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Soldiers from the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade pack their gear as they prepare for deployment to west Africa to aid against the spread of the Ebola virus in Fort Gordon, Ga., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)

Ebola guidelines updated as U.S. struggles to control outbreak

- The Washington Times

The World Health Organization declared that Nigeria has overcome its Ebola outbreak, giving Africa’s most populous country a clean bill of health even as federal officials in the U.S. still struggled to control their own outbreak, releasing new guidelines for health workers late Monday.

This Motel 6 in Hammond, Ind., is where the body of a woman was found. Police said Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, that a 43-year-old man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in the Motel 6 and told investigators where the bodies of three other women could be found in abandoned homes in Gary. The bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/The Times, John J. Watkins)

Indiana mayor: Suspect in 7 deaths is sex offender

Associated Press

The mayor of Gary, Indiana, said a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana had been convicted of sex crimes in Texas.

The EPA, headed by Gina McCarthy, says strontium, which can reduce bone strength among those deficient in calcium, is the latest contaminant to be targeted under the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act. (Associated Press Photographs)

EPA weighs new move to regulate drinking water

- The Washington Times

In what some specialists are calling the latest step in a “regulatory evolution,” the Environmental Protection Agency said it may expand its authority over drinking water supplies by singling out the element strontium.

In this Dec. 3, 2010, file image provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows technicians examining the X-37B unmanned space plane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  (AP Photo/Vandenberg Air Force Base) ** FILE **

Conspiracy theorists on alert as X-37B plane returns from 674-day secret space mission

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane touched back down on Earth after a two-year mission — but conspiracy theorists are still wondering what the craft was doing all that time.The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane touched back down on Earth after a two-year mission — but conspiracy theorists are still wondering what the craft was doing all that time.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., speaks alongside Rob Astorino, New York republican gubernatorial candidate, during a news conference to discuss New York Gov. Andrew Coumo's response to questions about the states preparations against the Ebola virus at Grand Central Station, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Gov. Jindal orders Louisiana to develop Ebola plans

- The Washington Times

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered state officials Monday to come up with rules governing how some state residents can travel to Ebola-stricken countries, stepping in to fill what he said was a gap left by President Obama's failure to act.

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment, as he and registered nurse Fred Serafin, right, demonstrate proper protective procedures to doctors and nurses during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

CDC guidelines include training for putting on, taking off gear

- The Washington Times

The CDC Monday issued tightened guidelines on the personal protective equipment that should be worn by health care workers treating Ebola patients, including zero skin exposure, training in putting on and taking off gear and a trained monitor watching workers don and doff the equipment.