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Ebola-infected Americans to be evacuated - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.<p>Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, which according to the World Health …

At Colorado’s borders, a dividing line over marijuana

An old man with a snow-white beard bounded into the double-wide trailer that houses the only pot shop in eastern Colorado. He wore bib overalls over a white T-shirt, and a huge grin. He was a farmer from Nebraska, and he was 78 years old. “How much can I get for $100?” he asked.<p>Ray — no last name, …

Ebola virus kills top doctor, infects U.S. doctor

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in Africa is now taking a toll on doctors and health care workers battling the deadly disease, including two Americans.<p>Kent Brantly, 33, an American doctor who has been working in Liberia since October for the North Carolina-based aid …

More fighting breaks out in Gaza after rockets hit Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce and U.S. President Barack Obama called for a ceasefire but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end fighting with Israel.<p>Hamas said it had endorsed a …