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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (left) listens to Tom Geisbert, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, explain the work researchers are conducting in a lab in the Galveston National Laboratory on Tuesday. Numerous Republicans, including Perry, have linked the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. to border control and other political issues. Jennifer Reynolds/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Transcript: President Obama On How U.S. Will Address Islamic State

The president delivered a prime-time televised address to the American people on his efforts to go after the group in Iraq and Syria.

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