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world lead

October 8th, 2014
05:56 PM ET

CDC: We can't get U.S. Ebola risk to zero

(CNN) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Wednesday that banning all travel to West Africa to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus would cause more problems than it would solve.

"It makes it hard to get health workers in, because they can't get out," he said. "If we make it harder to respond to the outbreak in West Africa, it will spread not only in those three countries (in West Africa hit hardest by Ebola) but to other parts of Africa and ultimately increase the risk here" in the United States.

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national lead

October 8th, 2014
05:36 PM ET

A 2nd U.S. Ebola patient?

(CNN) – A patient has been admitted to the emergency room "after reporting possible exposure to the Ebola virus," Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas said in a statement Wednesday. "Right now, there are more questions than answers about this case," the hospital said. "Our professional staff of nurses and doctors is prepared to examine the patient, discuss any findings with appropriate agencies and officials."

Asked about the case by reporters, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the patient "does not have either definite contact with Ebola or definite symptoms of Ebola."

The patient had reported being in the Dallas apartment where Duncan had been staying and having "some contact" with Duncan's family members, Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland told reporters.

The patient exhibited several possible symptoms of Ebola, Piland said.

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money lead

October 8th, 2014
05:32 PM ET

Mike Rowe on running for office: Never say never, but I prefer the kind of dirt that washes off

"Somebody's Gotta Do It" premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CNN.

(CNN) – With approval ratings of Congress at record lows, being a politician may be one of the dirtiest jobs out there.

CNN's "Somebody's Gotta Do It" host Mike Rowe has testified before Congress, urging the retraining of workers and the promotion of trade schools. Reviving America's workforce, Rowe advocates, requires skills that aren't necessarily obtained in a college classroom.

Asked if he would he would ever run for office, the former "Dirty Jobs" host  quipped: "I prefer the kind of dirt that washes off in the shower."
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