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US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. closed a gap in its screening of airline passengers arriving from three West African nations, an Ebola-free Af... Full Story

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    US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. closed a gap in its screening of airline passengers arriving from three West African nations, an Ebola-free African country said it would begin checking visiting Americans for the disease.

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a po...

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

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    Schools scoured in search for ambush suspect

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    Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar

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    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb.

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