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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

A Ebola health worker removes rubbish including plastic bottles from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wed…

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at an event with American health care workers fighting the Ebola virus, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return from West Africa.

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US to increase security at some federal buildings

US to increase security at some federal buildings

WASHINGTON — Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.”

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Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from the media about nurse Kaci Hickox's quarantine as Republican candidate for Connecticut governor Tom Foley, right, listens, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Groton, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, Ebola coordinator Ron Klain listens as President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to…

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Where's the czar? Ebola raises management questions

Where's the czar? Ebola raises management questions

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible?

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Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

A wreath placed by US Secretary of State John Kerry rests at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Canadians are mourning the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier last Wednesday. (A…

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Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, en route to Ottawa, Canada. Kerry is traveling to Ottawa to offer condolences to Canada and express U.S. solidarity in the fight against extremist violence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

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Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, en route to Ottawa, Canada. Kerry is traveling to Ottawa to offer condolences to Canada and express U.S. solidarity in the fight against extremist violence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

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Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird talk as they walk from a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Canadians are mourning the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army r…

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Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird participate in a joint news conference at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa, Canada, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

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Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The United States and Canada vowed Tuesday to step up already close counterterrorism and border security cooperation as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid condolences to the Canadian people following last week's terror attacks.

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Police mail spying program shows little oversight

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service granted 49,000 requests by law enforcement to track people’s mail in 2013 under a program that often lacked proper approval, adequate justification and required annual reviews, a recent audit found.

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Transgender military members still held back by law

Transgender military members still held back by law

Capt. Sage Fox had come to terms with the end of her military career when she said she got a stunning phone call. It was her commanding officer, telling her that despite the military’s ban on transgender service members, she would be welcome to return as a female, her preferred gender.

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As Marines depart Afghanistan, legacy lingers

As Marines depart Afghanistan, legacy lingers

Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft on the Camp Bastion, Afghanistan flightline, Monday. The U.S. Marines handed over its main base in the Helmand province to Afghan control.

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As Marines depart Afghanistan, legacy lingers

As Marines depart Afghanistan, legacy lingers

WASHINGTON — The Marines’ handover of Camp Leatherneck to the Afghans is more than a signal that America’s longest war is ending. It is a reminder that the Marines’ battlefield gains were tempered by losses: 378 killed, nearly 5,000 wounded.

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US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isola…

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Governors, Army go it alone on Ebola quarantine

Governors, Army go it alone on Ebola quarantine

NEWARK, N.J. — Despite President Obama’s appointment of an “Ebola czar” to oversee and coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly virus, some politicians and even an Army general were going against White House guidance on Monday, planning the kinds of quarantines that scientists say only mak…

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