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Amid assurances on Ebola, Obama is said to seethe

Updated: 10/18/2014 - Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response.

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Hagan calls for travel restrictions to stem Ebola

Updated: 10/17/2014 - North Carolina U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is joining the call on the Obama administration to establish a temporary travel ban on travel from nations affected by Ebola.

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President Obama: Ebola point person 'may be appropriate'

Posted: 10/17/2014 - On Thursday, President Barack Obama also authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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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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Grisham says child porn sentences too harsh

Posted: 10/16/2014 - Novelist John Grisham says the United States is handing out unduly harsh prison sentences for child pornography offenses to men who probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons."

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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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McCrory, Wos outline NC preparations for Ebola

Posted: 10/13/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory and Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos say North Carolina has taken a number of steps to prepare in the event a case of Ebola is diagnosed in the state.

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