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6:48 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Fake Ebola Cures, Early Voting So Far

Some companies claim Vitamin C, something found in abundance in the kiwi fruit, can help treat Ebola. The FDA says not so fast.
GS André Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s no drug to treat Ebola that’s been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but some companies swear things like Vitamin C, Nano Silver, herbs and snake venom do just that. And election officials say since early voting got underway, turnout is at about 40 percent. Some say that’s thanks to the exciting race for Texas Governor.

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Ebola in Dallas
3:57 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Watch Out: Fake Ebola Treatments Are Spreading

There is no drug to treat Ebola that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But there are companies selling products claiming to do just that.

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Elections
3:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Map: Find Your Early Voting Polling Station

Jacqueline Mermea The Texas Tribune

Early voting is underway across the state and both Tarrant and Dallas counties are seeing a steady stream of voters at the polls.

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Ebola in Dallas
1:47 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Ebola Blog: Texas Health Presbyterian Nurses: 'We Will Reaffirm Your Trust In Us'

One of Emory University Hospital's special isolation units, where patients with the Ebola virus are treated.
Emory University Hospital/YouTube

Nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas held a press conference earlier this afternoon. There's been concern over how nurses are trained to deal with the Ebola virus after two Texas Health Presbyterian nurses who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan became infected last week. 

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The High Five
11:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

State Fair Of Texas Sets New Record: $41 Million In Food And Ride Sales

Funnel Cake Ale was a hit this year at the State Fair.
State Fair of Texas

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The State Fair of Texas ended on a record-setting note, the Ebola monitoring period ends for 43 people, early voting begins today, and more.

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Visual Art
11:28 am
Mon October 20, 2014

'WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY' Anthologizes Hard-Won Testimony To Unrest

Argentinean Walter Astrada's chromogenic print photograph "Congolese women fleeing to Goma" is from a 2008 series on violence against women in Congo and rape as a weapon of war.
Walter Astrada

We know the most grueling moments of a nation's history - and the depths of human capacity for destruction - because we've seen frames of soldiers working, killing, being killed, returning home. They're both difficult to look at, and hard to look away from. Anne Wilkes Tucker's 'WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY' fills 612 pages with those images. She's in town to speak at Collin College's Plano campus tonight at 7.

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Ebola in Dallas
11:11 am
Mon October 20, 2014

At Hometown Church Of Ebola Nurse Nina Pham, Members Say They Aren't Afraid

"We have faith Nina Pham will get better," say worshipers at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Fort Worth.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Yesterday was the first Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Church since Nina Pham, the first nurse to become infected with the Ebola virus, was transferred from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to Maryland for continued treatment.

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Politics
11:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

For Abbott And Davis, It's Now About Getting Supporters To Vote

Democrat Wendy Davis met with volunteers block-walking for her in Dallas on Sunday.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Two weeks of early voting begins Monday and the candidates for governor are working to get their supporters to the polls.

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KERA Newsroom
9:24 am
Mon October 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Initial Ebola Quarantine Ends; Another Virus Targets Kids

Ebola shouldn't be a worry for anyone who isn't on the CDC's remaining watch list. You're more likely to get Enterovirus D-68, which is especially a concern for little ones.
Justin Liew flickr

The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Today, loved ones of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan end 21 days of isolation. We look at how communities surrounding affected healthcare workers are faring as deadlines pass and treatment continues. And, Sam Baker introduces the more common Enterovirus D-68.

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Health/Science
8:45 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Haunted Houses: The Science Behind The Scream

More than one in five Americans plans to visit a spooky attraction this year. And they’re looking for that adrenaline rush.
Dark Hour Haunted House

Every Halloween, millions of people pay to be scared. Did you know professional haunted houses use high-tech scare methods to make you scream? We visited Plano’s year-round haunted house with a neuroscientist to find out what makes a good scare. 

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