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WASHINGTON — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-...
Ruthie Anderson spends time with family at her new apartment in Chicago. Credit: NewsHour Weekend CHICAGO — Just outside Chicago’s city limits in Oak Park, Ill., Ruthie Anderson finally has a place that feels like home. Her sun-filled, one-...
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside – Ebola. The past week...
A Swedish Navy fast-attack craft patrols the waters off Sweden on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. On Friday, the Swedish military announced the operation in the Baltic Sea, following reports of suspicious “foreign underwater activity”. Photo by...
Imagine: “@PDChina: Some runners have given up in the 2014 Beijing Marathon due to serious air pollution in Beijing. pic.twitter.com/t1qyhnstDo” — John Bussey (@johncbussey) October 19, 2014 The 34th Beijing International Marathon went on as...
Miles O’brien spoke with Rich Zurek, chief scientist of Mars Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion laboratory, about particles in Comet Siding Spring’s tail that could collide with NASA’s Mars orbiters. The tiny tail...