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OCT 20, 2014 - American Prospect

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Did Austerity Bring on the Ebola Crisis?

(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Licensed clinician Hala Fawal practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy on Monday, October 6, 2014, in Anniston, Alabama. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an introductory training course for licensed clinicians. According to the CDC, the course is to ensure that clinicians intending to provide medical care to patients with ...

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OCT 14, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Your Smartphone Would Be Dumb Without Federally Funded University Research

Federally funded research projects at universities led to the smartphone as we know it. As the Association of American Universities illustrated in a post last week, each portion of modern smartphones was developed through university research. The lithium ion battery, for instance, would have been wildly expensive without John Goodenough's research on "less expensive, alternative materials for batteries" at the ...

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OCT 13, 2014 - The Nation

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How Can You Tell If US Hospitals Are Prepared for Ebola? Ask a Nurse.

Health workers remove the body of an Ebola victim in Liberia (Reuters/James Giahyue) With Sunday’s confirmation that an ICU nurse at a Dallas hospital that cared for a dying Ebola patient has tested positive for the deadly virus, President Obama ordered federal authorities to “take immediate additional steps to ensure hospitals and healthcare providers nationwide are prepared to follow protocols ...

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OCT 13, 2014 - Washington Times

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Bobby Jindal hits Hillary Clinton on Ebola funding

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is hitting back over remarks former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made last week suggesting that federal spending cuts have hurt the fight against the Ebola virus. Mrs. Clinton referred to across-the-board sequester cuts enacted by Congress as a "handicap" on regulators, adding: "The ...

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OCT 13, 2014 - American Prospect

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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds With Each Other?

“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, ...

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