Politics & Government

Obama cancels campaign trip to hold meeting on Ebola

President Barack Obama canceled plans to travel to campaign events in New Jersey and Connecticut to convene a meeting of several top Cabinet members coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.

The decision to cancel the trip -- which is rare for this president -- comes as a second health care worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas tested positive for Ebola after providing care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

Obama is expected to speak after the 3:30 p.m. meeting.

The White House said Obama will travel another day, but did not say when.

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