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Statement by Gov. Perry on 43 Texans Removed from Active Monitoring for Ebola

10/20/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement after 43 Texans were cleared from a 21-day monitoring period following their contact with the state’s first Ebola patient:

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Gov. Perry Calls for Travel Ban from Ebola Outbreak Countries

10/17/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Gov. Perry created the task force, headed by Dr. Brett P. Giroir, earlier this month to assess the state’s readiness and ability to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases.

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Texas Adds 413,700 Jobs Over the Year

10/17/14
AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 36,400 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in September. Over the year, Texas added 413,700 total non-farm jobs, the largest gain over a 12-month period ever recorded in the Lone Star State.

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First person to come out of quarantine after direct contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan

10/17/14
Dallas Morning News
By Tasha Tsiaperas
One of the first 48 people who came in contact with the country’s first Ebola patient has been cleared, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said Friday.

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Rick Perry: ‘Unacceptable’ mistakes on Ebola

10/17/14
Politico
Katie Glueck
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry on Friday said that “unacceptable” — if “understandable” — mistakes have been made in the U.S. handling of Ebola, three cases of which have popped up in Texas.

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In Ebola Fight, Perry Pushes West Africa Travel Ban

10/17/14
The Texas Tribune
Edgar Walters
Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that to help combat the spread of the Ebola virus, he has asked President Obama to ban air travel from West African countries fighting Ebola outbreaks, with exceptions allowed for aid workers.

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Rick Perry back in Texas from Europe to take center stage handling state's Ebola crisis

10/17/14
New York Daily News
Leslie Larson
Rick Perry is back Texas on Friday, cutting short his European tour to face fears over two Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Second Dallas Hospital Worker Diagnosed with Ebola

10/15/14
Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement in response to a second Dallas health care provider being diagnosed with the Ebola Virus.

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Perry gives foreign policy speech in London

10/15/14
The Washington Examiner
Kelly Cohen
Rick Perry amped up his foreign policy resume ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign with a visit to London.

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Rick Perry in London: 'You always sound so darn smart'

10/14/14
CNN
Justin Peligri
(CNN) -- In London on Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for more Western involvement in Syria to fight ISIS, and praised the U.S.'s British allies for everything from their love of defending freedom to the boy band One Direction.

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