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Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

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UPPER MARLBORO Md. - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler.

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Sun, Oct 19 2014

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

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UPPER MARLBORO Md. - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.

U.S. 19 Oct 2014

U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink

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GALVESTON Texas - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to the virus are expected to be cleared. | Video

U.S., Health 19 Oct 2014

Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to be able to provide emergency help in the event of an Ebola crisis in the United States, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday.

Health, 19 Oct 2014

Sat, Oct 18 2014

Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola: Obama

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WASHINGTON - With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but more than 100 people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus. | Video

Health, U.S. 18 Oct 2014

Obama to seek more funds to fight Ebola: Bloomberg

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for additional funding to fight the Ebola virus, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing White House and congressional officials.

Health, 18 Oct 2014

U.S. bans Hungarians from entry over corruption charges

BUDAPEST - The United States has banned several Hungarian citizens from entry and alleged that they were engaged in or benefiting from corruption, prompting the Hungarian government to call for a show of evidence.

U.S. 18 Oct 2014

Supreme Court denies request to block Texas voter ID law

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- The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory.

U.S., 18 Oct 2014

Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse.

U.S., Health, Africa, 18 Oct 2014

Fri, Oct 17 2014

Courts knock down gay marriage bans in Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming

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PHOENIX - Barriers to gay marriage fell in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming on Friday following a series of federal court actions in the latest in a series of legal victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 17 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.