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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Economists had predicted a solid month of hiring in August. But the latest jobs report came in below expectations and proved a bit confounding again. There were just 142,000 jobs added last month, and...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: It was a shocking accident. A 9-year old girl at a gun range in Arizona shot and killed her instructor last week while he was teaching her how to use an Uzi machine gun. Among the questions it’s...
The smallpox virus shown under magnification. Photo By BSIP/UIG via Getty Images WASHINGTON – The National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous...
Overall obesity rates in U.S. Map of overall obesity rates in U.S. Image courtesy of CDC. This week, the Center for Disease Control released new data on obesity in the United States. The discrepancy between rates for white and black adults reveals...
The congressional investigation has been highly politicized because of allegations the IRS improperly singled out tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status. Photo by Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia CommonsWASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has lost...
Photo illustration by Getty ImagesConsumers may soon find a surprise in their mailbox: a notice that their health plan is being canceled. Last year, many consumers who thought their health plans would be canceled because they didn’t meet the...