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  • Chicago set to host U.S.-China agriculture meeting in December

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chinese government officials are coming to Chicago to discuss major agricultural trad ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 7:32 pm
  • Biden: Voters can ‘stop the march’ of tea party this year

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Campaigning in one of the nation’s key U.S. Senate contests, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that keeping Democratic contr ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • NSA surveillance limits: The focus turns to courts

    WASHINGTON (AP) – While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA’s collection of Americans’ telephone r ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Third student dies in Washington school shooting

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the dea ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • The SUV goes from All-American to global star

    DETROIT (AP) — Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • New Jersey releasing quarantined nurse

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for m ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Syria activists say Kobani death toll passes 800

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) – A Syrian activist group said Sunday that the death toll in 40 days of fig ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

    Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • U.S. disease expert argues against Ebola quarantine

    NEW YORK (AP) – The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened Sunday, as the nation ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

    ssociated PressDrugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 9:16 pm

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