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Washington (AFP) – A Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola in Texas has died, a hospital spokesman said Wednesday.

“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am,” said the statement from Texas Health spokesman Wendell Watson.

“Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle.”

This story will be updated

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Secretary of State and former CIA chief Mike Pompeo

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Before Mike Pompeo was secretary of state in the Trump Administration, he served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency — a position he held from January 2017 (the month Trump was sworn into office) to April 2018. Journalist Natasha Bertrand looks back on Pompeo's activities as CIA director in an article for Politico, reporting that he "put together an undisclosed board of outside advisers" that "some at the agency viewed as inappropriately weighted toward wealthy individuals and well-connected political figures."

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