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White House names Ebola czar as it steps up response
White House names Ebola czar as it steps up response

With Americans' fears over random Ebola exposure fueled anew by scares on a cruise ship and a tour bus, the Obama administration moved Friday to fight accusations of incompetence from around Washington and on the campaign trail ahead of the midterm election. President Obama named a veteran political operative, Ron Klain, to coordinate the government response in a move intended in part to restore public trust after a series of missteps by health authorities. Facing relentless criticism from Republicans and pleas from Democrats locked in tight election races, White House officials even said they were considering proposals they have previously deemed an overreaction, including the...

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