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From the Baton Rouge Advocate ...

Fears of a national Ebola epidemic hit close to home in Baton Rouge on Friday night, when a Police Department precinct on Highland Road evacuated about 30 officers after a man suffering from dementia walked in saying he needed medical attention.

Although there was no evidence that the man suffered from Ebola-like symptoms, miscommunication over his origins led to concerns that he could have contracted the disease in Africa, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.

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Still Leading the Way on Slavery

Pam Mazanec, a member of the Colorado state Board of Education currently leading the charge against those AP US History standards, apparently thinks that the US is one of the few countries to have abolished slavery.

Yes, we practiced slavery. But we also ended it voluntarily, at great sacrifice, while the practice continues in many countries still today! ... This is part of the argument that America is exceptional.

Fox & Co Fight the Virology Elite

There's a new meme emerging on the right which I've noticed in the last 24 hours. It goes like this: The 'government' or President Obama promised Ebola wouldn't or couldn't get to the United States. But now it's here. So people, the argument goes, are rightly worried that the 'government' is lying to them or isn't telling them the whole story. In other words, when you see the next ignoramus on Fox News jonesing on about how he's not going to be a patsy for the virology elite, that's the story.

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Cool Girl

Before running out to watch "Gone Girl" this weekend, be sure to take a minute to read Shannon Kelley's epic rant about the "Cool Girl" rant from the book that went viral. A sampling from Kelley's take:

And Cool Girl’s mission (besides being hot — the absence of which renders any girl, no matter how many burgers she’ll put down pre- or post-threesome — Not Really That Cool) is to leave the men surrounding her comfortable. Ergo, she is never angry, and is resolutely unruffled by those things that render so many other girls tragically Uncool, among them: thoughts, feelings, concerns about the patriarchy.

Above all, Cool Girl is unchallenging.

Good People

Michigan Republicans send out flyer encouraging voters to harass candidate's bedridden mother, who's in hospice care, about Obamacare.

At first glance it looks like it could have been an accident. But the flyer's blaring headline reads "Obamacare and John Fisher Could Leave Us Bedridden."

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