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(CNN) – The number of new Ebola cases is growing faster than the ability of health officials to handle them, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday.
"In the three hardest hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the number of new cases is moving far faster than the capacity to manage them in the Ebola-specific treatment centers," said Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general. "Today, there is not one single bed available for the treatment of an Ebola patient in the entire country of Liberia."
Liberia has seen almost 400 new Ebola cases in the last week, nearly double the number from the previous week. The Liberian government needs urgent support to deal with the outbreak, says a WHO spokesman.
"We are seeing cases across the country, there are transmission chains in 14 out of 15 counties in Liberia. We do not enough of beds to treat all those who need to be treated. People out there who are infected are infecting other people," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
(CNN) – It was nearly 40 years ago when NBC's "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jane Curtin got something off her chest, so to speak, about getting a less-than-warm reception after she replaced Chevy Chase on the "Weekend Update" desk.
Now, history is in many ways repeating itself on the iconic fake news show.
Cecily Strong, who served as co-anchor on the show for a year, is out. Taking her place is a new cast member, Michael Che.
Che joins Colin Jost, becoming the first African-American behind that desk, and creating Weekend Update's first male anchor duo team.
(CNN) – A former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency is criticizing President Obama's strategy to defeat ISIS, using a rather memorable analogy likening U.S. airstrikes to casual sex.
"The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex," retired Gen. Michael Hayden told U.S. News.
"The use of air power, for want of a better term, was very gratifying. But the President limited his commitment. He said a lot of things we will not do, including American ground forces," said Hayden.
(CNN) – U.S. intelligence now says ISIS may be able to "muster" more than 31,000 fighters. That's a bigger force than some European nations have.
CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
(CNN) – It's been six long years since Hillary Clinton stepped foot in Iowa. The night she lost the state's caucuses in 2008, she came in third.
But she's headed back to the Hawkeye state this weekend. And while she's technically there as a friend for Sen. Tom Harkin's last annual steak fry, a time honored event known for serving up red meat candidates for the general election, it certainly could be interpreted as a step towards announcing a presidential bid.