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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.

Texas hospital official: 'We are deeply sorry' about Ebola mistakes

A Texas doctor has apologized for what he calls mistakes in how his hospital handled Ebola, as schools close out of fear that they're vulnerable to the virus.

HBO to offer stand-alone streaming service

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — While continuing to seek subscribers from cable and satellite, HBO will start to sell its service separately via the Internet next year.

Police: Baby dies after left alone in crib for 16 hours

Nokesville, Virginia (CNN) — A 9-month-old Virginia baby died after she was left alone in her crib for 16 hours while her parents drank, police said.