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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Turkey appeals to US to create ‘no-fly zone’ inside Syria

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s promise to limit U.S. military engagement against Islamic State militants makes it difficult to accept Turkey’s terms for joining the fight in neighboring Syria. Turkey and other American allies want the U.S. Show More Summary

Kmart latest retailer targeted in data breach

Kmart revealed that an undisclosed number of credit card numbers were stolen in a data breach: http://t.co/WNv3ilfM7q pic.twitter.com/JhCzBkh9ot — Forbes Tech News (@ForbesTech) October 11, 2014 Kmart is the latest retailer targetedShow More Summary

Ebola airport screenings may seem intrusive, but they’re legal, experts say

WASHINGTON — The government’s authority to screen airline passengers for potential Ebola exposure and order them quarantined if necessary is far-reaching and rooted in the Constitution and federal law, public health experts say. Temperature...Show More Summary

Newly released Clinton documents show how the White House closed ranks during the Lewinsky scandal

President Clinton poses with Monica Lewinsky in a Nov. 17, 1995 photo, that was released Sept. 21 by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr as part of more than 3,000 pages of documents pertaining to the scandal. Reuters WASHINGTON — TheShow More Summary

Kentucky Democrat Grimes won’t reveal if she voted for Obama

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigns for Senate in Louisville May 19. Grimes set a new state fundraising record of $4 million in the second quarter. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images LEXINGTON, Ky. — Republican Sen. Show More Summary

Wendy Davis political ad focuses on opponent’s use of a wheelchair

AUSTIN, Texas — A new television ad by Democrat Wendy Davis goes into territory she hadn’t touched until now: Republican Greg Abbott’s use of a wheelchair. A 30-second ad released Friday and titled “Justice” notes the Texas AttorneyShow More Summary

Highly effective, long-acting contraceptives still don’t get full coverage in many health care plans

New research suggests that teenagers are more likely to choose long-acting contraceptives when cost is removed from the equation. And free coverage of such methods is required by the health law. But now, a study has found that free coverage...Show More Summary

State Department warns American travelers of terrorism risks abroad

The State Department is renewing a terrorism warning for Americans traveling overseas, stating that there is a heightened risk for reprisal attacks. Photo by Flickr user ATOMIC Hot Links WASHINGTON — The State Department is renewingShow More Summary

New Ebola screenings fall under government’s ‘legal authority’ according to health experts

A hazmat team member arrives to clean a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, on October 3, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Public health experts are saying the government has constitutional authority to conduct screenings and quarantines for Ebola. Show More Summary

Watch Sunday’s Michigan gubernatorial debate

Left: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder delivers his inaugural remarks in front of the state Capitol in downtown Lansing, Michigan in 2011. Photo from Flickr user Joe Ross. Right: Democratic challenger Mark Schauer in 2008. Photo from Flickr...Show More Summary

Watch tonight’s Wisconsin gubernatorial debate

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Ebola death toll surpasses 4,000

The World Health Organization said Friday that the death toll resulting from the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000 people. Video still by PBS NewsHour The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has now surpassed the 4,000 mark,...Show More Summary

Obama ‘bets’ on millennials to shape American economy

President Barack Obama, seen here in Minneapolis in June, wrote a blog post for the site Medium addressing Millennials and his hopes that they’ll shape the U.S. economy. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images There’s no question thatShow More Summary

More bodies found in case of 43 missing Mexican students

A state police officer stands Thursday near a mass grave discovered outside of Iguala, Mexico. The Mexican government is facing international pressure to solve the disappearance of 43 students after being attacked by police linked to a drug gang. Show More Summary

Why would Amazon open a brick-and-mortar store in New York?

Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters Ahead of the holiday shopping season, online retail giant Amazon.com is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar store in New York, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The storefront will offer...Show More Summary

Lawmakers approve $750 million request to fight Ebola outbreak

A soldier goes through the decontamination process with U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, who are earmarked for the fight against Ebola, take part in training before their deployment to West Africa. Photo by Harrison...Show More Summary

Washington voters will see competing gun measures on their state ballot this year

A display of 7-round.45 caliber handguns are seen at Coliseum Gun Traders Ltd. in Uniondale, New York. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. Show More Summary

Ebola airport screenings supported by federal law, experts say

A sign asks patients to inform staff if they have fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting or diarrhea symptoms and have recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York. The United States will begin screening passengers arriving at U.S. Show More Summary

Courts strike down voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin

An election official answers a question for a voter on November 6, 2012 in Mansfield, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge likened Texas’ strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant...Show More Summary

Children’s advocates Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India win Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai, an education and women’s rights activist from Pakistan, meets with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Aug. 18, 2014 in New York City. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images Children’s rights advocates Malala Yousafzai...Show More Summary

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