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The deadly Ebola virus, which has become an epidemic in northwest Africa, has spread — and fast. “This is not an African disease,” said Gayle Smith, senior director at the U.S. National Security Council, which works alongside national security advisors and cabinet officials to aid the president regarding national security and foreign policy. “This is a virus that is a threat to all humanity.” The Ebola outbreak originated in Guinea, and it quickly spread to the neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. Seventeen of the Ebola virus thus far have been treated outside of Africa: 9 in Europe and the other 8 in the United States. A viral disease derived from wild animals, Ebola can be transmitted from human to human and has a mortality rate of 50 to 90 percent depending on location and sufficiency of treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Although there are two current candidates…

Most would think the crime scene is the 16-by-11 dorm room harboring 15 drunk college students, but fingers should be pointed elsewhere. Sauntering diagonally across the Jake Starr Cafe parking lot, his gelled, jet black hair glimmered as he approached the illuminating green, red and orange sign that read “7-Eleven” above the storefront. He halted at the corner of the building by the dumpster as the man who accompanied him entered the store. 7-Eleven is a convenience store chain with over 7,800 locations in the United States and 50,000 total around the world. It is the largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores. In fact, the 7-Eleven that the man with jet black hair who wore all black stood outside of at 1001 N. Country Road, had over 2.4 million total sales in 2013, according to the online directory of U.S. businesses and enterprises. This location is almost directly…