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Grimes and McConnellAlison Lundergan Grimes uses opponent Mitch McConnell's own B-roll in attack video.


2014-07-30 12:37:50 -0600

House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, about a compromise bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them, and make it easier to fire executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.


2014-07-30 14:42:38 -0600

Handout photo of Dr. Kent Brantly wearing protective gear at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in MonroviaThe U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February. "The Peace Corps today announced that it is temporarily removing its volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due to the increasing spread of the Ebola virus," the group said in a statement. The Peace Corps currently has 102 volunteers in Guinea, 108 in Liberia and 130 in Sierra Leone working in the areas of education, health and agriculture.


2014-07-30 14:22:39 -0600