In the Know: October 3, 2014

“Whether deficient procedures, insufficient training, personnel shortages, or low morale contributed to the incident, this can never happen again. We simply cannot allow it.” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, in his opening statements regarding the White House security breach on Sept. 19, 2014

Nation
The first case of Ebola, stateside. An American journalist stationed in Liberia has also contracted the disease. 

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday amid controversy.

World
Hong Kong is protesting. Big time. It’s the largest challenge to Beijing’s authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.

Turkey’s parliament approved a motion giving the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against ISIS.

Politics
President Obama took to the stage Thursday to defend his economic policies. It wasn’t a “campaign speech,” but the elections are getting close.

Boehner says the US may have “no choice” but to put boots on the ground to fight the Islamic State.

Business
Another data breach; this time JPMorgan Chase.

Thanks to Alibaba, Japan’s SoftBank is in talks to buy Dreamworks.

eBay and PayPal are breaking up. There might be a third wheel.

Health
A little girl died from an infection associated with enterovirus, here’s what you should know.

Women’s Affairs
Now on the books in California: silence does not mean yes. Yes means yes.

A U.S. appeals court allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities.

Female soccer players file discrimination lawsuit: “It is a gender equality issue,” Forward Sydney Laroux said. “No chance men would ever play a World Cup on turf. I think the women are being treated as guinea pigs.”

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