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In this photo taken Sunday, Sept 9, 2018, a health worker in protective gear works at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. The current Ebola outbreak in northeastern Congo has become a testing ground with one aid group for the first time treating confirmed Ebola victims in individual biosecure units used in emergencies involving highly infectious diseases. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro) ** FILE **

Rebel attack disrupts Ebola response in Africa

- The Washington Times

Aid groups said Monday they’ve been forced to suspend efforts to contain a new Ebola threat because of a rebel attack on a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reflecting an “increasingly worrisome” security situation amid an outbreak that has now killed 100 people.

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Court to hear arguments over 1966 Spain H-bomb accident

Associated Press

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments involving U.S. veterans who say they were denied disability benefits after becoming ill from radiation exposure while responding to a 1966 accident involving American hydrogen bombs in Spain.

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo, dairy cows graze on grass in the Emmental region of Switzerland. Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to protect Swiss farmers more and ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. (AP Photo/Mark D. Carlson, File)

Swiss reject bids to improve food quality, protect farmers

- Associated Press

Swiss voters on Sunday roundly rejected two proposals aimed at protecting Swiss farmers and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly.

Mortar, medic units fine tune tactics with training program

- Associated Press

Army National Guard Reserve soldiers from throughout Louisiana braved record-high temperatures in July and donned combat gear and battled in the woods as they took part in simulated military exercises as part of the eXportable Combat Training Capability program, known simply as XCTC, at Camp Shelby just outside of Hattiesburg, Miss.

State to review children mental health system

Associated Press

The state has hired a private consulting firm to review how Maine provides mental health services to children after an advocacy group urged the state to improve such services.

Socialists, ballots and pot: The week in Florida politics

- Associated Press

Florida's 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor's office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and Floridians will vote on several proposed constitutional amendments. The following are items of political interest from the past week: