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Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirmed. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images A spokesperson for the Dallas hospital where Ebola patient Thomas...
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Director Tom Frieden shows an awareness poster as he testifies before Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on “Combating the Ebola...
Animated GIF of Super Typhoon Vongfong’s eye. Image via NOAAThe strongest tropical cyclone of 2014 is spinning toward Japan, maintaining winds around 165 miles per hour. Super Typhoon Vongfong is predicted to still be a Category 5 storm by the...
Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — With a late-November deadline approaching, America’s top diplomat is plunging back into Iranian nuclear talks with one eye on his adversary and the other on developments at home, as pressure...
In this photo taken Feb. 10, 2011, the 2012 budget is on display at the U.S. Government Printing Office at Washington. On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the federal government’s budget deficit has fallen to $486...
Many rose early Wednesday morning in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the total lunar eclipse that peaked at 6:55 a.m. EDT. During a total lunar eclipse, the moon turns a coppery shade of red as it passes through the core of the Earth’s shadow....