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In a whole-of-government approach and with international partners, the United States is significantly upping its response to the West African Ebola epidemic to save lives now and halt future outbreaks. The measures President Barack Obama announced during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control...

OBAMA1-110310_16Sep14.jpg President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday to outline steps the U.S. will take to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

UScapitol-091614.jpg Senate Republicans once again voted Monday to block a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the national gender wage gap. The Senate voted 52 to 40 in favor of limiting debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, falling well short of the 60 votes required.

U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command Headquarters in Liberia to support U.S. military activities and help coordinate expanded U.S. and international relief efforts to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, senior administration officials said ahead of President Barack Obama's visit Tuesday...

Producer-Price-Index-091614.jpg After reporting a modest uptick in U.S. producer prices in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that producer prices came in unchanged in the month of August. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand was unchanged in August after inching up by 0.1 percent in July.

UN-Security-Council-091614.jpg The United Nations Security Council has long been a bastion for men selected to represent their countries on what is considered to be the Organization's most powerful body. But now, women ambassadors are occupying more than one third of the Council's 15 seats, making history with record representation of the gender. "It's a little strange that it's taken us this long," according to Ambassador Syl

The U.S. military forces intensified attack on Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq, in line with an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large parts of the country and neighboring Syria. US fighter aircraft carried out two airstrikes on Sunday...

A delegation of civil society leaders from 30 countries arrives in the United States this week to address the issue of increasing restrictions on the work of civil society Worldwide. The delegation is attending the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. It will examine the role...

US President Barack Obama has included twenty-two countries in his list of major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries for this year, the US State Department said in statement on Monday. The countries in the US President's list are Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia,...

Foreign ministers of some 30 nations attending a international conference in Paris on Monday pledged to help the Iraqi government by "all possible means" to fight militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The...

YukiyaAmano-091514.jpg Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Monday that nuclear programs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran remain matters of serious concern. The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog made the remarks at the opening of the...

OBAMA3-090310_15Sep14.jpg While most Americans support President Barack Obama's decision to take action against the terrorist group ISIS, the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll found that the vast majority lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals.

Jeanne-Brown-091514.jpg In a race that could potentially play a big role in determining which party controls the Senate, the results of a CNN/ORC International poll showed incumbent New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., running neck-and-neck with Republican challenger Scott Brown.

manufacturing-030411_15Sep14.jpg With manufacturing output falling for the first time since January, the Federal Reserve released a report on Monday showing that U.S. industrial production unexpectedly decreased in the month of August. The report said industrial production edged down by 0.1 percent in August.

Empire-State-Manufacturing-091514.jpg Business activity in the New York manufacturing sector has expanded at a robust pace in the month of September, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday, with the index of activity in the sector jumping to its highest level in almost five years.