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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.

U.S. Beefs Up Security At Some Federal Buildings

The Federal Protective Service will enhance its presence at some buildings in Washington. Homeland Security said public calls by terrorists to attack the U.S. spurred the new measures.

Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

Normally, the "central banker of oil" would slow production to push up prices. Not so now. Some say it's a geopolitical tactic aimed at Russia and Iran; others say it's just protecting market share.

Who Should Pay To Fix The World's Salt-Damaged Soils?

The area of land no longer suitable for farming because of salt degradation is rising quickly. Scientists argue the private sector should help fund efforts to reverse it since it relies on the crops.

Ebola Protocol For Africa Bound Fort Stewart Soldiers Not Set

The soldiers are still awaiting guidance on what procedures to follow when they return to the U.S.

With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

Once young adults started getting coverage through their parents, they started getting checkups more often, a study finds. But they still may need help filling a prescription.

Thieves Tunnel Into Indian Bank Vault From Across The Street

When a bank in northern India opened for business Monday, the staff was surprised to find the strongroom breached from underground. Local media say the crime resembles a movie plot.

American Volunteers In Liberia Are Anti-Quarantine

They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.

Obama on the phone discussin Ebola.

Obama: Ebola Policies Should Support Health Care Workers On Front Lines

The U.S. policies, said Obama, should be crafted to avoid discouraging workers from going overseas to help curb Ebola outbreaks.

Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.

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