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Ebola Patient's Nephew: I Had to Call CDC

The first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S., identified Wednesday as Thomas Eric Duncan, wasn't properly treated for the infection until after his nephew contacted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported. Duncan was first sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sept. 26 when he sought care for a fever and abdominal pain. Two days later, he returned in an ambulance when Duncan's nephew, Josephus Weeks, called the CDC to "get some actions taken, because I was concerned for his life and he wasn't getting the appropriate care," he told NBC News. The CDC referred him to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which spoke to him and then took appropriate action, he said. Read »
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 2:11 AM

U.Va. Abduction Suspect Probed in 2003 Sex Assault

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WATCH: Putin Speaks at "Russia Calling!" Investment Forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers speech and takes questions on Russia's economy at a Moscow forum. The meeting will also address issues of attracting international investors to Russian markets. Read »
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Girl Missing for 12 Years Found With Mom in Mexico

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Denied Bond

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Man Convicted of Teen's Murder in Loud Music Shooting

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM
 

This is not West Africa, this is a very sophisticated city, a very sophisticated hospital. The chances of it being spread are very, very small.  

— Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services on the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and the ability of the city of Dallas to respond to it.
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Chicago Mayor Blasts FAA Over Airport Woes: "How Can This Happen?"

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Police Sent to Donald Sterling's Home by Wife Shelly

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Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

U.S. Says It Needs Nukes to Defend Against Asteroids