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US customs agency signs deal with Mexican counterpart to facilitate more secure trade

The Customs and Border Protection agency and Mexico's Tax Administration Service last week signed a deal to accelerate trade across the border.

CDC issues new guidance for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new detailed guidelines to help health care workers better protect themselves when treating patients with Ebola.

Americans worried about Ebola, but confident in health officials, new survey finds

While two-thirds of Americans worry there will be more U.S. Ebola cases over the next 12 months – and nearly half fear a family member will come down with the virus – most think only a handful will emerge, adding they're confident that health officials will contain the disease, a new survey finds.

US domestic and international drug policies at odds, says Brookings panel

While the United States has conditionally tolerated the regulated use of marijuana in two states – Washington and Colorado – national drug policy is at odds with the international drug control regime, said panelists at an Oct. 17 discussion at the Brookings Institution.

California on track to complete early earthquake warning system by 2016, state senator says

Emergency officials in California say that an early warning system, which could give anywhere from 10 seconds to a minute's notice before an earthquake hits, is expected to be completed in 15 months, according to a state senator who held a hearing on the issue last week.

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