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  • Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear

    Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear
    As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling government regulation.
  • Some lawmakers urge restrictions on flights from Africa to stop Ebola

    Some lawmakers urge restrictions on flights from Africa to stop Ebola
    Top health officials warned Friday that additional restrictions on travel to the U.S. from countries infected with Ebola would only cause the deadly disease to proliferate overseas and remain a global threat. The remarks at a congressional hearing in...

    House Republicans Grill Comcast Over Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    House Republican and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about Comcast's proposed combination with Time Warner Cable, including the possibility that the company would gain too much market power over the lineup of channels and programming over its...

    Federal government cuts travel costs; scientists warn of collaboration lost

    Federal government cuts travel costs; scientists warn of collaboration lost
    Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that...

    Commission identifies obstacles for African-Americans in federal workforce

    Despite decades of regulation, legislation and effort, obstacles continue to hinder equal employment opportunities for African-Americans in the federal workplace, a federal commission has reported. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said...