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Boehlert2Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about Fox News’ silence on marriage equality

• A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient who was hospitalized and later died there has tested positive for the disease, despite taking apparent and prescribed safety precautions like wearing protective gear.

• A federal judge has struck down Alaska’s first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages, saying the ban violates the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights. The state intends to appeal the ruling but chances of it winning in the 9th Circuit Court are slim considering previous rulings in ID and NV.

• Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, American defense officials said Sunday.

• Seventeen people were arrested during weekend protests, St. Louis police said Sunday, and more demonstrations were planned over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in suburban Ferguson this summer.