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Oct 18, 2014

NYT Today's Headlines October 18, 2014: Top News: Amid Assurances on Ebola, Obama Is Said to Seethe.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014


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People briefed on a cabinet meeting said Mr. Obama was angry at the Ebola response.

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MARK LANDLER

President Obama has assured the public that the government's response was adequate. But he has also quietly faulted the handling as "not tight."
Patricia Wanderlich, who suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, decided to forgo a brain scan this year because of the cost.
Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

By ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR

Some people enrolled in private coverage through the Affordable Care Act are hesitating to use their insurance because of the high out-of-pocket costs.
From the hills of Suruc, Turkey, Syrian Kurds can see the battle raging in their city, Kobani, besieged by the Islamic State.
ISIS Militants in Syrian Border Town Begin to Retreat After a Monthlong Battle

By KAREEM FAHIM and HELENE COOPER

The advance of Islamic State forces on Kobani, Syria, has stalled as the militants have been forced to retreat on several fronts, shifting the monthlong battle in favor of the Kurdish fighters defending the city.

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