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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's former city comptroller Amer Ahmad should be sentenced to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors say. | File photo

Feds say Emanuel's former comptroller deserves 15-year sentence

Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

WASHINGTON — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

Chicago Public Schools will formally issue a request for proposals in December for a new school to be put in the Dyett High School building at 555 E. 51st St. in Bronzeville. | File Photo

Under pressure from community, CPS wants new Dyett HS

Phased out over the past few years to just 13 seniors, Dyett High School in Bronzeville will again be an open-enrollment high school, Chicago Public Schools announced Friday as it yielded to community pressure.  

President Barack Obama hugs nurse Nina Pham, who was declared free of the Ebola virus after contracting the disease while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas, during a meeting in the Oval Office on Friday. | Getty Images

Obama meets with Dallas nurse 'cured' from Ebola

BETHESDA, Md. — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Friday at the State Department. | AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Kerry: U.S. won't exchange apology for Americans' freedom

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.

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Pesky or effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

Lawn signs touting candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It's the sign of the season. And despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout invasively.

Madeleine Albright wins Twitter battle with Conan O'Brien

Not only has Madeleine Albright made her way onto a Wheaties box, but now, she's proven she can go toe to toe with Conan O'Brien on Twitter. And she clearly won the battle that started with this:

Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.

GOP ads are taking aim at how often incumbent Democrats have voted with President Barack Obama. | AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Fact check: Making 97 percent a failing grade

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent. Depending on the state, that's how often GOP candidates say their incumbent Democratic opponents have voted with President Barack Obama, citing vote scoring conducted by Congressional Quarterly.