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  • Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox to remain a voice against quarantines

    PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her f ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • U.S.: Iran nuclear deal not linked to other issues

    BEIJING – The top U.S. diplomat described "real gaps" Saturday in waning negotiations to limit Iran's nuclear program, but steadfastly denied that any ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall

    BERLIN – Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the st ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Another Arizona immigration law struck down

    PHOENIX – Arizona's frustrations over federal enforcement of the state's border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local polic ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs

    ST. LOUIS – The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-me ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • 2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

    WASHINGTON – Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • AG pick Lynch called strong civil rights defender

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates

    NEW YORK – Dr. Robert Fuller didn’t hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • U.S. bishops struggling under Francis’ pontificate

    U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are gathering at a moment of turbulence for them and the American church, as Pope Francis moves toward crafting new polici ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Women driving ban in Saudi Arabia could be eased

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — It's only for women over 30, who must be off the road by 8 p.m. and cannot wear makeup behind the wheel. But it's still a start ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • The South: Solid once again for Republicans

    ATLANTA — With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely cont ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Obama taps Washington outsider Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending a Washington outsider as a hi ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting: 5th teen dies in Washington

    SEATTLE — A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 8:21 am
  • Low U.S. unemployment rate: Why many aren't celebrating

    WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate no longer seems to reflect America's mood.Friday's strong jobs re ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

    WASHINGTON – A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, w ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:31 am
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