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John Kerry says Ebola "has the potential to become a scourge like HIV or polio that we will end up fighting - all of us - for decades." Erin Burnett has the latest.
October 20th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Ferguson bracing for protests in case of no indictment

The city of Ferguson, Missouri is bracing for another round of violent protests now that new evidence could acquit the officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown.

Law enforcement sources tell CNN that Brown's blood was found on the gun, uniform, and car belonging to Officer Darren Wilson.

This new evidence may support Wilson's account that he fired in self-defense, but it draws anger and suspicion from local activists.

CNN's Sara Sidner is OutFront with the latest.


Filed under: Justice • News
October 20th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Family: Nurse Amber Vinson was not "careless prior to or after her exposure"

The family of Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse to contract Ebola, have hired a high-profile defense attorney.

They say it is "untrue and hurtful" that Vinson ignored the agency's protocols and put others at risk by taking commercial flights between Dallas and Cleveland.

They insist that Vinson did everything properly:
-Consulting Texas health officials and the CDC repeatedly throughout her trip
-Clearing her flight to Cleveland with hospital and CDC officials.
-Asking if she should fly back to Dallas

Vinson also spoke with Texas health officials and asked if she should fly back to Dallas immediately after learning her colleague had Ebola. She was told that was unnecessary.

Still, the next day she decided to fly back, calling health officials three separate times to report her temperature, and was cleared to fly each time.

CNN's Tom Foreman is OutFront.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • News
October 20th, 2014
09:00 PM ET

Researchers race against time to find Ebola cure

As the World Health Organization warns the hot zone of West Africa could see 10,000 new Ebola cases per week, researchers are in a race against the clock to find a miracle drug to stop the epidemic.

Kyung Lah is OutFront.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International • News
October 20th, 2014
08:49 PM ET

Reporter fights off pumpkin fest organizer

A New Hampshire pumpkin festival turned into chaos when celebrants started throwing glass bottles and lit bonfires in the streets.

Police, wearing riot gear, used pepper spray and tear gas on the crowds.

When a local journalist tried to report on the melee, he was interrupted, not by someone from the crowd, but a festival organizer.

Jeanne Moos reports.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos • News
October 20th, 2014
08:44 PM ET

CDC issues new Ebola guidelines

(CNN) – Under fire in the wake of Ebola cases involving two nurses and monitoring for dozens of people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated Ebola guidelines Monday, focusing on better protecting health care workers. "Any infection is unacceptable," CDC Director Tom Frieden told reporters. He stressed the importance of more training and supervision.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • News
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