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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Fed Chair's "building blocks of opportunity"

 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expressed deep concerns in a speech Friday about growing inequality in the United States. Citing data compiled by the Fed, she outlined the accelerating divide in incomes and wealth between the top 5 percent of households and everyone else. Her remarks identified four "building blocks of opportunity" that she believes would help ensure that upward mobility is within reach of all Americans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Another year, another small Social Security bump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Do cases FBI cites support encryption worries?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Hurricane sends winds, rains to Hawaii island

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Hurricane Ana was carving a path south of Hawaii early Saturday, producing high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted a flood advisory.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Obama names Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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