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  • Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media

    A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported on Thursday, just days after a man was released from a hospital following a near-deadly bout with the germ. Joe Wood of Stafford, Virginia, said he...
  • U.S. Senate Republicans block $2.7 billion border security bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern U.S. border was blocked on Thursday by Republican opposition. By...
  • U.S. Senate confirms first ambassador to Russia in five months

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved President Barack Obama's choice of John Tefft to be the next American ambassador to Russia, filling a post that had been vacant since February. Tefft is a former envy to Ukraine...
  • U.S. Congress extends transport funding though May, averting cuts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a $10.9 billion funding extension for transportation construction projects through May 2015, averting a cutback in federal payments to states that was due to start on Friday. Senate approval...
  • First lady calls homelessness among veterans a 'stain on the soul of this nation'

    WASHINGTON First lady Michelle Obama stressed the administration's commitment to end homelessness among veterans Thursday and predicted that the country is on "the verge of making a major breakthrough." "That's a stain on the soul of this nation," Obama,...
  • Cliff Lee placed on DL, likely done for season

    Cliff Lee placed on DL, likely done for season
    As if the Phillies didn't need anything else to go wrong. Cliff Lee strained his left flexor pronator for the second time this season with two outs in the third inning of a 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals Thursday evening. It was just his third...
  • Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own...
  • U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms' chicken appears over

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A salmonella outbreak linked to California-based poultry producer Foster Farms' contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The...
  • Vietnam War defined Army hero's life

    Vietnam War defined Army hero's life
    Early in the Vietnam War's infamous Tet Offensive, on Feb. 2, 1968, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Dennis McDougall was leading his platoon through heavy enemy fire in the streets of My Tho when a Viet Cong sniper shot him square in the chest. McDougall survived,...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • Obamacare subsidy case could be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

    Obamacare subsidy case could be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday. The petition requests the U.S. high...