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Photo by Getty ImagesThe percentage of babies born prematurely fell to 11.4 percent in 2013, its lowest level in 17 years, according to an annual March of Dimes report released this week. While many factors contributed to the decline, officials say...
President Obama’s final two years in office will be more challenging after Sen. Mitch McConnell becomes Senate majority leader. Photo of Obama from screen grab, McConnell photo by John Sommers II/Reuters “I’ve been willing to compromise in the...
Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said an agent impersonated an AP reporter in 2007 to help catch a 15-year-old suspect accused of making bomb threats at a high school. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images SEATTLE — FBI...
Loretta Lynch is a federal prosecutor for Eastern New York. Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images WASHINGTON — U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but President Barack Obama does not plan...
Image courtesy of the World Health Organization One of the devastating aspects of the Ebola virus is the hands-off, highly sanitized burial of those who have died from the disease to ward off its spread. After months of dispatching burial teams to...
Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is expected to speak on Tuesday’s race that has incumbent Mark Warner narrowly claiming victory. Photo by Travis Daub McLEAN, Va. — Republican Ed Gillespie is facing a choice whether to concede...