Ebola Czar, Gamergate, and a History of Scary Clowns

President Obama appointed Ron Klain, a veteran political operative, as the so-called Ebola czar today. Does Klain’s lack of healthcare expertise matter? Then, we get a rundown of highlights on the Nov. 4 California ballot. Next up, we get an explainer on “Gamergate,” a controversy over the harassment of women who criticize the male-dominated world of online gaming. In our weekly film segment, we hear about the latest box office offerings including Fury and Birdman. And finally, why are clowns so scary?

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