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Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the GOP pumping up Ebola hysteria

Voice Deity Jim Ward joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for Maximum Mookage Mondays

• The U.S. journalist who tested positive for Ebola while working in Liberia is scheduled to arrive at the Nebraska Medical Center today. Ashoka Mukpo, who was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC, left Liberia in a specially equipped plane Sunday.

• The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was downgraded to critical condition and is fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday He appeared to be receiving none of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. health official said.

• Militants from the Islamic State group on Sunday publicly killed six Iraqi soldiers captured in an embattled western province where the extremists continue to advance despite an expanding U.S.-led campaign of airstrikes, residents said.

• Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters remained encamped on the streets as dawn broke on Monday, just hours before a government deadline to clear key thoroughfares they have blockaded for more than a week.