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White House defends Biden after gaffes

The White House apologized for remarks Biden made suggesting Turkey and the United Arab Emirates had supported Islamist militants in Syria.

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VA fires senior execs in health care crackdown

Veterans Affairs is firing four senior executives in a crackdown following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for medical care.

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U.S. working on Ebola screenings, but no travel ban

Airline passengers will face increased screening for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the U.S.

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Chicago-area man charged in attempt to join Islamic State

A Chicago-area man faces charges of attempting to support a foreign terrorist organization.

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Charity report ranks states, cities on generosity

Generous cities include New York, Memphis, and Nashville, but the most charitable state might surprise you.

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Supreme Court dodges gay marriage

The high court's action means there will be no imminent national ruling on the issue, with litigation in states where gay marriage is still banned likely to continue.

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Hewlett-Packard to split into 2 companies, lay off 5K

The tech company will separate its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations.

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Parents of American held by ISIS release photos, letter

The parents of a U.S. aid worker held hostage by militants released a letter he wrote from captivity in which he says he is scared to die.

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American Ebola patient arrives in U.S.

The fifth American to contract Ebola arrived in the U.S. for treatment, as the first patient diagnosed on U.S. soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital.

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GM issues yet another recall

General Motors is recalling more than a half-million cars and SUVs.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that happened this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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As midterms loom, Obama shifts spotlight to economy

Polls show the economy is the issue U.S. voters care about most ahead of November midterm elections.

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JPMorgan Chase hack exposed data of 83M customers

The personal information of customers and businesses was compromised in one of the biggest data breaches in history.

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Those close to Dallas Ebola patient quarantined

Health officials have widened their search for others who had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S.

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American camerman for NBC diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia

An American working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive, making him the fifth U.S. citizen to have contracted the virus.

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Scores possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; 4 isolated

Up to 100 people may have had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.

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U.N.: Islamic State committing ‘staggering’ crimes

Insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women as sex slaves, and used child soldiers, a new report says.

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U.S. delays plans to replace Healthcare.gov site

The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the HealthCare.gov insurance website to a new host.

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Poll: Most Americans say spanking is ‘OK’

Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is an acceptable for of discipline at home.

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Obama seeks to restore trust with Latinos

President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way.

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Coming soon: The Mustache Hall of Fame

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There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why not those with a hairy upper lip?

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

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Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

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J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.

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App turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer

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Alcohoot turns your smartphone into a portable, personal breathalyzer.