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Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

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CHICAGO (AP) — Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve. 

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VIDEO: WHO to declare Nigeria Ebola free

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The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals. 

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Kenyan girls trading sex for food: One woman's battle to help

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By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The alcohol lining the 12-year-old Kenyan girl's stomach did nothing to quell her hunger pangs. So when one of her mother's drunken customers, in the one-room drinking den that doubles as their home in Nairobi, offered her a...(more) 

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Factbox: The race is on for the 'holy grail' of sweeteners

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By Chris Prentice and Marcy Nicholson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major food suppliers and trade houses have been diving into the stevia market since 2008, when U.S. regulators deemed sweeteners made from the South American plant safe for consumption. Below are some key players in this...(more) 

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Cultural Studies: A Not-So-Young Audience for Young Adult Books

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An adult who reads books for young people counters critics who say she should keep to her own age. 

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For many journalists Ebola's invisible threat scarier than war

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Paris (AFP) - You can't see shells falling, guns pointed or identify the bad guys: for many journalists the invisible threat of Ebola is more unnerving than covering a war. 

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Nigeria expected to be declared Ebola-free

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Lagos (AFP) - Nigeria is expected to be declared Ebola-free on Monday, just three months after fears that the virus could spread like wildfire through Africa's most populous nation. 

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed....(more) 

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Ebola victim's Texas fiance expresses gratitude, sorrow

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By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas earlier this month, said on Sunday she was grateful to be leaving quarantine without any signs of the disease that killed the man she was to marry,...(more) 

Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to provide emergency help in a U.S. domestic Ebola response, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday. The team of five doctors, 20 nurses and five trainers could...(more) 

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New Ebola guidelines will be more stringent: U.S. health official

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New guidelines being developed for U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients will be more stringent and will direct workers to make sure their skin and hair are fully covered, a top U.S. health official said Sunday. Anthony Fauci, the director...(more) 

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Spanish nurse cleared of Ebola: government

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) - A Spanish health worker who was the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa no longer has the virus, according to medical test results Sunday, the government said. 

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