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Medical Unit Richard Besser
Aug 26, 2014 6:01pm

2 African Ebola Patients to Be Discharged From Hospital After Getting ZMapp

MONROVIA, Liberia – Two African health workers who received doses of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp are set to be discharged from the hospital later this week, a Liberian health official told ABC News today. Ebola Wards See Flood of Patients, Outflow of Bodies Looking… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Aug 26, 2014 8:33am

Why Amazon (AMZN) Is Buying Gamer Site Twitch

Morning Money Memo: Watching people play video games is a spectator sport. That’s why Amazon is paying nearly $1 billion for Twitch Interactive, the most popular streaming channel for people who watch others play video games. Amazon wants to own this space. Twitch is a… Read More »

The Note
Aug 26, 2014 7:00am

House Clears Up to $350K for Lawsuit Against Obama

The House of Representatives has hired Baker & Hostetler, one of America’s largest law firms, to the tune of $500 an hour, but a total not to exceed $350,000, to represent the lower chamber in its lawsuit against President Obama. In one of its final… Read More »

The Note
Aug 25, 2014 9:33pm

Oklahoma Sued for Drawing the Blinds on Botched Execution

Prompted by the botched execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett, the ACLU today filed a lawsuit alleging that state prison officials violated reporters’ First Amendment rights when they drew the shade nearly 30 minutes before Lockett’s death. “Because of the State’s use of… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Aug 25, 2014 5:19pm

Could Medical Marijuana Laws Cut Painkiller Deaths?

By Dr. Jamie Zimmerman States that have legalized medical marijuana may be reaping an unintended benefit from easing up on restrictions: They appear to have nearly 25 percent fewer deaths from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a new study found. The  study, published today in the… Read More »

The Note
Aug 23, 2014 8:52pm

Rick Perry Honors James Foley In His New Hampshire Hometown

ROCHESTER, N.H. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry commemorated the life of James Foley, the American journalist brutally murdered by ISIS, in his New Hampshire hometown today, merely miles from where Foley’s parents live. “This young man personified what courage is all about. He showed us… Read More »

The Note
Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm

Rick Perry Selling Double-Mugshot T-Shirts

Texas Governor Rick Perry‘s smiling mugshot now has its own t-shirt. RickPAC is selling t-shirts bearing the mugshots of Perry and Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County District Attorney at the center of the governor’s indictment. The front of the t-shirt features Perry’s mugshot with a… Read More »

By ABC News

Consumer Report Economy
Aug 22, 2014 3:53pm

Here’s How to Minimize the Student Loans ‘Ruining Our Lives’

ABC News’ John Kapetaneas reports: About 20 million college students will begin classes nationwide this fall, with more than a few of them taking out federal and private loans to finance their education. Total U.S. student debt stands upwards of $1 trillion in 2014, outpacing… Read More »

The Note
Aug 22, 2014 3:48pm

John Kerry Spotted in Nantucket

While the State Department hasn’t said where John Kerry is this week–he’s out of the office the department has told media, without confirming his location on the record–it appears the secretary has been spotted by a handful of Twitter users and one Instagrammer vacationing in… Read More »

The Note
Aug 22, 2014 3:33pm

Rick Perry Doesn’t ‘Really Understand the Details’ of Indictment

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry returned to New Hampshire Friday for the first time since 2012, as he tries to rehab his political image after a failed presidential bid. Speaking to a group of business leaders here, Perry tried to focus on substance,… Read More »