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Congressional Committee Meets In Dallas About Ebola

 

A U.S. House hearing on the Ebola crisis is underway in Texas. Opening the hearing, Texas Republican Mike McCaul called Ebola a threat to the U.S. homeland. The chairman of the Homeland Security Committee said the crisis is unfolding at an alarming pace in West Africa.

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First Ebola Patient In U.S. Dies At Texas Hospital

Family and friends are telling the life story of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.

The 42-year-old died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday morning.

Duncan grew up next to a leper colony in Liberia and was forced to flee by civil war before returning years later to find the country ravaged by Ebola

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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed In The US Dead

A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.

Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning

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U.S. Ebola Patient Now Critical

After hospital officials on Saturday said the condition of the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened, the woman he came to Texas to visit said she is praying for his recovery.

Louise Troh said that she was not aware until a reporter told her that Thomas Eric Duncan’s condition had been deemed critical and that she had not spoken with him Saturday

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CDC Director Confident Ebola In U.S. Will Be Contained

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is confident Ebola will be contained in the U.S. even if more cases pop up.

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden  says Thomas Duncan was symptom-free when he was screened in Liberia and didn't start showing Ebola symptoms until he showed up in Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas Remembers JFK

 A ceremony honoring President John F. Kennedy took place Friday in Dallas, Texas.  Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the eras of hope and hatred collided on this day in Dallas 50 years ago.

  

Historian David McCullough was one of hundreds of people from across the globe who braved the cold to attend the ceremony at Dealey Plaza

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Taunton’s Gallaria Mall Sold

The Silver City Galleria in Taunton is under new ownership, a sale that tenants and city officials hope breathes new life into the 21-year-old shopping center.

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Sen. Scott Brown to Watch Football, Not Warren

Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown says he'll probably watch football instead of his Democratic opponent's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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