected By Ebola

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is calling on the Obama administration to issue a travel ban on countries impacted by the Ebola virus until the epidemic is brought under control.

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Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

Updated: 10/02/2014 - Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.

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Pumpkin Fever: Healthy or Not?

Posted: 09/29/2014 - There is a "health halo" around foods with "pumpkin" in them, but not all of the pumpkin-flavored foods which are so popular this time of year are created equal.

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