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House Judiciary Committee Asks State/Homeland Security If Foreigners With Ebola Will Be Treated In The U.S.

The Departments of Homeland Security and State have been asked to reply by Oct. 25.

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Perez Avoids Avoids Attorney General Questions

Perez tried to steer the focus of inquiries back on his current job as the Secretary of Labor.

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Obama Will Vote While In Chicago

Obama said he will be casting his vote for Sen. Dick Durbin and Governor Pat Quinn.

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White House Defends “Ebola Czar” Choice

“What we were looking for was not an Ebola expert, but rather an implementation expert,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

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Obama Calls On Congress To Act On Identity Theft

“It’s time to have one clear national standard that brings certainty to businesses and keeps consumers safe,” Obama said.

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White House To Tap Ron Klain As Ebola Czar

Obama signaled Thursday that he was open to one person coordinating the federal response to the Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

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Obama Issues Executive Order To Fight Ebola

The Executive Order grants the Pentagon and Homeland Security leaders to call up any reservist who may possess specialized skills needed in West Africa, where over 4,500 have died from the diseas

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White House Stands By Opposition To Travel Ban

Earnest would not say if the President would veto possible legislation to implement a travel ban.

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Obama Convenes Emergency Cabinet Meeting Over Ebola

Obama said that the U.S. must be more aggressive in the battle against the Ebola virus, calling for a CDC “SWAT team” to address a patient upon being diagnosed

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White House Defends Ebola Response Amid Criticism

John Earnest

When pressed on the question of who was in charge of the overall effort, Earnest would not give up any ground, saying that the current structure was “completely reasonable.”

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 22, 2014

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South Sudan’s U.N. ambassador says his country is experiencing a breakdown of social values, and Sweden continues to search for a mysterious underwater vessel.

Obama Phones Canadian Leader Over Deadly Shooting

In a statement released by the White House, President Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper will continue to stay in touch as the situation unfolds

WHO: Ebola Health Care Workers Still Seeking Guidance On Use Of Personal Protective Equipment

Plus, The Latest Numbers On The Ebola Virus

State Dept. Won’t Rule Out More Kobani Supply Drops

Norwegian fighter jet assists 2011 Libyan no-fly zone

“This is a small amount of risk,” Deputy State Department Spokesperson Harf said.

Norton: Doubts Raised Over DC Marijuana Legalization Vote

“I’m not sure everyone is prepared for it,” D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton told TRNS.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 22, 2014

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Ban Ki-moon leads in presidential poll, 2014 a ‘devastating’ year for human rights and South Sudan’s ambassador says his country is witnessing a moral breakdown