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Health Care

  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    | 08/22/14 02:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying...
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  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria with 2 new cases

    Ebola spreads in Nigeria with 2 new cases

    | 08/22/14 01:36 PM

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger...
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  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    | 08/22/14 12:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans...
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Economy

  • Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Catholic school

    | 08/22/14 02:28 PM

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A former teacher at a Montana Catholic school who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district. Shaela Evenson filed the lawsuit in U.S. District...
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  • Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    | 08/22/14 01:24 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising...
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  • McDonald's names new US president again

    McDonald's names new US president again

    | 08/22/14 11:34 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. The world's biggest...
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