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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

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci (second from left) hugs Nina Pham, the nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan. | Alex Wong/Getty Images

Obama to meet with Dallas nurse 'cured' from Ebola

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus. And Nina Pham will be getting a personal visit from President Barack Obama, the White House announced.

AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Fred Squillante

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:

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.

Sen. Dick Durbin (left) and state Sen. Jim Oberweis

Poll: Durbin holds 14-point lead over Oberweis

With a little more than a week before the Nov. 4 election, a new poll shows Sen. Dick Durbin has a 14-point lead over his Republican challenger, state Sen. Jim Oberweis.

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.

Michelle Obama in new spot for Quinn as Steinem stumps for gov

WASHINGTON — A new spot for Gov. Pat Quinn, released on Friday, features first lady Michelle Obama urging folks to "let’s just get this done and vote for Pat Quinn," a message aimed at turning out the Democratic base vote: women, minorities and youths. Also Friday, feminist author and Democratic activist Gloria Steinem stumps for Quinn in Chicago at an event with female leaders.