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Pentagon Preps Ebola Medical Response Team

The Pentagon is training a 30-person medical response team designed to be deployed nationally in case anyone else in the country is diagnosed with Ebola.

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said the team was formed based on a request from the Department of Health and Human Services.

"The team will consist of 20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in infectious disease, and five trainers in infectious disease protocols," Kirby said.

Suni back in 2009, when the rhino arrived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

One Of 7 Northern White Rhinos Left In The World Dies In Kenya

Northern white rhinos are one step closer to extinction, after one of only two breeding males known to exist was found dead at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

In a statement, the conservancy said Suni, 34, had not been poached, but they had not yet determined why the rhino died. It continued:

Many rural California residents rely on private wells for tap water — wells that are starting to dry up.

As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms

Imagine flushing the toilet and watching sand come up. That's what happened to Pam Vieira, who lives south of Modesto, Calif. Her water well has slowed to a trickle, and you can see the sand in the tank of her toilet.

"Sometimes we have brown water," Vieira says. "Sometimes we have no water."

Vieira is one of as many as 2 million rural California residents who rely on private domestic wells for drinking water.

Some of those people are among the hardest hit by the state's severe drought, as wells across the state's Central Valley farm belt start to go dry.

Protesters built a library in the parking lot of the Hong Kong leglislative council building. Volumes include <em>Pride and Prejudice</em> and <em>The Economics of John Maynard Keynes.</em>

An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protestors

Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp turned 3 weeks old on Saturday.

What began as a roadblock has grown into an urban village, with several hundred tents that attract more than a thousand people at night.

The camp is a combination street fair and outdoor art gallery, with political sculptures and posters as well as speeches, movie screenings — even a free library.

The vibe at this pop-up protest colony is like an American college campus in the '60s — except it's on an island on the edge of the South China Sea and surrounded by skyscrapers.

The cruise ship Carnival Magic passes near Cozumel , Mexico, on Friday.

Healthcare Worker On Cruise Ship Tests Negative For Ebola

A healthcare worker who had self-quarantined herself aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship has tested negative for Ebola and was allowed to disembark with the rest of the passengers in Galveston, Texas, on Sunday.

In a statement, the Galveston County Health Authority said it had determined "there is no evidence of a public health threat to cruise passengers or to Galveston county."

The exterior of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Texas Hospital: 'We Are Deeply Sorry' For Missing Ebola Diagnosis

In a full-page letter published in Sunday's Dallas Morning News, Barclay Berdan, the CEO of the company that owns Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, said the hospital was "deeply sorry" for missing the ebola diagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan.

If you remember, Duncan came into the hospital on Sept. 28 with a fever and other symptoms consistent with Ebola. He told a nurse he had traveled to Africa, but the doctor somehow missed that vital piece of information.

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