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Obama urges investment in Ebola response, vaccines
Obama urges investment in Ebola response, vaccines

After touring a National Institutes of Health lab where scientists are developing a leading Ebola vaccine candidate Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama called on Congress to approve $6 billion in spending on relief efforts in Africa and research in the United States. "The fight is not even close to being over," Obama told NIH staff, acknowledging that fears of the deadly virus have waned in the United States. "As long as the disease continues to rage in West Africa, we could continue to see isolated cases here in America." With world health leaders saying they have made progress fighting Ebola in Africa and a looming budget showdown in Washington, renewing...