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DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials have confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. The patient, who had been in Liberia, is being treated at a Dallas hospital. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation. Officials there say they're following guidelines to protect doctors, staff and patients.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Secret Service insists "The president is safe today," despite security lapses earlier this month that allowed an intruder to climb the security fence and get well into the White House. Julia Pierson conceded there were multiple failures. Lawmakers from both parties called for an independent review of the breakdown.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of scaling the White House fence and going into the mansion now faces federal and local charges. Army veteran Omar Gonzalez has been indicted for allegedly intruding into the White House while armed with a folding knife. He also was charged with two violations of District of Columbia law, which carry a maximum penalty of five years. Gonzalez is due to appear in court tomorrow.

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — Two high-school shootings are being investigated. A student was shot and wounded by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began today. The suspect then waited for police to arrive at Albermarle High School. And in Louisville, Kentucky, a juvenile was arrested today in a shooting that prompted a lockdown at Fern Creek Traditional High School. The victim's wound was not life-threatening.

NEW YORK (AP) — It's estimated that as many as 18,000 New York City workers over the next five years will be paid a living wage of $13.13. The increase was a campaign promise made by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The pay increase affects commercial tenants that receive more than $1 million in city subsidies.

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