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Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.

Emory Hospital Prepares To Receive Two Ebola Patients

Emory Hospital officials say Americans shouldn’t be afraid that the two healthcare workers with Ebola coming to Atlanta for treatment will cause an outbreak of the disease. That’s despite the fact that officials believe the two workers who will be treated at a special containment unit at Emory Atlanta’s campus will be the first Ebola patients entering the U.S. Speaking to reporters Friday afternoon, Dr. Bruce Ribner, a professor in the Infectious Disease Division at Emory, said the hospital is prepared for these patients.

NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.

Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.

During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, Dies

The truck was carrying two blindfolded giraffes on a busy highway. The journey captured the attention of drivers but came to a tragic end.

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.

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