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DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health workers is doing lots of leg work in Dallas, tracking people who may have been exposed to a man infected with Ebola. The group of 12 to 18 people includes an ambulance crew that took the man to the hospital and a few schoolchildren. None have shown any symptoms. The patient is in isolation at a Dallas hospital.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has a job opening -- director. Julia Pierson resigned suddenly after intense, bipartisan criticism during a hearing on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Barack Obama concluded new leadership of the agency was required. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says there will be an independent review of the causes of major security lapses that have happened recently.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges. Clayton Kelly is charged with one count each of burglary, attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Cochran's challenger in the Republican primary, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, has denied having anything to do with photographing the senator's wife.
CHICAGO (AP) —The Chicago air traffic control center is getting back up to speed despite the sabotage last week at the facility. The Federal Aviation Administration says air traffic controllers at the suburban center managed more operations at O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday than at any other airport. The FAA says departures at O'Hare today were running above 85 percent of the average Wednesday air traffic over the past two months, and above 80 percent at Midway.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall, but you have to be in the Washington Monument or an aircraft to appreciate it. Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created the piece as a compilation of American faces after photographing 30 young men on the National Mall this year. It's made from more than 3,000 tons of sand and top soil. All the materials were donated.
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