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world lead

October 10th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Ebola survivor originally sent home with Malaria diagnosis

(CNN) – The first person to die of Ebola in the U.S. had a fever of 103 degrees when he was first sent home from a Texas hospital.

It seems like a red flag that could have saved Thomas Duncan's life was missed, but Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol said a similar misdiagnosis happened in her case.

Working at a hospital in Liberia as a missionary, Nancy began suffering from a fever spike, aches, and a headache back in July. She called her doctor at the hospital, saying she believed she had malaria. Nancy was told to come in for testing.
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world lead

October 10th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

Gay Republican congressional candidate accused of sexual harassment

San Diego (CNN) - Charges of sexual misconduct, plagiarism and burglary have pitted a former staffer against a high-profile congressional candidate just weeks before the midterm elections.

The drama is unfolding in a city that just weathered a sexual harassment scandal ending the career of its Democratic mayor. The latest accusations by a former campaign aide could derail the career of up-and-coming Republican Carl DeMaio.

In a story of charges and counter charges, the one constant is this: they both insist the other is lying.
DeMaio has won national name recognition as a "new generation Republican," calling on his party to ditch social issues and winning plaudits for helping the Grand Old Party shed what many see as its intolerant image.

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national lead

October 10th, 2014
04:51 PM ET

Ebola comment gets man hazmat escort from plane

(CNN) - Ebola is no laughing matter, especially not at airports or on planes, where screenings have gotten tighter.

So, when a man on a flight on Wednesday may have joked that he had been to Africa and had the deadly disease, he received a special escort off the plane.

Four officials in blue plastic hazmat suits boarded U.S. Airways Flight 845 to retrieve him after it landed in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

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"I was just kidding," he could be heard saying in a video posted to social media. "I ain't from Africa!" he continued, as he walked with the officials down the aisle of the plane.

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world lead

October 10th, 2014
02:55 PM ET

NGO: Fighting Ebola in West Africa is 'a deadly race against time'

(CNN) – Americans are focused on our country's efforts to treat ebola patients once they've reached the United States.

But the way to roll back the spread of Ebola is to stop it at its roots, and that means West Africa.

Specifically countries such as Guinea, Sierra Leona and Liberia, some thousands of American troops are going to be deployed in that area, and international aid organizations are on the ground as well.

International Rescue Committee CEO David Miliband deals with catastrophes on a regular basis, says the outbreak has the potential to spread even further.

"We're in a deadly race against time," Miliband, former foreign secretary for the United Kingdom, said.
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sports lead

October 10th, 2014
12:31 PM ET

From combat field to college football - the story of Daniel Rodriguez

By chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper and Kim Berryman

(CNN) – Clemson Tiger wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez, 24, will go up against the Louisville Cardinals this Saturday.

The college football player is also an Army veteran, whose journey from the combat field to the football field wasn't so easy.
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