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Doctors Returning to NY-Area Airports From West Africa Will Be Quarantined — As word spread Thursday night that a New York doctor who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa was now infected with the disease, many began to wonder why he hadn't been quarantined immediately upon his return to a densely populated city of 8 million people.

Ebola-Free Nurse Nina Pham Got a Big Ol' Hug From President Obama — President Barack Obama gave the nurse recently declared Ebola-free a big ol' presidential hug on Friday, hours after she was released from isolation at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Nina Pham, 26, thanked God, her family and friends on Friday as she was discharged form the hospital.

Fallen Canadian Soldier's Dogs Spotted Waiting for His Return — Warning: This photo is completely heartbreaking. Two dogs owned by Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier who was killed in Ontario on Thursday, were spotted peeking out from under a fence at his home. Molly Hayes, a reporter at The Hamilton Spectator, tweeted the photo of the "sad sight" on Thursday.

Ebola in NYC: Doctor Tests Positive After Returning From West Africa — A health care worker who recently returned from Guinea was rushed to New York City's Bellevue Hospital on Thursday with Ebola-like symptoms. The man, who was working with Doctors Without Borders, has not tested positive for the virus. The New York City Department of Health and Medicine said in a statement that preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours.

Why Everyone Thought There Were 'Multiple Shooters' in Ottawa — For a time on Wednesday, the world thought two or maybe three shooters were terrorizing Ottawa's Parliament Hill. Ultimately, police say, a lone gunman was responsible. But the Ottawa Police did tell reporters they were looking for multiple suspects as the confusion unfolded on Wednesday.

The Ottawa Parliament Shooting: As It Happened — Wednesday morning in Ottawa, Canada, seemed like the start of any other October morning in the country's capital: slightly chilly, a light breeze blew through the air and the sun was trying to peek through the clouds. Rachael Mounce, a tourist, took a photo of the city's Parliament building, posting it with the caption, "good morning from Ottawa!"

Bentley, Ebola-Infected Nurse's Dog, Tests Negative for the Virus — Things are looking up for Bentley. The dog that belongs to Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola and currently undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, has tested negative for the virus. The King Charles Spaniel has been in isolation at a Dallas-area naval base since that authorities say "mimics a homelike environment."

Canadian Parliament on Lockdown After Reports of Active Shooter — Mashable is following reports of a shooting on Ottawa's Parliament Hill. Here's the latest: 3 things you need to know: A soldier was shot at Ottawa's War Memorial Members of Parliament reported hearing multiple shots fired inside the Parliament building. Police say the shooter is still on the loose.

U.S. Journalist Ashoka Mukpo Says He's Now 'Ebola Free' — Ashoka Mukpo, the 33-year-old NBC News freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while on assignment in Liberia on Oct. 2 and was then flown back to the U.S. for treatment, is free of the disease, he announced on Tuesday. "Just got my results. 3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeling so blessed.

3 Colorado Teens May Have Run Away to Join ISIS — Three teenage girls from the Denver, Colorado, area were stopped in Europe while possibly en route to join the Islamic State, the FBI said on Tuesday. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back home after agents stopped them in Germany. "The juveniles are safe and reunited with their families," said spokeswoman Suzie Payne.
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Oct 24, 2014

Smart @chelseabot: "GamerGate is growing from a battle inside gaming to a larger culture war.”…

Oct 24, 2014

"A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough. This is too serious a public health situation.” - NY Gov. Cuomo…

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

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Reuters: All medical workers from Ebola-affected countries arriving at New York airports will be automatically quarantined: NY health official

Oct 24, 2014

@patrickdehahn thx that’s the kind of answer i’m looking for. is that a ‘by definition’ thing?

Oct 24, 2014

Take a moment to check out these absolutely heartbreaking/stunning photos of Ebola outbreak in Liberia…

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