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October 24th, 2014
09:08 AM ET

New York Governor on Ebola Fears: I'll Ride the Subway Today

To quash what he described as "irrational fear," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he'll ride one of the three subway lines taken by the latest Ebola patient in the United States.

"There's no reason for New Yorkers to panic of feel that they have anything to worry about on the subway system," the Democrat told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day," adding that he plans to ride either the A, L or 1 train on Friday.

Craig Spencer, a doctor who recently returned from Guinea, tested positive for Ebola on Thursday in New York, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

Spencer returned from West Africa last week, but didn't exhibit symptoms until Thursday.

Cuomo stressed that the virus is transmitted only after a person starts feeling sick and shows symptoms, and New York officials are monitoring the four individuals that Spencer had contact with after he started showing those symptoms.

The governor said he spoke to President Barack Obama on Thursday night, as well as Ebola czar Ron Klain about the situation. New York has been well prepared for an Ebola case, Cuomo said, and he believes they have the system in place to handle the recent diagnosis.

"Now being New Yorkers, a little anxiety can keep you safe, right? And it's not a bad thing. But undue anxiety is unproductive and there's no reason for undue anxiety in this situation," he said.

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RELATED: From Guinea to the U.S.: Timeline of first Ebola patient in New York City

 

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October 24th, 2014
08:33 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with John Berman – October 24, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch John Berman's morning minute now!

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October 23rd, 2014
12:00 PM ET

Callista Gingrich Inspires Kids to Embrace American History

Callista Gingrich is used to the political spotlight but she is also getting attention and acclaim as a children's book author.

Gingrich has just released her fourth book about American history, “From Sea to Shining Sea."

Gingrich says in this book, Ellis the Elephant discovers a growing nation on a great expedition with Lewis and Clark.

She appeared on "New Day" to speak about the book and how it is meant to celebrate the history of the United States.

“I write these books because I love America and I believe America is truly an exceptional nation,” she says.

“I think it's more important now than ever that our children understand what makes this country so special.”

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October 23rd, 2014
04:17 AM ET

PM: 'Terrorist' Killed Soldier 'In Cold Blood'

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country's Parliament minutes later.

The two shootings in Ottawa Wednesday left lawmakers barricaded inside offices and parts of the city on lockdown for hours as police searched for suspects.

Ottawa Police lifted the lockdown Wednesday night and said there was no longer a danger to the public.

But many questions remain about the shootings: Who was the gunman? Why did he open fire? And was he acting alone?

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