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Police killer of Michael Brown feared for his life

Police killer of Michael Brown feared for his life

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for…

Republicans tap Ebola fears for political gain

Republicans tap Ebola fears for political gain

Republicans are tapping into Americans’ fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument…

World Health group blamed for Ebola crisis

World Health group blamed for Ebola crisis

The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to…

Ebola spread fueled by inconsistent monitoring

Ebola spread fueled by inconsistent monitoring

The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly…

Court allows use of controversial Texas voter ID law

Court allows use of controversial Texas voter ID law

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the…

Another tiny COLA for Social Security users

Another tiny COLA for Social Security users

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual…

The ‘Spin Machine’ in overtime on Ebola blame game

The ‘Spin Machine’ in overtime on Ebola blame game

Less than three weeks before the midterm elections, Washington’s Ebola blame game has spread to the arcane world of the federal budget. Republicans claim credit for boosting the budget of…

Did CDC director ignore his own advice with Ebola?

Did CDC director ignore his own advice with Ebola?

Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America’s top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because “overconfidence…

Does America need an ‘Ebola Czar?’

Does America need an ‘Ebola Czar?’

Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration’s effort. But he…

Hospitals grapple with pending threats from Ebola

Hospitals grapple with pending threats from Ebola

Step inside All Children’s Hospital and you’re greeted with three things: hand sanitizer, tissues and masks decorated with little cartoon Band-Aids with legs, feet and smiles. “Dirt Squirt Alert!” a…