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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

 
New York City city workers hand out Ebola information sheets near The Gutter bowling alley where New York City's first Ebola patient visited before showing symptoms of the virus on October 24, 2014 in New York City. Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to the US from Guinea 10 days ago, tested positive for Ebola on Thursday and is now being cared for at Bellevue Hospital. (File Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ebola shows how government bumbles

These are tough days for liberals. Their central dogma — that government is the answer to our problems — is taking a beating.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke Friday at the University of Chicago. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Albright: "The world's a mess"

She’s on a box of Wheaties, and knows how to zing Conan O’Brien on Twitter.

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.

Sign language interpreter steals show during De Blasio speech

Officials tamped down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. But it was the sign language interpreter who stole the show.

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.

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.

 
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