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- Missouri Republicans Call for Ebola Travel Ban Some Missouri lawmakers are concerned the state isn't doing enough to prevent an Ebola outbreak.
- Local Hospitals Now Have New, Tougher Ebola Care Guidelines The revised recommendations include protective covering from head to toe and the use of a site manager to supervise the donning and removal of protective gear.
- County Council Unanimously Passes Resolution to Speed Up Coldwater Creek Cleanup The council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night calling for more money for the Army Corps of Engineers to ramp up the effort.
- Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
- Union Nurses Give List of Demands Regarding Ebola Care to Administrators Several nurses stood across the street from St. Louis University Hospital this morning and unfurled a banner that read "Don't Blame Nurses - Protect Them - Stop Ebola."
- Expert Says Stinging Caterpillars Rare in Missouri The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents likely won't encounter stinging caterpillars this fall, despite booming populations in southern states.
- Ebola Fears Hitting the Chocolate Industry A majority of cocoa beans are grown and harvested in West Africa, which is being ravaged by the Ebola outbreak.
- UPDATED: Stericycle Reaches Agreement with Koster on Handling Ebola Medical Waste Stericycle released a statement saying it has reached a voluntary agreement with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster "confirming that it has not, and will not, accept, store or treat Ebola-contaminated waste in its St. Louis facility."
- Illinois Launches Ebola Hotline Call 1-800-889-3931 with any questions about the virus or the state's response.
- Campus Sexual Assault: Will Victims Trust the System? Advocate and Yale University law student Alexandra Brodsky cautions that the ultimate decision on what steps to take should still remain with the student.
- Campus Sexual Assault: Will Tragedy Bring Change? Lynn Courey: "There's not one moment I don't miss my daughter and I don't wish this to any parents ... to lose a daughter this way."
- Campus Sexual Assault: Why Victims Stay Silent Victims are confused about who is really in authority and able to take action.
- Campus Sexual Assault: Victims Traumatized by the System "I think it's outrageous that they would let someone who actively harmed someone on their campus just stay like that."
- Study: People With Poor Smell More Likely To Die Within 5 Years According to a new study out of the University of Chicago, a fading sense of smell in older Americans may be the biggest predictor of impending death.
- STUDY: Free Birth Control Implants Slash Teen Pregnancy Rates Researchers found providing cost-free long-term contraceptives reduced teen pregnancies among sexually active users.