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Peace Corps Evacuates Hundreds Of Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.

House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."

Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good

Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.