GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 23, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Gulf of Aden. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt/Released) 141023-N-PJ969-057
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In this Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 photo provided by attorney Steven Hyman, quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox meets with the prominent New York civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, seated, at the isolation tent at University Hospital in Newark, N.J., where Hickox was confined after flying into Newark Liberty International Airport following her work in West Africa caring for Ebola patients. For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn’t forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the Founding Fathers. A hodgepodge of state policies, some of which directly contradict Obama’s recommendations, has sowed confusion about what’s really needed to stop Ebola from spreading in the United States. While public health advocates denounce state quarantines as draconian and scientifically baseless, anxious citizens in non-quarantine states are asking whether they’re at greater risk because their governors and the president have adopted a lesser level of caution. (AP Photo/Steven Hyman)
exit strategy: Afghanistan faces the prospect of an uncertain future — for both its security and its economic health — as the last U.S. Marines prepare to return home from America's longest war. (associated press)
Larry Hogan (right) the Republican candidate for Maryland governor, has made tax increases of the past eight years such a large issue in his campaign that he has forced Democrat Anthony Brown to promise no new taxes in the deep-blue state.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (center), a Democrat, has overseen at least $1.8 billion in tax increases — the largest in state history — giving independent Joe Visconti (left) ammunition and Republican Tom Foley a double-digit advantage in polls. (Associated Press Photographs)
Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (right) has far outspent the campaign of Republican rival Bob Beauprez, but the most recent polls have the two men in a dead heat heading into the final stretch before next week's gubernatorial election. The same has held true for other outspent Colorado GOP candidates. (Associated Press)
Marine Corps and Royal Air Force helicopters fly in formation after departing Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended operations in Helmand province and transferred the base to the Afghan National Army.
The final KC-130 lifts off of the Camp Bastion flightline, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended its mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the day prior and all Marines, sailors and service members from the United Kingdom withdrew from southwestern Afghanistan.
An image from a video titled "Lend Me Your Ears, Messages from the British Detainee John Cantlie," which was posted on YouTube, is seen here. Mr. Cantlie appears in a new Islamic State video, in which he is compelled to tell the camera that the terrorists have all but won the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani.
A Republican candidate for state Senate in Washington was slammed for his Catholic views in an anonymous flyer that says he "has always worn his church on his sleeve" and has best represented the people of "the Vatican."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a "Women for Maloney" event in Somers, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Clinton was there to support Rep. Sean Maloney who is running against Nan Hayworth in New York's 18th congressional district. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening session of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Netanyahu told parliament Monday that “the French build in Paris, the English build in London and the Israelis build in Jerusalem.” The government is currently advancing construction plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as their future capital and oppose any Israeli construction there. The international community, including the United States, does not recognize Israel's annexation of the eastern sector of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
National Edition News cover for October 27, 2014 - Green Berets give Afghans failing marks: Afghan national army forces stand guard at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Afghan police and soldiers manned checkpoints at almost every intersection Thursday, searching vehicles and frisking drivers in a massive security operation ahead of elections to choose a new president to guide the country after international combat forces withdraw. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Clint Didier, a former Redskins tight end who lost a race for a U.S. Senate seat in 2010, is not tempering his staunch tea party views in his bid for a House seat in Washington state's 4th Congressional district. (Associated Press)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, said he concluded that the quarantine was necessary to protect public health and that he thinks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "eventually will come around to our point of view on this." (Associated Press)
An Afghan National Army helicopter flies over soldiers during a military training exercise at Kabul Military Training Center. The Pentagon's most recent progress report on Afghanistan in April said the Afghan National Army, first conceived in 2002, remains unable to sustain itself more than several days in the field. (Associated Press photographs)