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Fiancée of New York Ebola Patient to Return to Apartment

1 hour 30 min ago
New York City health officials were preparing to release the fiancée of a recently diagnosed Ebola patient to her Manhattan apartment where she will remain under quarantine, people familiar with the matter said.

Gay Marriage Recognized by Federal Agencies in Six More States

2 hours 47 min ago
The federal government will recognize gay marriage in six new states, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Saturday, bringing the total to 32 states where same-sex couples may receive federal benefits.

Iraq Struggles With Militants Near Baghdad

4 hours 4 min ago
The weakness of Iraq’s U.S.-trained military is a growing worry as Islamic State fighters threaten Baghdad, with attacks as close as 12 miles west of the capital.

New Homes' Problem: Price

4 hours 10 min ago
The gap between the more expensive median price of newly built homes and that of resales has exceeded $70,000 for most of the economic recovery, the widest spread since the Commerce Department and the National Association of Realtors started tracking the figures in 1968.

Two Dead in Washington State School Shooting

4 hours 38 min ago
A shooting at a high-school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., Friday left two students dead, four more injured and this community north of Seattle in shock. The suspected shooter, who was a student and one of the two fatalities, died of an apparent self-inflicted wound at the scene.

CDC Responds Rapidly to Latest Ebola Case

5 hours 8 min ago
The federal and state response to an infected doctor in New York presents a sharp contrast to the response to the nation’s first case in Dallas late last month.

Investors Resume Rush for Stocks, but Fears Lurk

5 hours 51 min ago
The stock market soared this week, reclaiming ground lost earlier in the month. But many investors worried that, with stock prices high and the world economy unsettled, this year’s succession of sudden dips and sharp recoveries may not be over.

State Quarantines Stoke Debate Over Monitoring

5 hours 52 min ago
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut imposed 21-day quarantines on health-care workers returning from West Africa, stoking a debate over how to curb Ebola without impeding humanitarian aid.

Oregon Initiative Seeks Lower Pot Taxes Than Cities Want

October 24, 2014 - 7:24pm
As voters in this state prepare to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, a dispute over taxing the drug is demonstrating the complexity of transforming a black market into a legal one.

Florida's Medical Pot Vote Turns Into Political Party Battle

October 24, 2014 - 7:15pm
A proposed constitutional amendment in Florida that would make it the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana is among the most expensive ballot fights in the country.

Income Gap Colors Testy Governor's Race

October 24, 2014 - 7:03pm
A yawning income gap in Connecticut has come to the fore in a combative governor’s race, with Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican Tom Foley seeking to tap voters’ unease to tip the balance.

Liberals Seek a Non-Clinton

October 24, 2014 - 7:01pm
Liberal donors and activists are trumpeting candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to run against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

N.J. Senate Candidates Square Off

October 24, 2014 - 6:01pm
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Republican challenger Jeff Bell sought to paint each other as extremes of their parties in their only debate.

New York Officials Urge Calm Amid Ebola Diagnosis

October 24, 2014 - 5:33pm
New York Gov. Cuomo said he planned to ride all of the subway lines used by a 33-year-old physician who has been diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Guinea.

North Korea Closer to Building Nuclear Missile, U.S. Says

October 24, 2014 - 4:54pm
North Korea probably has the capability to produce a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a rocket, a top U.S. commander said Friday, moving it closer to building a nuclear missile.

Washington Power Brokers Battle for the Rooftops

October 24, 2014 - 3:17pm
Ahead of midterm elections, competition in the capital for party venues with a view is fierce.

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Is 'Virus Free'

October 24, 2014 - 2:40pm
Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who fell ill with Ebola after treating a Liberian patient who died in the U.S., is free from the virus and will be discharged from a Maryland facility.

Ruemmler Withdraws Herself From Attorney General Consideration

October 24, 2014 - 1:59pm
Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, a White House official said.

GOP Gains in Key Senate Races as Gender Gap Narrows

October 24, 2014 - 1:17pm
In a warning flag for Democrats, recent polls suggest the party is failing to draw enough support from women in three key Senate races—in Iowa, Arkansas and Colorado—to offset the strong backing that men are giving to Republicans.

House Panel Questions U.S. Quarantine Procedures

October 24, 2014 - 12:43pm
Members of a House oversight committee said Friday that a new Ebola case in New York City raises questions about quarantine procedures applied to U.S. troops and aid workers in the region on their return to the U.S.