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UPDATE 4-Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 31 - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.

2:41am BST

U.S. Senate passes $16.3 billion veterans health bill

WASHINGTON, July 31 - The U.S. Senate late on Thursday overwhelmingly gave final congressional approval to a $16.3 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding the bulk of the cost to the federal deficit.

2:15am BST

U.S. Senate Republicans block $2.7 bln border security bill

WASHINGTON, July 31 - U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern U.S. border was blocked on Thursday by Republican opposition.

12:52am BST

UPDATE 5-Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

* President orders troops to quarantine outbreak epicentres

31 Jul 2014

U.S. aid worker infected with Ebola to be moved to Atlanta hospital-official

July 31 - A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014
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