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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Jim Yong Kim

    Jim Yong Kim talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor. President Kim spoke about the role of the World Bank in the global response to the spread of the Ebola virus, including the disease’s humanitarian and economic consequences.

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to question on a variety of international issues, including a terrorist attack at a military checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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    Defense Department Briefing on U.S.-South Korea Military Relations

    Rear Admiral John Kirby and General Curtis Scaparrotti briefed reporters and responded to questions on U.S Military activities on the Korean peninsula. He talked about the North Korea nuclear threat, saying he believed the country has the capability to develop a launcher to deliver a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. He also gave his assessment of the disappearance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un from public view, and commented on the announcement that the U.S. and South Korea would delay a planned transfer of wartime operational control of South Korean troops.

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    Newsmakers with Rob Engstrom

    Rob Engstrom talked about the role of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the 2014 midterm elections. The Wall Street Journal said that the Chamber was the nonprofit group that had spent the most for the 2014 election; $30 million as of late September 2014. The Chamber had supported only Republican candidates for election, and in the primaries supported establishment candidates against tea party supporters. Its issue positions had included support for immigration reform, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, development of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and opposition to a minimum wage increase. After the interview, the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

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    U.S.-South Korea Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se briefed reporters and responded to questions on issues impacting relations between the two countries, including the nuclear threat from North Korea, the spread of the Ebola virus, and the transfer of wartime control of South Korea’s military from Washington to Seoul. Secretary Kerry also called on North Korea to release two Americans being held there.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on news of the day.

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    House Oversight Committee Ebola Response Hearing

    Officials with the Defense and Health and Human Services Departments testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the federal response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, as well as its spread into the U.S. Dr. Nancy Lurie said there had been missteps, but changes to protocol and procedures were being made.

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    Returning Stolen Assets

    Panelists talked about the status of international efforts to return stolen assets to owners, particularly those affected by turmoil in the Middle East and in Ukraine.

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    U.S.-South Korea Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel co-hosted a meeting with the two top South Korean military and diplomatic officials at the U.S. State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.