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CDC Director Tom Frieden listens via videoconference as U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s Ebola response at the White House on Oct. 15. President Obama pushed back against calls for...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights...
The poverty rate in the U.S. registered its first drop in the U.S. since 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau reported, falling from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013. But a Brookings Institution analysis finds that the situation remains bleak in...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioNARRATOR: In this south central mountain country, over a third of the population has faced chronic unemployment. MEGAN THOMPSON: For as long as anyone can remember, the coal country of Eastern Kentucky has struggled...