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President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains

Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

Restaurant's 'Prayer Discount' Sparks Mix Of Praise, Anger

When a patron of Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., posted a photo of her tab denoting a 15 percent discount for "praying in public," the post went viral.

Dad Says New Medical Marijuana Bill Isn’t Enough

Sebastien Cotte and his wife take turns caring for their 3-year-old son Jagger around the clock. Jagger has a condition called Leigh’s Disease, which is a neurological disorder than impacts almost every facet of his life.

As Labor Market Advances, Millions Are Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.

These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.

How One Non-Profit Delivers Medical Supplies And Cuts Down On Waste

One weekday afternoon in Decatur, volunteers sort gauze, seal the seams of boxes with packing tape, and mark labels for future recipients who most likely live thousands of miles away. Inside these boxes are medical supplies waiting to be shipped. These volunteers work at MedShare-- a nonprofit that recovers and distributes surplus medical supplies and equipment to countries in need.

How U.S. Hospitals Keep Deadly Germs Like Ebola Virus Contained

If all goes according to plan, patients with Ebola virus will soon enter the United States. How does a hospital care for critically ill patients while protecting other patients, staff and the public?

Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.

A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

After a small North Carolina town lost its hospital, Belhaven's Republican mayor decided it was time to demand that North Carolina cover more people through the Medicaid program.

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