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A US nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa took a bike ride early Thursday despite a state order to stay at home in quarantine. Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend rode their bicycles away from their house in the northeastern state of Maine as a gaggle of media looked on and cameras rolled, CNN reported. Controversy is raging about measures taken in some US states, such as New Jersey and New York, quarantine individuals returning from treating Ebola-infected patients in west Africa. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie let her go on Monday, and she was driven to Maine.
Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay Thursday and said that fighting for equality is at the core of his personal and business ethos. The head of the tech giant said his sexuality has never been a secret at his company, but acknowledging his homosexuality as a public statement about equality was "more important" than his privacy. "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said in a statement in Bloomberg Businessweek. "I've had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people’s differences.