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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…

Pot stays hidden in the grass in Colorado politics

Pot stays hidden in the grass in Colorado politics

Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just…

Kobali key in the battle with Islamic extremists

Kobali key in the battle with Islamic extremists

Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the…

Only small level of support for help on Ebola crisis

Only small level of support for help on Ebola crisis

Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response…

America ramping up response to Ebola crisis

America ramping up response to Ebola crisis

The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly…

A young nurse is the latest victim of Ebola in America

A young nurse is the latest victim of Ebola in America

A dated yearbook picture of a smiling young woman has become the latest face of Ebola in the U.S. The high school picture of Amber Vinson spread across the country…