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Mitch McConnell Flip-Flops On Ebola Travel Ban

Mitch McConnell Flip-Flops On Ebola Travel Ban
The Kentucky Republican joins at least 40 members of Congress who have gone on record seeking a travel ban, ignoring experts to push their own Ebola strategies. Not coincidentally, this is happening in the final weeks of election season, when …
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The Taxi Drivers You Want to Avoid
Mark Leigh is president of Asia-Pacific operations at electronics company Jabra. The Singapore-based Briton spoke to the Journal about speeding taxi drivers, turning tech gadgets into a mobile office, and never leaving home without a portable travel …
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Ebola: Here's Why Travel Bans Could Make Americans Less Safe
In a recent Washington Post and ABC news poll, 67 percent of those surveyed said they supported a travel ban from the affected countries. But despite broad popular support for such restrictions, travel bans would actually increase the risk of the …
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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned
WASHINGTON (AP) — A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public.
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Win Winter Getaways at the YLW Annual Travel Event
If you're looking for a winter holiday getaway make sure to attend the popular Winter Travel Event held at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on October 25th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The annual event attracts Okanagan residents who want to learn …
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Ebola Travel Crisis: How Does it Stack up to SARS and Swine Flu?

Ebola Travel Crisis: How Does it Stack up to SARS and Swine Flu?
In response to the outbreak, the CDC and the World Health Organization each issued their first-ever travel advisories — high-level alerts in which they advised against all but essential travel to the affected areas in Southeast Asia. WHO later …
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Lawmakers grill health officials over Ebola response, resistance to travel ban
Federal health officials faced the ire of congressional lawmakers at a tense hearing on Thursday over the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States, as Republicans sparred with the witnesses over why they are not seriously considering a travel ban …
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Media: Blocking Travel From Ebola Countries Is Racist

Media: Blocking Travel From Ebola Countries Is Racist
That didn't take long. Mere weeks into the U.S. Ebola scare, and liberal media personalities are already playing the race card. Would a ban on travel from countries struggling to contain Ebola actually work? Maybe, maybe not. But that doesn't matter, …
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Davis, Wagner among those calling for tougher Ebola-related travel restrictions
Davis has been trying to get co-signers since Monday on the letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Aviation Administration that calls for "stronger travel restriction and safeguards between countries in West Africa …
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Ebola Outbreak Hits Resources, Travel Stocks
A volunteer in a protective suit after spraying disinfectant outside a home in Waterloo, Sierra Leone, where a woman had died from Ebola. The outbreak in West Africa is starting to hit pockets of global stock markets. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.
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Ebola and air travel: What to expect

Ebola and air travel: What to expect
"We are stepping up protection for people coming into the country and for Americans related to travel," said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While Ebola is difficult to transmit through blood, mucus or other …
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US travel industry worries Ebola may alter holiday vacation plans
"We have not yet heard any concerns that travel demand will be hurt by this situation, and are hopeful that will remain the case so long as reactive steps remain careful and balanced," said Jonathan Grella, a spokesman for the U.S. Travel Assn., the …
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Ebola, Erupting Volcanoes, Terrorism: Travel Tips For Scary Times
We all differ in how we deal with travel anxiety. I recently attended a conference in Iceland, near a glacier-encased volcano with a name that could have come from The Sopranos (“Badabing, Bardarbunga!“). The volcano is still erupting, and an ash …
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