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CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Inquiry Shows CIA Spied On Senate Panel That Was Investigating The Agency

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.

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Economists Expect Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:52am

The government releases the July unemployment report Friday. The June report was surprisingly strong, and economists will be watching to see if employers kept the hiring spree going.

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Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:52am

Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.

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3-Day Gaza Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect After Heavy Fighting

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:11am

The cease-fire, announced hours earlier by the U.S. and the U.N., started at 8 a.m. local time Friday. Israel and Hamas both said they would respect it but would respond to attacks.

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Congress Approves $16.3 Billion VA Health Care Bill

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:19pm

A 91-3 vote in the Senate will send the landmark VA legislation, meant to address widespread problems in the VA health care system, to President Obama for his signature.

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data to Changed Terrorist Behavior

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:01pm

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:34pm

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:03pm

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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