Outbreak: The World Health Organization emergency committee is meeting today to discuss possible travel restrictions and screening at borders. The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it will funnel all travelers from Ebola-stricken countries into five American airports to be checked on arrival.
Bladerunner: Amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. His lawyer said he expected Pistorius to spend only 10 months behind bars with the rest of his time served under house arrest. Pistorius, who has at times been
Despite only three cases developing in the US, a Washington Post/ABC News poll says that by more than two to one Americans back “restricting entry to the United States by people who have been in affected countries.”
Also here in the US, freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who came down with Ebola while working for NBC News in Africa, has been declared free of the virus and is scheduled for release today.Read more
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Permawar: US aircraft yesterday dropped small arms, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters squared off against Islamic State militants in and around the Syrian border town of Kobane. American aircraft have been pounding ISIS militants, but this is the …Read more
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It's Been Said
"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters."
-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting in the Supreme Court decision to allow Texas to apply its voter ID law.