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Obama’s bittersweet visit home

Obama’s bittersweet visit home

A lesson from President Barack Obama’s brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What’s past is prologue. While his trip to Chicago offered a sweet taste of nostalgia, it also…

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families,…

A Georgia political ruckus over voter registration

A Georgia political ruckus over voter registration

Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4…

Competing claims of answers for Medicare

Competing claims of answers for Medicare

An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana’s bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong…

CDC shows off new head-to-toe Ebola gear

CDC shows off new head-to-toe Ebola gear

Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials on Monday night released the advice, which health workers…

Hannah Graham suspect charged in 2005 rape

Hannah Graham suspect charged in 2005 rape

Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a…

Is cable TV dead? Don’t bet on it yet

Is cable TV dead?  Don’t bet on it  yet

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired…

Ebola focus tops Obama’s schedule

Ebola focus tops Obama’s schedule

Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration’s response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve. After waking…

CDC revising Ebola protocol

CDC revising Ebola protocol

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it…

Ebola fears easing for some

Ebola fears easing for some

Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship…