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U.S. House schedule for Tuesday, November 18, 2014

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:00-1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

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U.S. House schedule for Thursday, November 13, 2014

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:45-5:45 p.m.

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Election 2014: Americans want national security

American flag 4By Lynn R. Mitchell

America tends to fall asleep between terrorism attacks. Then events lead to a reawakening and national security moves to the top of the list of concerns.

It would appear security played a big part in Tuesday’s Republican victories. Republicans are seen as the party of hawks. On Tuesday, the hawks swept into office by taking over the US. Senate and padding their margin in the House.

Americans are concerned about ISIS. Beheadings. A president who addressed Jim Foley’s beheading and then went golfing 15 minutes later.

In Election Day exit polls, 72 percent of voters said they are afraid of a terrorist attack.

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Can we prepare for Ebola now without being called alarmists? Another TX health care worker tests positive, 125 others being watched — UDPATED

StethescopeBy Lynn R. Mitchell

From USA Today (see Second Texas health-care worker tests positive for Ebola by Rick Jervis and Doug Stanglin):

A second hospital worker who helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement early Wednesday.

The health-care worker, who was not identified, reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

In addition, 125 others are being watched for symptoms and the hospital is prepared for additional cases. The mayor of Dallas warned it may get worse before it gets better. Meanwhile the World Health Organization (WHO) called it the worst health crisis in modern times.

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Dallas hospital worker tests positive for Ebola

By Lynn R. Mitchell

This morning’s news wasn’t good (see Health care worker at Dallas hospital tests positive for Ebola):

A health care worker at a Dallas hospital tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement early Sunday.

The health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, who was not identified in the statement, provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the United States, who died last week.

The worker reported a “low grade fever” Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing. The preliminary result was received late Saturday.

“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said in the statement. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”

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Fox: ‘At least 8 Ebola aid workers reportedly killed “in cold blood” by villagers in Guinea’

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Good Samaritans of the world hoping to help stop the spread of the dangerous Ebola virus have been attacked by villagers in Africa and now eight have been killed by stoning.

According to Fox News (see At least 8 Ebola aid workers reportedly killed ‘in cold blood’ by villagers in Guinea), those killed included journalists:

At least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were reportedly murdered and dumped in a latrine in a remote village in Guinea in a frightening example of the growing distrust locals have of foreigners coming to help stem the mushrooming health crisis.

But this violence toward health workers hoping to help is not new:

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Discovery Channel tonight … ‘Ebola: Are we next?’

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Discovery Channel is looking into Ebola (see How Ebola and other viruses mutate):

While experts argue over the likelihood of Ebola mutating to become airborne, the current Ebola virus already has mutated in order to survive. The speed and method of mutation varies from virus to virus. Here’s how it works.

Viruses reproduce through host cells. The virus injects its DNA or RNA into the host cell, enabling it to deliver instructions to the cell to make more viruses. Those viruses spread throughout the organism.

Tonight, Thursday, September 18, at 9:00 on the Discovery Channel … learn more about this alarming disease.

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