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world lead

October 13th, 2014
06:48 PM ET

Spanish nurse with Ebola struggling to breathe

(CNN) – The next 24 hours will be critical for a Spanish nurse who became the first person to get Ebola outside of West Africa in the current outbreak.

Theresa Romero Ramos got sick after treating a Spanish missionary who had the disease, and her case brought to light the dangers health care workers face when dealing with Ebola patients.

Some are now questioning whether actions by the hospital where she was trained weren't just careless, but criminal.

CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

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national lead

October 13th, 2014
06:42 PM ET

St. Louis police chief on unrest

(CNN) – Some came from hundreds of miles away to have their voices heard. For others, the movement was unfolding right in their own backyards.

Swarms of protesters took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, for what is being called "Moral Monday," in honor of an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by police.
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national lead

October 13th, 2014
06:33 PM ET

How did nurse in protective gear get Ebola?

(CNN) – President Obama called a high level meeting to deal with the Ebola crisis Monday, as the deadly disease infects another American, a Dallas nurse who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan before he succumbed to the virus last week.

The nurse has been identified by cnn affiliate WFAA as 26-year-old Nina Pham, a former Texas Christian University student. She is the first american to contract Ebola on U.S. soil.

She treated Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and was wearing protective gear during her "many visits" with Duncan, including a gown, gloves, mask and eye shield.

CNN's Elizabth Cohen reports.

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national lead

October 13th, 2014
06:28 PM ET

FBI warns cops, journalists of potential for 'lone wolf' attacks

(CNN) – Today is a federal holiday, but according to law enforcement sources, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security didn't want to risk waiting until after the long weekend to send out a warning to law enforcement agencies across the country.

The bulletin warns them to stay on "high alert" for homegrown violent extremists who may want to target them.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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national lead

October 13th, 2014
06:25 PM ET

Is Dallas health system equipped for Ebola?

(CNN) – A Dallas nurse who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan before he succumbed to the virus last week, tested positive for the deadly disease Sunday.

The doctors and nurses on the front lines are heroes and should be honored for the work they are doing.

But there is growing skepticism that the Dallas health system is out of it's league when it comes to Ebola.

Former medical director and health authority for Dallas HHS Dr. John Carlo and Penn State University assistant professor Gavin MacGregor-Skinner join CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

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