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Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Rep. John Barrow (D) touts his NRA endorsement in a campaign ad. Barrow must court conservative voters this cycle, distancing himself from the national Democratic Party and President Obama, if he hopes to hold onto his seat. Editor’s...Show More Summary

Deepest state cuts led to highest tuitions for lower-income students

California has increased certain sales taxes to invest in state schools like the University of California – Berkeley. Photo by Charlie Nguyen. State funding for higher education isn’t what it used to be. The fact that most public colleges...Show More Summary

Second student dies from Washington school shooting

Members of the community and students grieve beside a makeshift memorial at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Oct. 26, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. High school freshman Jaylen Fryberg shot five students at the high school’s cafeteria, killing one and then killing himself on Oct. Show More Summary

Washington school shooting comes as voters decide gun measures

Photo of Washington state capitol by Patrick Colvin/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Two opposing gun measures appear on Washington ballots this fall: one to expand background checks on gun purchases, one to limit them. Now, voters will make their decisions with a recent school shooting fresh in their memories. Show More Summary

Nurse allowed to leave New Jersey after Ebola quarantine

A University Hospital Emergency Preparedness Unit vehicle is parked at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, on Oct. 22. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters A nurse who had been treating Ebola patients in West Africa and was quarantined...Show More Summary

President Dilma Rousseff narrowly wins re-election in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech following her re-election in Brasilia on Oct. 26. Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images Brazilian leftist President Dilma Rousseff barely won re-election over centrist candidate Aecio...Show More Summary

Pro-Europe parties in the lead in Ukraine’s parliamentary vote

A woman stands in a polling booth during parliamentary elections on Oct. 26 in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo by Vladimir Simicek/isifa/Getty Images Two parties considered pro-European were in the lead in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine,...Show More Summary

Pakistan’s first cartoon superheroine joins fight against polio

Pakistan’s first animated female superhero, Burka Avenger (left), is the latest to join the fight against polio, amid a current rise in cases. In a special World Polio Day episode of “Burka Avenger”, the heroine fights to protect polio vaccines from the show’s villain, Baba Bandook (right). Show More Summary

Dozens of banks fail financial stress test in Europe

A Euro currency sign is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt on Sept. 6, 2012. On Sunday, the ECB announced that 25 banks across the continent failed a test examining their financial strength at the end of 2013. Show More Summary

31,000 pounds of chicken products recalled over contamination fears

Pennsylvania-based food company Murry’s Inc. recalled on Saturday more than 31,000 pounds of breaded chicken products that were shipped to retail stores nationwide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service...Show More Summary

Son: Jeb Bush ‘moving forward’ on potential 2016 run

WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is “moving forward” on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who’s running for office in Texas. George P. BushShow More Summary

The potential downside of mandatory quarantines

A protestor holds up a sign in support of mandatory quarantine for people that have returned from Ebola affected countries on Oct. 24. Mandatory 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West Africa have been put in place by three states. Show More Summary

Happy birthday, Picasso! Museum reopens after five-year renovation

A visitor takes a picture of a Picasso painting during the press day at the Picasso Museum, on Oct. 18, 2014 in Paris, France. Credit: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images On the 133rd birthday of the celebrated Spanish artist Pablo Picasso,...Show More Summary

US military readies domestic Ebola team

The U.S. military in Texas is training a group of 30 personnel, who will be able to rapidly step up if the next Ebola case occurs, according to a report by Reuters. The team, known as the U.S. Military Ebola Rapid Response Team, consists of five physicians, 20 nurses and five certified trainers. Show More Summary

Early voting shifts midterm election campaign strategies

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist waits for Gov. Rick Scott, who delayed stepping onto stage for a televised debate on Oct. 15, due to a dispute over an electric fan. Early voting in Florida is impacting the campaign strategies for both Scott and Crist, reported the Associated Press. Show More Summary

Worldwide Ebola cases top 10,000, WHO reports

More than 10,000 people worldwide have been infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization reported Saturday, and nearly half of those people died.  The countries hit hardest are Liberia, with a reported 4,665 cases and...Show More Summary

Same-sex marriage now recognized in six additional states

Nicole Pries, foreground, and Lindsey Oliver embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to be married in Richmond, Virginia on Oct. 6, 2014. On Saturday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the federal government’s recognition of same-sex married couples in six additional states. Show More Summary

More calls for quarantines across US amid Ebola concerns

WASHINGTON — The Ebola virus’s arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation – Mali – renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York andShow More Summary

Obama stresses ‘facts, not fear’ in America’s Ebola response

U.S. President Barack Obama met with cabinet agencies and the CDC’s Director Tom Frieden via videoconference to coordinate the government’s Ebola response on Oct. 15. In his weekly address Saturday, Obama stressed that science, not fear, must guide the country’s response to Ebola. Show More Summary

Astrologer who helped guide President Reagan’s schedule dies at 87

File photo of Astrologer Joan Quigley. SAN FRANCISCO — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87. Quigley died Oct. Show More Summary

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