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Ebola outbreak graphic

CNN

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Hundreds dead. Many more infected. Pervasive fear and denial, challenging authorities in west Africa who are trying to assess and address the Ebola crisis.

And it's only getting worse.

That's what government and humanitarian officials said Wednesday, a...

Capitol building dome

Burke Buckhorn/CNN

House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution.

The vote was 225-201.

Republicans argue Obama's...

Senate

Senate TV

Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2 billion mistake.

New Mexico man marinates dog

Police: Man planned to eat girlfriend's dog

According to a criminal complaint filed in a Torrance County, New Mexico, court, the dog was stabbed in the heart and skinned. Parts of the animal were then buried in the backyard, while others were marinating inside a bag in a freezer.

CIA Headquarters Langley Virginia

REUTERS/Jason Reed

CIA interrogation report could be released next week

A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 terror attacks could be released to the public as soon as next week, congressional sources in each party said Wednesday.

Depressed anxious woman, depression

SXC

Could a blood test predict suicides?

Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?

Shujaiya neighborhood, Gaza

Palestinian Information Center

In Gaza, 'humanitarian window' shuts fast

An airstrike hits an open air market. An explosion rocks a school-turned-shelter. A booby-trapped tunnel explodes.

These were among the scenes in Gaza in a more-than-three-week-old conflict that has left more than 1,300 people dead and even more wound...

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, the Army and his attorney said.

Attorney Eugene Fidell told CNN he will know for sure next week exa...

Bank of America

Reuters

BofA hit with $1.3 billion mortgage penalty

Thousands of bad loans made years ago by Countrywide are Bank of America's problem now.

VA Medical Center

CNN

House approves bill to overhaul VA

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

Donetsk, Ukraine damage

Raja Razek/CNN

Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

The road isn't easy -- past shelling and eerie separatist checkpoints. But where it leads is harder still.

Twelve days after MH17 was blown out of the sky, pieces of the plane remain here, but for days investigators haven't been able to reach the site...

NY stock exchange

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stocks end mixed after pops and drops

Despite strong economic growth and no major surprises from the Federal Reserve, the bulls couldn't quite get it together Wednesday.

National News Slideshows

On this day: July 31

Apollo 15 Lunar Rover on moon, astronaut Jim Irwin

NASA

Mt. Fuji erupts, the Apollo 15 astronauts go for a ride, major-league baseball players end their strike, and Michael Phelps swims into Olympic history, all on this day.

On this day: July 30

Jimmy Hoffa file photo

Library of Congress

Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

20 scariest states in America

scared woman driving car

iStock/cookelma

Clowns, spiders and snakes, oh my! These states are the scariest in America, according to, well, Americans.

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