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  • Repeating the mistakes of the AIDS epidemic with Ebola

    Repeating the mistakes of the AIDS epidemic with Ebola
    We must pay attention to the mistakes of history, some wise person once said, so we can do a better job of making them in the future. That's how I feel during the current Ebola crisis when I see how well we Americans seem to be repeating the mistakes of the AIDS epidemic.
  • Senate race in North Carolina brings avalanche of attack ads

    In the seemingly endless and muddy slog of ads in North Carolina's U.S. Senate campaign, weary viewers recently were faced with a dilemma: Which angry schoolteacher to believe? "I always want my students to start with facts and the fact is, Thom...

    Ed Joyce dies at 81; former CBS News president tangled with Dan Rather

    Ed Joyce dies at 81; former CBS News president tangled with Dan Rather
    Ed Joyce, a former president of CBS News whose brief, turbulent tenure in the 1980s was marked by threatened corporate takeovers and settlement of a damaging libel lawsuit from Gen. William Westmoreland, has died. He was 81. His death Saturday at his...

    Groups push to lift needle exchange ban in funding bill

    Needle exchange advocates are urging lawmakers to use a coming must-pass budget bill to lift the decades-old prohibition on spending federal funds for clean syringes for drug users, supporters of the effort said Thursday. The groups are pressing...

    Robert A. Pastor, 66, served as a national security adviser for Carter

    Robert A. Pastor, an influential scholar and policymaker who spent decades working for better inter-American relations and democracy and free elections in the Western Hemisphere, died Wednesday at his home in Washington, D.C., after a three-year battle...