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September 16th, 2014
06:09 PM ET

Experts: We knew how to fight earlier Ebola outbreak, this is a different disease

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Obama said experts know how to fight this disease, but international leaders need to move fast, as the cases continue to multiply rapidly.

But public health experts tell CNN they knew how to fight the earlier Ebola outbreaks, in rural and remote areas: go in, isolate sick individuals, find out with whom they had close contact, follow them, and isolate them if they get sick.
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September 16th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

U.K. offers perks if Scotland stays

(CNN) – Voters in Scotland go to the polls Rhursday for an unprecedented vote on whether to leave the United Kingdom.
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September 16th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

Inhofe: Obama is ‘not telling the truth, we already have boots on the ground’ in Iraq

(CNN) – Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey appeared to leave the door open to at the very least recommend U.S. ground troops in Iraq in the future at a Senate hearing Tuesday.

"My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward; I believe that will prove true but if fails to be true and there are threats to the United States, then of course I go back to the President and make a recommendation that may include the use of U.S. military ground forces," Dempsey testified.

But the Obama administration has said repeatedly there will be no boots on the ground, no U.S. combat troops, in this operation against ISIS.

"The President is just flat not telling the truth. We already have boots on the ground there," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma.
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September 16th, 2014
04:26 PM ET

Obama: U.S. ready to take the lead in Ebola fight

(CNN) - After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The United States will send troops, material to build field hospitals, additional health care workers, community care kits and badly needed medical supplies.

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