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GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.

With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban

Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.

Hiccups Were The Clue That Led Researchers To Ebola

Journalist Jeffrey Stern traveled to Guinea to find out why it took so long for scientists to figure out that the Ebola virus had struck. He tells a revealing tale in this month's Vanity Fair.

Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages but to take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.

With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

Currently, Ebola is known to spread only through contact with body fluids. Some people have worried that Ebola could start spreading through the air. But scientists say that's not likely.

Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

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