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Read why we celebrate Halloween, learn about the origin of Halloween traditions, check out the best scary movies, and more.

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Daylight Saving Time
At 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2014, Americans will turn their clocks back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.
American Indian Heritage Month
Every November we honor Native Americans and their contributions to U.S. history. Find biographies of famous American Indians, famous firsts, information about reservations, and more.
2014 Ebola Outbreak
Find facts and stats about the virus, as well as answers to FAQs about it and info about other infectious diseases
U.S. Elections
Americans will vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Read biographies on all current members of Congress and find info on voter registration, polls, past elections, who can vote, who can be elected and much more.

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Do you think healthcare workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients should be quarantined for 21 days even if they don't have any symptoms of the virus?

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  • Pick choice 2 Yes. If volunteers are willing to risk their lives to treat Ebola patients, then they should accept the quarantine.
  • Pick choice 3 No. Science shows people are not contagious until they show symptoms.
  • Pick choice 4 No. To impose a mandatory quarantine discourages people from volunteering to help.
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