Obama issues plea for world to act on Ebola

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

The president said Tuesday “the world has a responsibility to act” to save the lives of West Africans threatened by a growing Ebola epidemic, and that the United States would devote significant new resources to curbing the spread of the disease.

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