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Obama opposes travel ban to stop Ebola from spreading

 President Barack Obama said Thursday that he opposes issuing a travel ban to stop Ebola from spreading from West Africa into the United States, explaining that "history shows that there is a likelihood of increased avoidance (that co

10-year-old shooter: 'I want to be an inspiration'

 She picks up the custom handgun painted in her favorite colors, purple and black.

Coming soon: Call Starbucks, and have your latte waiting

 For those of you who just can't wait to spend $4 for your Venti latte, Starbucks is about to allow customers to pre-order and prepay for their daily caffeine hit using a mobile app.

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty, according to a special report by the Census Bureau Thursday that provides an alternative look at the worst off people in the nation than the official numbers that come out in September.

Starbucks baristas getting raises and a snack

Starbucks is overhauling its employee manual. The changes include pay raises and a more relaxed dress code for its U.S. employees.

Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola

Gigi the robot looks like a skinny, harmless cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer for hire, a germ zapper that could become an important weapon in the fight against Ebola.

From bridal shop to Ebola ward: Who is Amber Vinson?

Over the weekend, Amber Vinson was in Ohio to plan her wedding. Today, the 29-year-old nurse is hospitalized in Atlanta, fighting the Ebola virus. What a difference a few days can make.

Liberia has shortage of body bags, supplies to fight Ebola outbreak

CNN — As the world reels from its worst Ebola outbreak, the nation hardest hit is declaring a shortage of body bags, which are crucial to preventing the spread of the deadly virus.

How to reduce the risk factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness month. Often referred to as SIDS, this condition is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age.

Under conservative assault, Vatican backtracks on gay comments

Under furious assault from conservative Catholics, the Vatican backtracked Tuesday on its surprisingly positive assessment of gays and same-sex relationships.