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  • This photograph was taken in the West African city of Conakry, Guinea, at the capitol's airport, and shows Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as he was undergoing a thermal scan to be checked for fever during the 2014 Ebola outbreak that also affected northern Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Frieden and other CDC officials traveled to Guinea for a firsthand look at the scope and epidemiologic details of the Ebola outbreak. CDC photo by Sally Ezra

  • Circuit of the Americas in Austin to host the only U.S. race in the FIA World Endurance Championship on September 19 - 20.
  • On October 18, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., visitors from across North Texas will experience Collin County’s premier family-friendly Halloween event at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail.
  • The National Highway Safety Administration estimates that roughly three of every four child safety seats are not used correctly. Child Passenger Safety Week will be observed Sept. 14-20 and National Seat Check Saturday is set for Sept. 20 all over the country.
  • 2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning the Occupy movement against social and economic inequality worldwide. The Canadian, anti-consumerist, pro-environment group/magazine Adbusters initiated the call for a protest. The main issues raised by Occupy Wall Street were social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the perceived undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The OWS slogan, "We are the 99%," refers to income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.