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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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October 20th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Is the 21-day Ebola quarantine long enough?

(CNN) – From the beginning of the Ebola outbreak, the Centers for Disease and Prevention has insisted if someone gets Ebola, the symptoms will show up in 21 days or less. It is a cornerstone of the CDC's science.

And yet, the world health organization says not twenty-one...But forty-two days must pass before a country suffering an outbreak can be called Ebola-free. Why?

CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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October 20th, 2014
05:28 PM ET

Reporter: Ebola is a ‘biological tsunami’

(CNN) – The latest research shows Ebola is mutating as it infects humans, and as the virus mutates, it becomes less perceptible to the tests for it.

"I think of Ebola as an act of nature. It's the biological equivalent of a tsunami," author Richard Preston said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." Preston, author of "The Hot Zone" writes about the virus's rapid mutations in "The Ebola Wars," an article in the latest edition of The New Yorker.
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