In the Know: October 10, 2014

“Ebola is scary — it’s a deadly disease. But we know how to stop it.” C.D.C. Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, on the decision to screen fliers at five major U.S. airports for people arriving from the three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus

Thomas Duncan, the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the US, died Wednesday morning. His tragic death has sparked alarm and accusations.

The Supreme Court has decided that it won’t hear any cases on gay marriage, which is really good news for some, and really confusing news for others.

More protests and anger in St. Louis over another 18 year-old black man’s death at the hands of a police officer.

The battle for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani rages on with Kurds fighting to keep it out of the hands of militants.

The first trial of an Ebola vaccine has begun in Africa. It will be months before the vaccine can be made available, but a step in the right direction.

On Tuesday, four men were arrested in London on suspicion of preparing or instigating acts of terrorism.

Turf wars: voters will have the final say in two long-running battles over artificial turf playing fields in San Francisco and Glen Rock, New Jersey.

Confused about random phone charges? You might be right. AT&T has agreed to pay a $105 million settlement over unlawful charges that customers never asked to receive.

There’s a vaccine against Ebola that is being tested to see if it’s safe; this is the first trial in humans.

Women’s Affairs
The Right-to-Die debate back. Brittany Maynard is 29, a newlywed, and terminally ill. Her story is moving, and important.  

Microsoft CEO in hot water over his comments at a women’s computer science conference; he used Twitter to apologize: “was inarticulate re how women should ask for raise.”

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