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Patient research is not uncommon for residents of Lusion Manor at the ‘Field of Screams’ in Olney, Maryland. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin / Special to The Washington Times)

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A resident of Club Blood takes a bite out of a guest at King's Dominion’s 2014 ‘Halloween Haunt’ in Doswell, Virginia. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin / Special to The Washington Times)

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This 2010 photo provided by tcu360.com, the yearbook of Texas Christian University, shows Nina Pham, 26, who became the first person to contract the disease within the United States. Records show that Pham and other health care workers wore protective gear, including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields and sometimes full-body suits when caring for Thomas Eric Duncan. (AP Photo/Courtesy of tcu360.com)

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National Edition News cover for October 14, 2014 - Battlefield vs. ballfield brain injuries studied: U.S. Army Soldiers transport a trauma victim to a U.S. Army medical helicopter in Tarmiyah, Iraq, Sept. 30, 2007. The Soldiers are working with local Iraqi hospital personnel in administering aid to trauma victims following an explosion caused by insurgents, which wounded several civilians. The Soldiers are from Charlie Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division out of Ft. Lewis, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Summer M. Anderson) (Released), FILE - This Oct. 17, 2010, file photo shows Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap, left, taking a hit from New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather, right, during an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL's brain, neck and spine committee meets Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, to talk about possible changes to helmets and other equipment. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that the diagnosis of 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham should not be an occasion for partisan bickering over the CDC's budget as it relates to Ebola. Despite campaign bluster about cuts, Ebola falls under the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases branch, whose funding has grown to more than $390 million in 2014 alone. (Associated Press)

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Washington Redskins trainers attended to running back Clinton Portis after he received a concussion in the first quarter of a game in 2009. It's too early to determine the similarities and differences of brain trauma between veterans and football players, but Dr. Ann McKee, the chief of neuropathology in the VA Boston Healthcare System, says, "I can tell you there are some parallels, and also some differences." (Associated Press)

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Head-shakers: Troops injured by explosions have some similarities and some differences with football players when it comes to brain trauma. Researchers are working to move beyond the "dark ages" to better understand such injuries, which are treated the same way immediately — with rest and pain relief — but can have long-term consequences. (Associated Press)

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Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman is giving Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, a run for his money, but tea party activists say Mr. Orman is "independent" in name only and the Mr. Roberts is the conservative choice. (Associated Press)

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After a tough primary battle, the tea party has thrown it's support behind incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican. (Associated Press)

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUT

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National Edition News cover for October 13, 2014 - Ebola infection from U.S. victim may not be the last: A hazmat worker packs up a barrel while cleaning outside an apartment building of a hospital worker, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. The Texas health care worker, who was in full protective gear when they provided hospital care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died, has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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With the intense media coverage of two Ebola cases in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry has risen to the opportunity and in the polls. (Associated Press)

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Growth and development require infrastructure, and Suriname is eager to engage in mutually beneficial public-private partnerships. (Photo: Courtesy Government of Suriname)

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Partygoers smoke pot at Denver's annual marijuana festival. Tom Angell, spokesman for Marijuana Majority, said he is disappointed Colorado's gubernatorial candidates haven't more vocally supported legalized pot, pointing out that the issue could motivate younger voters to show up for the midterms. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who publicly stood against legalizing recreational marijuana, nevertheless has accepted over $1,000 from the pot lobby. (Associated Press)

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Incumbent Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, speaks during a debate with Republican challenger Doug Ose, for California's 7th Congressional District seat in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Bera and Ose debated subjects including health care, water and the problems in the Middle East. (Associated Press)

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The breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure has entered into a yearlong partnership with Baker Hughes, one of the world's largest oilfield services companies. (BakerHughes.com)

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Brittany Maynard, 29, is diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer. (The Brittany Fund)

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A "blood moon" or lunar eclipse can be seen above the Washington Monument reflected in a puddle just before dawn on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The lunar eclipse is the second and last of 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A "blood moon" or lunar eclipse can be seen above the Washington Monument just before dawn on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The lunar eclipse is the second and last of 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)