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  • Kirk seeks faith-based counseling for immigrant children

     Kirk seeks faith-based counseling for immigrant children
    Sen. Mark Kirk said his office launched an effort to connect young immigrants in the Chicago area with religious organizations and community groups on Monday, about a month after the Republican drew fire for demanding that children who've recently crossed...
  • Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola

    Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola
    Health workers in West Africa appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest. Liberian President Ellen...
  • FDA authorizes Ebola test; vaccine will probably take until 2015

    The FDA has authorized use of an unapproved Ebola virus test under a special emergency-use provision, although efforts to develop a vaccine for the deadly illness are unlikely to bear fruit until 2015, officials say. The test-tube diagnostic test was...
  • Minorities aren't well represented in environmental groups, study says

    Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday. The report found that while people of...
  • Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week

    Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week
    Farmers Market Week begins Aug. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent public health organization wants consumers to remember a few things about food safety. Uncooked produce is twice as likely to make you sick than...
  • Courts issue conflicting rulings on health care tax credits

    WASHINGTON Two appeals courts on Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace. The conflicting rulings,...
  • Q&A on health care law rulings

    WASHINGTON Contrary rulings Tuesday on a key element of the Affordable Care Act by two separate federal appeals courts raise a variety of questions. Q. What happened? A. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided 2-1 that tax...
  • Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?

    Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?
    A recent report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ranked the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. by how much alcohol the average resident consumes each year. Looking at a map of which states are down with the beer, wine and liquor,...
  • Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails

    Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails
    In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...