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Christie nearing settlement in nurse’s Ebola quarantine

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Court documents show New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading toward a settlement in a lawsuit filed by a nurse who was quarantined in 2014 after working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Attorneys representing Christie said in a letter last week to District Judge James Clark that the governor reached the agreement to settle “in principle” with Kaci Hickox. The letter did not include details, and the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents Hickox, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday.

Hickox was working with Doctors Without Borders during the Ebola outbreak. She was stopped when she arrived at Newark airport and quarantined. She later tested negative for Ebola and was allowed to go to Maine, where she lived then. She now lives in Oregon.

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