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  • UN chief urges all nations to help end Ebola in West Africa

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that as long as there is one Ebola case in West Africa "all countries are at risk" and urged all nations to support the final battles to wipe out the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
  • NBA union to investigate league’s concussion protocol

    When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took a closer look at the league's concussion protocols.
  • Doctors complete surgery on Secretary Kerry for broken leg

    Doctors completed surgery Tuesday on Secretary of State John Kerry's broken leg at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and predicted he would make a full recovery.
  • More than 10M enrolled this year under Obama’s health law

    More than 10 million people have signed up for private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama's law, the administration said Tuesday. That puts the nation finally within reach of coverage for all, but it may not last.
  • House panel votes to repeal health law’s medical device tax

    A Republican-run House committee voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
  • Ohio cancels poultry shows at fairs amid bird flu outbreak

    All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state's agriculture department announced Tuesday.
  • Survey: Most Americans with disabilities ‘striving to work’

    More than two-thirds of American adults with disabilities are "striving to work," according to a national employment survey being released just before the landmark legislation protecting their rights turns 25.
  • Poland to cull pigs to prevent African swine fever spread

    Polish authorities say they will cull about 5,800 pigs to prevent the spread of African swine fever.
  • Concerns remain for ‘Viagra for women’ twice rejected by FDA

    The makers of a pill intended to boost sexual desire in women will try again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval after two rejections.
  • South Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus

    South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.