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  • Governors' quarantine policy short-sighted

    On Oct. 23, Dr. Craig Spencer, an obviously compassionate and responsible young man, recognized the onset of fever during the incubation phase since his last exposure to patients with Ebola in Guinea. He acted quickly to minimize his contact with others,...
  • US troops are unrivaled in carrying out humanitarian missions

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama was right to dispatch U.S. military units to help combat an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But he did it for the wrong reasons. Obama called it a "national security" mission a clear misuse of the term. Americans should...
  • Sending US troops to battle raging Ebola is a rank injustice

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is using American troops to combat Ebola to show the world he cares enough to send our very best. But our soldiers aren't Hallmark greeting cards. Like many of Obama's foreign policy initiatives, his Ebola plan has a...
  • Demonstrators storm Burkina Faso parliament

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso Protesters opposing plans to extend Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore's nearly three-decade rule on Thursday stormed parliament and set it on fire, Omega FM and other radio stations reported. Witnesses said they saw...
  • Tunisia's Islamists down but not out after election defeat

    TUNIS (Reuters) - After Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda conceded defeat in Sunday's parliamentary elections, there were no fireworks, concerts or cheering rallies outside the headquarters of its rival, the secular Nidaa Tounes alliance. Instead it was...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: AQUATICA: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are purchased in...
  • More Marylanders seek flu shots amid Ebola outbreak

    More Marylanders seek flu shots amid Ebola outbreak
    Call it the Ebola effect. A lot more Marylanders are volunteering for that shot in the arm that may protect them from the flu this year. Flu vaccinations were up about 30 percent in September around the state to more than 95,000, according to early data...
  • IMF sees large financing needs next year for Ebola-hit countries

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund foresees large financing needs next year in the three West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. "The outlook for the Ebola-hit countries has worsened, with large...
  • World Bank funding for Ebola fight hits $500 million

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Bank pledged $100 million on Thursday to help recruit more foreign health workers in the fight against Ebola, taking its funding for the three worst-hit countries to more than half a billion dollars over the past three months....
  • Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home

    (Reuters) - A nurse in Maine vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the state over an Ebola quarantine she calls unscientifically sound, defied the order and left her home for a bike ride on Thursday, according to television...
  • Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse'

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - (This Oct. 28 story has been corrected in seventh paragraph to make clear that Senegal, not Sierra Leone, was declared Ebola free) Liberians began three days of fasting and prayers on Wednesday to seek salvation from the "curse" of...