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Eyewitness to Hell: Life in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia — I graduated college in May. Three months later I boarded a flight to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak. It was only the second assignment of my professional career. I knew it was dangerous, but going to Liberia answered something far more personal. The people of the Ebola-ravaged country have been living a hell for months.

NYC Ebola Patient's Neighbor: 'I Don't See a Need to Panic' — NEW YORK - Many residents who live in the same neighborhood as New York's first Ebola patient know their facts and say they aren't afraid of catching the virus. "Like they said, it's only something you can get from direct contact with bodily fluids," said Ryan Carlos.

The Morning's Front Pages — "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said just hours after a gunman opened fire near the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa on Wednesday, killing a soldier. The morning after what Harper called Canada's second terrorist attack in three days, Canadians woke up to these front pages.

Oscar de la Renta, the Man Who Dressed the First Ladies — "I still remember when Hillary walked out in that gown," Bill Clinton once said of the First Lady's Oscar de la Renta dress she wore 1997 presidential inauguration ball. "I thought, 'Oh my God, that's beautiful." Jacqueline Kennedy, the empress of White House fashion, was the first to famously wear de la Renta.

Ebola Hearing: 'The Response Has Been Unacceptable' — Federal health officials said Thursday they still don't know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient. Now one of nurses will be transferred to the National Institutes of Health outside of Washington on Thursday. Nina Pham, who was being treated in Dallas, will move to the Maryland facility's isolation unit.

Joe Biden Goes on Selfie Rampage in Florida — Vice President Joe Biden had a great time in Florida this week - and he's got the pics to prove it. Biden, who is in Florida to support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, took a selfie during a campaign event at Century Village in Boca Raton on Oct. 13, 2014.

Yale Hospital Monitoring Researcher With Ebola-Like Symptoms — A patient showing Ebola-like symptoms was put under evaluation at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut late on Wednesday. According to reports, the patient is a student researcher who had recently traveled to Liberia. The hospital confirmed the news on Thursday morning in a statement: "We have not confirmed or ruled out any diagnosis at this point."

Ferguson's Civil War Is Far From Over — This piece is part of Mashable Spotlight, which presents in-depth looks at the people, concepts and issues shaping our digital world. At midnight on Tuesday on South Florissant, a teenage employee at the 24-hour Walgreens has locked the door.

'Idiot' US Airways Passenger Makes Ebola Joke, Hazmat Team Shows Up — Joking that you have Ebola while on a plane? Too soon. A four-person crew wearing blue hazmat suits rushed onto a US Airways flight when it landed in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday after a passenger made a very poorly timed Ebola joke. According to Dominican press reports, the passenger sneezed and said, "I have Ebola.

Astronauts Embark on 6-Hour Spacewalk: Watch Live — Two astronauts are currently on a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to replace a failed power regulator, and relocate a failed cooling pump. The spacewalk, which NASA is livestreaming, started around 8:10 a.m. ET. NASA flight engineers Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency are conducting Tuesday's spacewalk.
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Oct 24, 2014

Pastor in Liberia cries on the church floor after many in his congregation died from Ebola…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @NYGovCuomo: A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough. This is too serious a public health situation.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @GovChristie: Today we are announcing additional screening protocols for #Ebola at JFK & Newark International Airports.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @GovChristie: Steps include mandatory quarantine of those providing medical services to #Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @MashableNews: NIH officials say Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who was admitted to the NIH, is now free of Ebola. Will provide briefing shortly

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