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Obama calls on lawmakers to fund ongoing response to Ebola virus
Obama calls on lawmakers to fund ongoing response to Ebola virus

President Obama called on Congress on Tuesday to approve an emergency spending package to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and to help more U.S. hospitals and laboratories prepare for future cases that may come their way. Speaking during a visit to the National Institutes of Health, Obama said the money is needed to stamp out the disease completely, even as the crisis has faded from the headlines. “Every hot spot is an ember that, if not contained, can become a new fire,” Obama said. “We cannot let down our guard, even for a minute. And we can’t just fight this epidemic. We have to extinguish it.” Obama is pushing for $6.18 billion in funding to...

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