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Ebola Case in NYC Brings Demand for Quarantines

Lawmakers respond to growing number of cases
The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa - and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

Morning Brief: October 23

Lighten up, it's Diwali!

Light a candle tonight for Diwali—it’s day 3 of the Hindu festival of light, the most important day. Want to know more? The Wall Street Journal put together a nice starter page. And in the Times’ “Motherlode” blog, an Indian-American shares a heartfelt essay on the growth of Diwali in the city.

Morning Brief: October 23

Lighten up, it's Diwali!

Light a candle tonight for Diwali—it’s day 3 of the Hindu festival of light, the most important day. Want to know more? The Wall Street Journal put together a nice starter page. And in the Times’ “Motherlode” blog, an Indian-American shares a heartfelt essay on the growth of Diwali in the city.

No More Letter Grades For Evaluating NYC Schools

A through F system has been in place since 2006.
New York City's schools chancellor announced a new system for evaluating schools Wednesday that will replace A-through-F letter grades based largely on test scores with a more complex system that includes a variety of measures.

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