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An Iraqi woman holds her child outside of a displacement camp for those escaping the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 28 in Khazair, Iraq. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The White House is weighing direct military...
Robyn Zwolinski decided to donate the pancreas of her dog, Blaire, right, pictured with her “little sister” Cleo, in July. The donated organ will further diabetes research at bioscience firm Likarda. Photo courtesy of Robyn ZwolinskiIn early July,...
A view of gloves and boots used by medical staff, drying in the sun, at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou, on April 1, 2014. Photo by Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — A U.S. health official warns that the current Ebola crisis...
Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison Washington’s NFL team has drawn more fire over its use of the “Redskins” nickname, this time from the collegiate level. According to Minnesota Public Radio, University of Minnesota President Eric...
Photo by Hero Images/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans. New rules would ease restrictions on college students seeking loans from the...
President Barack Obama participates in a signing ceremony for the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 at Wallace Theater in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images FORT BELVOIR...