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News Briefs: Second health care worker tested positive with Ebola in U.S.

Community members reiterate request to add days to District 205 school calendar

GALESBURG – On Tuesday night at the Lincoln Education Center, community members from the group Restore 174 asked again that the District 205 School Board restore the six days of school that were lost during the teachers strike to the school calendar. Eleven of 13 community members spoke in support of the proposed restoration. Of the remaining two members, one defended the school board, and the other discussed the impact of collective bargaining on nearly-retired teachers. (Source: The Galesburg Register-Mail)

Ebola test positive in second healthcare worker

DALLAS – A second nurse in Dallas tested positive for Ebola on Wednesday. This is the third confirmed case in Dallas in the past 15 days. The nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, flew from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth the day before she reported symptoms. Federal health officials said that she should not have taken the flight as she had cared for Ebola victim Thomas Duncan after he was admitted and put into isolation. The 132 passengers who were on the flight with Vinson are at low risk for contracting Ebola because she did not have a fever or symptoms of nausea on the flight. (Source: The New York Times)

U.S. and Russia agree to share information on ISIS

PARIS – Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that the United States and Russia have agreed to share more information on the Islamic State. Kerry met in Paris with Russian foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov and said that he was welcome to increased cooperation with President Vladimir V. Putin, who the Obama administration had previously indicated they could not have a constructive relationship with. Kerry said that Lavrov agreed to explore whether Russia could assist Iraq in battling the Islamic State. Kerry and Lavrov discussed other issues such as Ebola, foreign affairs and efforts to restrain Iran’s nuclear program. (Source: The New York Times)

TKS Staff

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