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Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.
US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."
Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine
State officials are seeking a judge's permission to require quarantine for a nurse who's vowed to defy Maine's request for self-isolation after treating Ebola patients in West Africa.
Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight
Supporters of ballot measures to legalize marijuana in Oregon and Alaska are focusing on young voters, who are considered more likely than others to favor legal pot, but less likely to cast a ballot.
Pentagon opts for troop isolation
Although federal health officials aren't recommending quarantine for people returning from West Africa, the Pentagon is going to require 21 days of supervised isolation for all American troops coming home from Ebola response missions in the region.
Sarah Palin hopes to run for office again some day
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she hopes to run for office again and is urging Republican leaders to have "more guts" as they pursue their agenda.
9 first-time Latino candidates run for Congress
First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there's no more critical time to vote than now.
Jeb Bush: Obama handling of Ebola 'incompetent'
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is criticizing President Barack Obama's initial handling of the Ebola crisis as "incompetent," saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus.
Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue
Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords is as committed as ever to pushing for tighter gun-control laws, four years after she was shot in the head.
'Voluntary' quarantine challenged
It's described as a voluntary quarantine -- but a lawyer for nurse Kaci Hickox says there's nothing voluntary about it if authorities in Maine are coercing her into staying in her home.
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