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Ebola worries ... Face-off in Hong Kong ... Secret Service woes

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 2, 2014 at 3:00 a.m.



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DALLAS (AP) — Some parents are removing their children from Dallas schools temporarily after learning that five students had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles says none of the five children have shown symptoms and are being monitored at home. A Dallas emergency room sent the man with Ebola home last week, even though he said he had been in West Africa, the center of the disease outbreak.

HONG KONG (AP) — The mouthpiece of China's ruling party is warning of "chaos" in Hong Kong. At the same time, the People's Daily says in a commentary that China strongly supports Hong Kong's leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of today.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The abrupt resignation of the embattled Secret Service director isn't drawing to a close the uproar over breakdowns in the system designed to protect the president. In the wake of Julia Pierson's decision to step down, several members of Congress say they still want to see an independent investigation of the agency's performance and they want to hear ideas for overhauling it.

CHICAGO (AP) — With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, President Barack Obama is going on the road today to tout the administration's economic policies. It's a tough sell for the president because many people have missed out on the benefits of the recovery from the Great Recession six years ago. He'll give a speech on the campus of Northwestern University.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine of 10 likely voters in the latest Associated Press-GfK poll say they believe the economy is an important issue going into the November elections. Asked to name the nation's biggest problem, 19 percent cite the economy, significantly higher than the 12 percent who name terrorism and national security as the next highest issue.

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