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Ebola Halloween costumes inspire disgust, some sales

Posted: 10/20/2014 - No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what's the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and faux protective gear.

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

Updated: 10/20/2014 - The U.N. health agency says the country's containment of the lethal disease is a "spectacular success story."

Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks

Posted: 10/19/2014 - Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police.

Coast Guard picks up blood sample from cruise ship

Posted: 10/19/2014 - A blood sample taken from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola was retrieved by the Coast Guard, officials said early Sunday.

First US Ebola victim remembered at North Carolina church

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.

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.

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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