Fire in Wenatchee, Washington, Burns Homes, Businesses; Evacuations Ordered

Fueled by hot, dry and windy conditions, a grass fire forced dozens of evacuations and threatened homes and businesses in Washington, Sunday night. (@edwin.medina5/Instagram)

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Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

President Barack Obama waves during his arrival on Air Force One at Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Philadelphia. Obama traveled to Philadelphia and speak at the House Democratic Issues Conference. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Major terror attack in EU almost inevitable, officials say

EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove (photo credit: Youtube screenshot)

EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove (photo credit: Youtube screenshot)

As union scrambles to combat IS threat, anti-terror chief warns al-Qaeda may also strike to prove relevance

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WHO warned Ebola cases could rise to 20,000 by November

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Health workers in protective gear leave after carrying the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus, in an area known as Clara Town in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Abbas Dulleh/AP

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Western Wildfires Update: Lodge Fire Burns Firefighters in California

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Remington Jones, of the Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif., Engine 1130, works on putting out hot spots left behind by the Eiler Fire on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, near Burney, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Ebola crisis: Liberia and Sierra Leone blockades go up

A Liberian woman weeps over the death of a relative from Ebola on the outskirts of Monrovia (6 August 2014)

A Liberian woman weeps over the death of a relative from Ebola on the outskirts of Monrovia                            (6 August 2014).

Liberian soldiers have set up a blockade stopping people from western regions affected by the Ebola outbreak from entering the capital, Monrovia.

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California governor declares emergency amid fires

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A 20-person handcrew from Sheridan, Ore.’s JC Orozco Reforestation conducts a burn out operation on the western flank of the Oregon Gulch Fire burning south of Highway 66 in the area of the Soda Mountain Wilderness in Oregon. Officials said the fire was started by lightning on Thursday. (AP Photo/Medford Mail Tribune, Jamie Lusch)

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Ebola crisis: Virus spreading too fast, says WHO

Medical workers speak to families about how they can best protect themselves from the Ebola virus disease in Conakry, March 31

Medical workers speak to families about how they can best protect themselves from the Ebola virus disease in Conakry, March 31

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said

(SOURCE)  She told a summit of regional leaders that failure to contain Ebola could be “catastrophic” in terms of lives lost.

But she said the virus, which has claimed 728 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February, could be stopped if well managed.

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