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President Barack Obama met on Friday with Dallas nurse Nina Pham after she was declared cured of the Ebola virus.

The White House announced the event in the Oval Office one hour before it was scheduled to happen, reserving a few moments before the meeting for photo-only press coverage.

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Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown expressed alarm on Friday about the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City, and attacked his opponent, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), for "waffling" on a travel ban.

"The way to stop mass infection is by swift and decisive action, including a travel ban and quarantining health workers returning from countries where Ebola is prevalent," Brown said in a statement. "This is not a time for political correctness; it's a time for common-sense prevention mechanisms."

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It's rare for Sarah Palin to admit embarrassment, but she said on Thursday her family's drunken brawl in Alaska was downright humiliating.

The former GOP vice presidential nominee took to Facebook to finally address her family's involvement in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that took place last month in Anchorage.

"What happened on the night in question wasn’t funny. It was humiliating and frightening," Palin wrote in her post. "My kids aren’t proud of what happened, nor are they seeking sympathy by playing the victim card – that’s why they haven’t commented on this for all these weeks."

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