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Showdown in Maine over an Ebola quarantine

Showdown in Maine over an Ebola quarantine

State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state’s quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot…

Are quarantines effective? Some say ‘no’

Are quarantines effective? Some say ‘no’

The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective…

Is Joe Biden ready to be the ‘tie breaker?’

Is Joe Biden ready to be the ‘tie breaker?’

It’s the stuff of a campaign manager’s dream: The sitting vice president, in the midst of his own run for president, dashes across Pennsylvania Avenue and bursts into the Senate…

Baptists admit losing ‘moral war’ over gay marriage

Baptists admit losing ‘moral war’ over gay marriage

More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked…

Can courts curb NSA spying on Americans?

Can courts curb NSA spying on Americans?

While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA’s collection of Americans’ telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit government…

Who makes the call on Ebola quarantines?

Who makes the call on Ebola quarantines?

For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn’t forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk…

Army, governors to their own way on Ebola restrictions

Army, governors to their own way on Ebola restrictions

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those…

Methodist pastor keeps his job after gay wedding

Methodist pastor keeps his job after gay wedding

A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister. The Judicial Council of the nation’s…

Governors push home quarantine for Ebola workers

Governors push home quarantine for Ebola workers

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states’ governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while…

Could more have been done for Ebola victim Duncan?

Could more have been done for Ebola victim Duncan?

When Thomas Eric Duncan became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, his relatives with roots in virus-ravaged Liberia knew what questions to ask. Would his treatment…

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