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U.S. Top News: CDC head criticized for blaming 'protocol breach' as nurse gets Ebola

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CDC head criticized for blaming 'protocol breach' as nurse gets Ebola
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top U.S. health official that a "protocol breach" caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient, saying the case instead shows how far the nation's hospitals are from adequately training staff to deal with the deadly virus.
Marchers confront riot police over Missouri shootings, more protests planned
ST. LOUIS Mo. (Reuters) - More than 1,000 protesters shouted slogans at riot police in St Louis in the early hours of Monday near the climax of four days of street rallies and sit-ins over the police shootings of two black 18-year-olds.
Texas health worker becomes first person to contract Ebola in U.S.
DALLAS Texas (Reuters) - A Texas health worker has contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week, raising concern about how U.S. medical guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the disease were breached.
Boston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says
(Reuters) - A man in Massachusetts who was being evaluated at a Boston hospital for a possible Ebola infection does not appear to have the deadly disease, officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said on Sunday night.
Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Fay downgraded after brushing Bermuda with high winds, rain
HAMILTON Bermuda (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Fay lost strength after briefly reaching a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic on Sunday, sweeping past Bermuda with strong winds, felling trees and knocking out power to thousands in the British territory.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms in Atlantic, heads for Puerto Rico
MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed on Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the Caribbean Islands and was forecast to become a hurricane by the time it reaches Puerto Rico on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Conjoined twin Texas babies to take first step to separation surgery
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Conjoined 6-month-old twin girls will begin to undergo tissue expansion this month to stretch skin that will be used to cover patches of their bodies when they are separated in a surgery planned for December.
California police field reports of creepy clowns
(Reuters) - Reports of creepy clowns carrying knives and other weapons have been scaring people in the California city of Bakersfield for the past week, police said on Sunday.
Seventh New Jersey high school student surrenders in sex abuse case
(Reuters) - A seventh New Jersey high school student has turned himself into authorities to face charges of sex abuse stemming from a hazing scandal that led to the cancellation of the remainder of the school's football season, authorities said Sunday.
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