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Obama Postpones Campaign Swing to Focus on Ebola Crisis

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is treating two health care workers for the Ebola virus. (Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama is postponing a campaign swing to New Jersey and Connecticut Wednesday to focus on the Ebola virus crisis, convening Cabinet agencies coordinating the response after a second health worker in Texas came down with the deadly disease.  

Obama was scheduled to appear at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event in New Jersey — another in a long series of appearances for the fundraiser in chief for his party — and later attend a rally with Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.  

Obama will meet with Cabinet agencies at the White House at 3:30 p.m., according to White House guidance. The daily press briefing was delayed to 2:15 p.m.  

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