CDC’s new Ebola protocol: No exposed skin

Doctors in California take part in an Ebola readiness drill. (AP)

The stricter safety protocols, which explicitly recommend that health-care workers have no skin exposed while caring for Ebola patients, came as 43 people were said to be free of the virus after weeks of monitoring.

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Ferguson protesters wield pumpkins to make a point: ‘We have pumpkins. We are not armed.’

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    Football players are most likely to harbor staph microbes

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    Staples is investigating a possible data breach

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    The regions with the best economic prospects for 2015, according to S&P

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    Coalition confusion after Bulgaria’s election

    Coalition confusion after Bulgaria’s election

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    Actually, we do know if high-quality preschool benefits kids. What the research really says.

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    Same-sex couples can now get married in the five most Mormon states

    Same-sex couples can now get married in the five most Mormon states

    In a 16-day period, same-sex marriage became legal throughout the “Book of Mormon Belt.“

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    Governors to watch for 2016 and beyond: What the polls tell us

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    Teachers as ‘’conscientious objectors?’ Status sought for those who oppose high-stakes tests

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    Congress stinks, say members of Congress

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    Alabama House speaker indicted

    Alabama House speaker indicted

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    Why we shouldn’t fear drones

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    How Silicon Valley can fight Ebola

    How Silicon Valley can fight Ebola

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    The GOP hates the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

    The GOP hates the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

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    First-class travel claims earns 4 Pinocchios

    First-class travel claims earns 4 Pinocchios

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    For struggling Democrats, Hillary Clinton is a bright spot

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    Rabbi accused of voyeurism is focus of other allegations

    Rabbi accused of voyeurism is focus of other allegations

    Association of Modern Orthodox rabbis says converts had accused Barry Freundel of misconduct.

    IBM offloads chip-making business

    IBM offloads chip-making business

    To profit off new tech, titans like IBM are pushing for reinvention — and to leave old business mainstays behind.

    Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates

    Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates

    He told the Rev. Al Sharpton that Democrats in tough races have “supported my agenda.”

    Supreme Court to decide police access to hotel registries

    Supreme Court to decide police access to hotel registries

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    USIS suffers another blow as GAO rules for competitor

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    Trial over Navy silencer contract opens

    Trial over Navy silencer contract opens

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    New report: USDA must act to drive down dangerously high poultry pathogen rates

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    Coexistence of aggressive interrogation and civil liberties

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    9 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

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    Report: Stealing things is easy at GSA headquarters

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    Kasich just broke from the GOP on Obamacare. Or did he?

    Kasich just broke from the GOP on Obamacare. Or did he?

    How far out in front of his party is the Republican governor?

    Bezos tapped to lead Washington-based business forum

    Bezos tapped to lead Washington-based business forum

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    Teacher who flew to Dallas for Common Core seminar put on leave out of Ebola fear

    Teacher who flew to Dallas for Common Core seminar put on leave out of Ebola fear

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    The Ebola travel ban is politically popular. But it’s not happening.

    The Ebola travel ban is politically popular. But it’s not happening.

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    Free online AP courses debut on edX Web site

    The “massive open online courses” site opens a new link between Advanced Placement and colleges.