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Bergdahl Is Questioned In Army Probe

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Army investigators questioned Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for the first time Wednesday in the Pentagon’s probe of his 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan, subsequent capture and nearly five years in Taliban captivity. Bergdahl’s May 31 release in exchange for five senior Taliban militants set off a political firestorm in Washington, with mainly Republican lawmakers […]

FDA Approves Ebola Virus Test; Vaccine Will Probably Take Until 2015

(MCT) — The Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of an unapproved Ebola virus test under a special emergency-use provision, although efforts to develop a vaccine for the deadly illness are unlikely to bear fruit until 2015, officials say. The test-tube diagnostic test was developed by the U.S. military and is used to detect […]

CDC Ramps Up Ebola Response; WHO Considers Experimental Treatments

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday placed their emergency operations center in Atlanta on the highest response level because of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The move comes as more cases of the deadly virus have migrated from rural villages and towns in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra […]

Federal Court Takes Up Gay Marriage Cases From 4 States

(MCT) — A Federal appeals panel in Cincinnati heard arguments Wednesday from six same-sex marriage cases that have worked their way through the courts in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In all six cases, judges in lower courts have affirmed gay rights by either striking down State bans on same-sex marriage or by requiring State […]

Senator Roberts Holds Off Tea Party Candidate In Kansas GOP Primary

Senator Roberts Holds Off Tea Party Candidate In Kansas GOP Primary

One of the last chances for a Tea Party challenger to oust an establishment Republican came to an end in Kansas on Tuesday night when Senator Pat Roberts defeated Milton Wolf. Another chance will come today, as a Tea Party challenger faces a two-term Senator in Tennessee’s GOP primary.

Nixon Reframes Watergate Scandal In Rereleased 1983 Interviews

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (MCT) — On the eve of Richard Nixon’s resignation 40 years ago, he could hear protesters chanting outside the White House as he retired to the Lincoln Sitting Room to make calls. The distant shouting reminded him of the height of the Vietnam War protests. “Except this time,” he recalled during the […]

Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads New Jersey’s Christie On His Turf

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie, a potential White House contender, in his home State, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. Clinton, President Barack Obama’s former secretary of state, leads the second-term Governor 50 percent to 42 percent in the poll. The poll exposes […]

Study Links Four Proteins To Esophageal Cancer

PITTSBURGH (MCT) — A study has identified four proteins associated with the onset of esophageal cancer, the precursor to developing a blood test for early detection and better treatment of a particularly lethal disease. The findings — by doctors at Allegheny Health Network, the University of Pittsburgh, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., and […]

Senate Report On CIA Abuses Delayed By Fight Over Classified Data

WASHINGTON (MCT) — A long-awaited Senate report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation of prisoners during the George W. Bush Administration will wait a while longer. The Senate and the White House can’t agree on what to release to the public. Last week, after months of review, the White House gave the Senate Intelligence Committee its […]

Mother Of Marine Jailed In Mexico Asks For Letters, Prayers For Son

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (MCT) — In a sometimes tearful news conference Tuesday, the mother of a Marine reservist jailed in Mexico on weapons charges said that public support will help her son endure the months ahead. “Any words, any support, prayers, he would greatly appreciate,” Jill Tahmooressi told reporters at a conference at the Belly […]

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