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Visa Makes Big Move To Boost Consumer Spending Online

Ever try shopping on your smartphone and decide you don't want to put in your credit card number? Visa says it's a big problem and came up with a tool that combines improved security and convenience.

Savannah-Chatham School Board Runoff: Jolene Byrne

GPB's Emily Jones talks with Jolene Byrne about her campaign for school board president

Patients With Low-Cost Insurance Struggle To Find Specialists

A Houston internist who supported the Affordable Care Act now finds that many of her patients who bought less expensive coverage have trouble getting the specialized care they need.

Savannah-Chatham School Board Runoff: Chester Ellis

GPB's Emily Jones talks with Chester Ellis, who's running for school board president

Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.

Syria's Army On The Verge Of Retaking The Country's Largest City

Rebels captured the eastern half of Aleppo, the country's biggest city, two years ago. Now President Assad's army looks likely to drive them out in what would be a major blow to the opposition.

Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails

A bill to require employers to pay for birth control did not pass a procedural vote in the Senate. The vote may have been held largely to put GOP senators on record on the issue.

CDC Director Calls Safety Lapses 'Unacceptable'

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify about what he called an “unacceptable” series of safety breaches. Dr. Tom Frieden, who heads the Atlanta-based federal health laboratories, was in Washington to address the mishandling of potentially lethal anthrax spores in June. Since that episode, the agency has revealed there have been other occasions in which scientists at the CDC have mishandled small pox and avian flu virus samples.

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