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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

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October 20th, 2014
06:21 PM ET

Indiana authorities identify man held after 7 bodies found

(CNN) - An Indiana man told police he "messed up" by killing a woman in Hammond, then came clean, leading them to several more bodies in nearby Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday.

Doughty stopped short of calling Darren Deon Vann a suspected serial killer, but left the possibility open if police are able to connect the convicted sex offender to any of the six women found in Gary over the weekend.

"If we directly attach him to it, we can make that assumption," he said, adding that Vann's statements lead authorities to believe there are "possible other victims." Some cases may date back 20 years, based on what Vann has told police, the chief said.

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October 20th, 2014
06:10 PM ET

Keene vs. Ferguson: Double standard on violence?

(CNN) – There were violent clashes with police over the weekend. Crowds set fires on personal property, overturned cars, threw glass bottles at police, and tore down street signs. At one point things got so bad, officers used tear gas to disperse the crowd.

But this violence didn't take place at a protest over a police shooting or social injustice. It was the booze-fueled scene at a pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire. The rioters were mostly out-of-control college students from Keene State College.

In a news conference Monday, police announced dozens of arrests, and they say more could come as their investigation continues.

And while the event has been characterized by some as rowdy kids just letting loose, others say they see a clear double standard in how Keene rioters, mainly white college students, are being cast compared to the rioters in Ferguson, Missouri, who were predominantly African-American.
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October 20th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Attorney General Holder reveals his biggest failure

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he found it "frustrating" that the Justice Department hasn't been able to carry out criminal prosecutions of executives whose risky banking practices blamed for the global financial crisis.

As Holder wraps up nearly six years at the helm of the Justice Department, the attorney general has drawn criticism for his department's record on white collar crime.

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October 20th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Hannah Graham suspect indicted in 2005 assault

(CNN) - As investigators are determining whether a skull and bones discovered behind an abandoned Central Virginia home on Saturday are those of Hannah Graham, the lone suspect in her disappearance has been indicted in an assault from almost a decade ago - a case that police say forensically links him to another female college student who vanished from the same area as Graham.

Jesse Matthew was indicted by a grand jury in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday for the 2005 sexual assault on charges that also included attempted murder and abduction.

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October 20th, 2014
05:41 PM ET

Democratic lawmaker: 21-day Ebola quarantine not long enough

(CNN) – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is demanding a longer incubation period for people who come in contact with Ebola patients.

"About 5% of Ebola patients, their incubation period went beyond that 21-day period," Gabbard said, citing information from the World Health Organization.

"What I'm saying and calling for the CDC to do is to recognize the seriousness of this illness and make sure we're erring on the side of caution," Gabbard said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

For more of our interview with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, check out the video above.

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