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Ebola Victim In Critical Condition During Treatment In Nebraska

Posted On November 16, 2014

(Omaha, NE) -- A surgeon infected with Ebola is in critical condition at a Nebraska hospital. Doctors treating Dr. Martin Salia of Sierra Leone describe his treatment as an "hour-by-hour" situation. Salia is the third Ebola patient to undergo treatment in the hospital's Biocontainment Unit. Salia is a permanent resident of the U.S. and his…

Over 170 On Board Cruise Ship Sick With Stomach Bug

Posted On November 16, 2014

(San Pedro, CA) -- A cruise ship is back in a Southern California port after more than a 170 people on board became sick. A spokeswoman for Carnival says the sick passengers and crew members on the Crown Princess are suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus. This is the second time in less…

Lee: Obamacare Repeal Votes Likely Next Year

Posted On November 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Republican lawmakers are looking ahead at what they hope to accomplish now that they'll control both houses of Congress.   On CBS' "Face the Nation," Senator Mike Lee said he expects a vote to repeal Obamacare as a whole, as well as different elements. The Utah Republican also suggested a government shutdown…

Jindal: Expanding Medicaid Isn’t Free For States

Posted On November 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- As enrollments open for the second year of Obamacare, Republicans remain critical of the program.   On NBC's "Meet the Press," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal dismissed the idea that increasing Medicaid enrollment would cost his state nothing. He said the people of Louisiana are also federal taxpayers, and estimated it would cost…

Critically Ill Ebola Patient Arrives At Nebraska Hospital

Posted On November 15, 2014

(Omaha, NE) -- The surgeon who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone is at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to be treated himself. Dr. Martin Salia is a native of Sierra Leone but lives with his wife and kids in Maryland. He arrived in Omaha this afternoon and was transferred from an…