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VA Moves to Ax 4 Senior Execs in Scandal Response

Posted: 10/06/2014 - The Veterans Affairs Department said it is firing four senior executives as officials move to crack down on wrongdoing following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the delays.

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High Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals

Posted: 10/06/2014 - The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

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Indiana Aid Worker Threatened in Syria is Army Vet

Posted: 10/03/2014 - The family of a former Army Ranger threatened in a video with beheading by militants in Syria says the man moved to the Middle East to provide humanitarian aid to war refugees.

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Missouri Judge Side with Married Same-Sex Couples

Posted: 10/03/2014 - Missouri must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states, a state judge ruled Friday, saying the state's constitution and laws banning the unions are unconstitutional.

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Tough Texas Abortion Law May Head to Supreme Court

Posted: 10/03/2014 - Abortion-rights lawyers predicted a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a Texas law that has closed more than 80 percent of the state's abortion clinics.

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US Jobless Rate Falls to 6-year Low of 5.9%

Posted: 10/03/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs last month, a burst of hiring that drove down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

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Canada to Launch Airstrikes in Iraq

Updated: 10/03/2014 - TORONTO (AP) - Canada plans to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq following a U.S. request.

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Judge: Ebola Patient's Family Didn't Follow Orders

Posted: 10/02/2014 - A Dallas County official says a state order was issued to keep four family members of an Ebola patient in their Dallas apartment because they weren't complying with requests to remain in the home.

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Liberia to Prosecute Man Who Brought Ebola to US

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.

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W on Jeb Bush: 'I Think He Wants to be President'

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants to be president. That's according to his brother, former President George W. Bush, who notes that Jeb hasn't made any final decisions about the 2016 presidential contest.

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Prosecutor To Seek Death Penalty In Oklahoma Beheading

Posted: 10/01/2014 - Alton Nolen is a recent convert to Islam, and the FBI is investigating because of the nature of the attack, which followed a series of high-profile videotaped beheadings by Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Posted: 10/01/2014 - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson offered her resignation Wednesday after several security breaches affecting the White House and President Obama became public, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday.

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Former President Carter Celebrates 90th Birthday

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Carter is the second-oldest of the five living U.S. presidents. He was born 111 days after President George H.W. Bush, who celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this year.

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Two Senior Lawmakers Want Secret Service Chief Out

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Two senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, saying they had lost confidence and trust in her ability to protect President Barack Obama.

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President Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Man

Updated: 10/01/2014 - President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

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Reports: White House Intruder Gets Past Front Door

Updated: 09/29/2014 - The Washington Post and New York Times say the intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged.

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