October 15th, 2014
10:32 AM ET

Should Air Travel Be Restricted Because of Ebola?

Should air travel be restricted as a way to attempt to contain Ebola? CNN Aviation Analyst Miles O' Brien says no.

O'Brien tells CNN's Chris Cuomo that we need levels of defense against the disease, but not a travel ban.

"I don't think it's possible and I think the consequences of that are so great and so draconian, that I think it is better to approach it the way it is being approached now," he says.

Health screenings to help prevent the spread of Ebola began Saturday for some travelers to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, and four other airports will add the screenings Thursday, according to the CDC.

"We're all on the same planet here and isolating this kind of thing is not gonna happen," O'Brien says.

Watch the clip above and let us know if you agree or disagree


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October 15th, 2014
09:52 AM ET

She Hopes to Raise $100,000 to Help Kids Have Easier Stays in Hospitals

In today's "Good Stuff," a teenager shows us to think positively and dream big. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Fifteen-year-old Leanne Joyce spent time in the hospital when she was younger for a congenital heart problem - that's the bad stuff.

But Leanne did not let the issue kill her spirit.

Instead, she created "Positive Impact for Kids," a charity that helps hospitalized children with everything from get well cards to iPads - whatever they need to keep their spirits up.

"I just want kids to feel as normal as they can because I know what it's like and it's not fun otherwise," she told CNN affiliate WNCN.

So far, Leanne has raised some $30,000 and helped kids in hospitals in all fifty states.

Her next goal is to make it to $100,000 before she graduates from high school.

If you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

You can reach us on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or@NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.

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October 15th, 2014
07:14 AM ET

Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, health officials said Wednesday - casting further doubt on the hospital's ability to handle Ebola and protect employees.

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said.

The preliminary Ebola test was done late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and the results came back around midnight. A second test will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

See more on this developing story at CNN.com

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October 15th, 2014
04:13 AM ET

Follow Christine Romans on Her Journey to Trace Her Roots

“As a journalist, I interview and write about newsmakers – but in my family, the real newsmaker was just an ordinary girl who had the courage ... to leave everything she knew and start all over again in America." – Christine Romans

See Romans trace her history from Iowa back to Denmark, where she learns her great-great-grandmother was a risk taker and a giver.

The Danish Archives collects and stores historic sources and makes them available to the public.

Almost all of the documents revealed on Christine Romans journey is found online.

If you have lineage that dates back to Denmark, go online to www.sa.dk for more information!

Don't miss the two-hour ROOTS special, Tuesday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  CNN.com/Roots


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