Ebola Lapses Seen by White House as Obama Cancels Trips

US President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement for the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House October 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama canceled campaign and fundraising travel for Democrats to attend the meeting on Ebola after a second case of the disease was contracted inside the United States.

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The Obama administration sought to deliver a message of reassurance on Ebola while acknowledging lapses in the government’s handling of the first U.S. cases.

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