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Obama Touts Improved Climate For U.S. Businesses

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

In an interview with The Economist, President Obama said no matter how you look at it, the U.S. economy is better off than when he took office, and that most U.S. businesses have done well.

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4 African Leaders Discuss Elephant Poaching On Capitol Hill

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

African leaders are working on new strategies to breakup illegal wildlife trafficking. The first steps involve better communication among the affected countries.

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Sierra Leone Imposes Drastic Measures To Stop Ebola's Spread

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hard hit by the Ebola virus. Officials have declared a public health emergency to try to stop the spread of Ebola.

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A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:44am

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. They're doing it by giving patients personalized attention.

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Billy Joe Shaver Writes Country Songs — And Lives Them, Too

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:04am

The 75-year-old, who helped pioneer the "outlaw" sound, is one of the most respected songwriters in country music. Decades after his big break, Shaver's life still resembles the tales in his songs.

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2nd American With Ebola En Route To Atlanta

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:44pm

Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.

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