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Obama signs $16B VA bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill designed to provide veterans with more timely medical care and fix problems in the scandal-plagued VA.

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Obama administration setting up group on experimental Ebola drugs

A special Ebola working group will consider using experimental drugs to help the hundreds infected by the deadly disease.

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Many families still under economic stress after recession

A quarter of U.S. families feel they are under economic stress as the aftershock of the Great Recession continues to drag down living standards.

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U.S. jobless claims fall; four-week average hits 8-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since

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Obama to sign $16.3B veterans spending bill

President Barack Obama will sign a plan to ease health care delays at VA facilities.

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Americans worry illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

As President Barack Obama considers loosening immigration policy, a new poll shows Americans are worried illegal immigration threatens the economy.

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Obama: Insufficient data to fast-track Ebola drug

President Barack Obama says the initial response should focus on public health measures to contain the outbreak.

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Military preparing to fly home body of slain general

Major General Harold Greene, a senior officer with the international military command ISAF, is the most senior U.S. military official killed in action overseas since Vietnam.

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U.S. appeals court takes up gay marriage cases from 4 states

The battle over same-sex marriage resumes on Wednesday when a federal appeals court convenes a special three-hour hearing.

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

U.S. firm says 1.2B passwords, Internet credentials stolen

A cybersecurity firm says it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses amassed by a Russian crime ring.

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Second American Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospital

A missionary stricken with Ebola wore a protective white suit as she was wheeled into the hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Army to start questioning ex-POW Bergdahl today

The U.S. military plans to start questioning Bowe Bergdahl on the circumstances that led to his 2009 capture in Afghanistan.

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Poll: Americans divided on paying for roads

Americans want good transportation but they don't necessarily want to pay for it.

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U.S. General killed in Afghan insider attack; 14 injured

A man described as a "terrorist in an army uniform" opened fire troops, killing at least one American serviceman.

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‘Gluten-free’ labeling standards kick in

Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

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Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school

The Orange are at the top of the annual list of the nation's top party schools. Did your alma mater make the list?

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Obama to announce $14B in investments in Africa

U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and IT projects across Africa.

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Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour ceasefire begins

Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas as a first step toward a more enduring end to the month-old war.

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U.S. to close interim shelters housing migrant children

Three interim shelters that have housed thousands of unaccompanied minors will close within weeks.

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James Brady, former White House Press Secretary, dead at 73

The former press secretary, critically wounded in the assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan, has died.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, and Scott Caan are among the celebs celebrating this weekend.

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Rose in, Lillard out for US basketball roster

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The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6

Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders perform during a preseason NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Diego Chargers, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Seattle.

Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping the Seattle Seahawks rout the Chicago Bears 34-6 on Friday night.

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Mariners get 5 runs with 2 outs in 9th, beat Bosox

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Austin Jackson's bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night.

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Seattle to battle Spirit in NWSL playoffs

Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo waves to fans after an NWSL soccer game against the Sky Blue FC Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Seattle. Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew a week ago, then pleaded not guilty and was released without bail after a court appearance Monday, June 23. She was eligible to play in Saturday's match, but did not start.

The Seattle Reign host the Washington Spirit on Sunday.