15 October 2014
President Obama once said the risk of an outbreak in the US was small, but mistakes at one Texas hospital have raised questions about how well the US will contain the virus.
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
A New Jersey school cancels its football season after reports of sexually abusive hazing in its locker room. Did administrators overreact, or is US sports culture spinning out of control?
21 October 2014
Louisiana is one of the key Senate races in November's mid-term elections. The BBC's Katty Kay went to see why southern Democrats are distancing themselves from President Obama.
Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?
What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?
The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
Are conservatives surrendering the culture war?
My night’s stay in the Texas Ebola hospital
Why does a rich white suburb want to split?
Capturing American surf culture
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