Oct 17, 2014, 3:36 pm EST
President Obama will name Ron Klain as the official “Ebola czar” of the U.S.
The Democratic aide will coordinate government responses to the illness across a number of agencies with the purpose of detecting and isolating the disease.
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Sep 30, 2014, 3:07 pm EST
California has passed a law that bans the use of plastic bags from grocery stores.
Gov. Jerry Brown passed a legislation to do so on Tuesday. Here are five things you should know about the California plastic bag ban:
Single-use plastic bags will no longer be carried by grocers.
Shoppers must now bring their own reusable bag or pay ten cents for a paper bag.
The move is meant to reduce pollution in “beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” according to Gov. Brown.
The American Progressive Bag Alliance is rallying to overturn the law via referendum on the 2016 ballot.
The group believes the law is a scam concocted by grocers and union bosses to rob consumers out of billions of dollars.
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