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Ebola epidemic’s orphans, adoption problems

Ebola epidemic’s orphans, adoption problems

The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons. Tessa and Joel Sanborn understand. The arrival of their 5-year-old adopted son Devine,…

Gun sales on the rise in St. Louis

Gun sales on the rise in St. Louis

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer…

Government shutdown? Who, us?

Government shutdown? Who, us?

  Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year’s government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president’s pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.…

Navy secretary travels, a lot, at taxpayer expense

Navy secretary travels, a lot, at taxpayer expense

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more…

Feds approve fracking in a national forest

Feds approve fracking in a national forest

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia’s governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts…

Delay in treatments before Ebola patient died

Delay in treatments before Ebola patient died

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms — a delay that doctors…

State Dept. shuts down email after hacked

State Dept. shuts down email after hacked

The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official…

Hagel says Iraqi troops on fast-track training

Hagel says Iraqi troops on fast-track training

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that the U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants. Hagel said U.S. special operations troops…

Record number of foreign students at U.S. schools

Record number of foreign students at U.S. schools

  The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly one-third coming from China. A report by the Institute of…

Another American beheaded in Syria

Another American beheaded in Syria

The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, a former soldier who tried to help wounded Syrians caught in a brutal civil war but…