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November 3, 2016 8:49 PM Italian 'land artist' etches Donald Trump's face across 6 acres of corn

VERONA, Italy, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An Italian "land artist" created a six-acre portrait of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump using a tractor and a corn field. Dario Gambarin, an artist famed for his corn field portraits of subjects including President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and even an Ebola virus, used a tractor to etch Trump's likeness in a corn field 37

October 26, 2016 11:24 PM In first, US abstains in UN vote against Cuba embargo

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time in 25 years from a vote at the United Nations calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba. The UN General Assembly adopted the annual resolution by an overwhelming 191 votes in favor -- with only the United States and Israel abstaining in the 193-nation 52

October 6, 2016 9:55 AM British nurse who contracted Ebola in 2014 taken back to hospital: PA

LONDON Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola in 2014 while caring for patients in Sierra Leone, was taken back to hospital on Thursday with a police escort, the Press Association (PA) reported. Cafferkey, 40, who was infected during an outbreak of the highly contagious disease that killed more than 11,300 people in three West African 37

October 5, 2016 7:43 PM Ohio Bridal Shop That Closed Amid Ebola Scare Sues Hospital

The owner of an Ohio bridal shop that went out of business after an Ebola scare has sued a Texas hospital, saying it failed to train and prevent a nurse from contracting the virus from a hospital patient. The nurse, Amber Vinson, visited the shop in 2014 and tried on a wedding dress. She was diagnosed with Ebola when she returned to Texas. The shop, Coming 32

September 23, 2016 9:07 AM Inside Hillary Clinton’s debate prep

The Democrat holds more moot court than mock debate as she prepares to show her opponent as unbalanced and ill prepared. Karen Dunn is polite, precise and barely more than five feet tall -- but after Barack Obama’s dreadful first debate against Mitt Romney in 2012, she got up in the face of the leader of the free world. And Obama did – delivering a powerful 42

September 21, 2016 6:29 PM Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launches $3B program to cure disease

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are launching an ambitious new effort to spend $3 billion over the next decade to cure disease. The goal is to "work together to cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime," Dr. Chan said during an event in San Francisco for the Chan Zuckerberg 36

September 20, 2016 1:50 PM Obama To Give Final Speech Before U.N. General Assembly

President Obama will address the United Nations General Assembly this morning, his final speech before the international governing body. As he nears the end of his two terms in office, the president is expected to address some of his administration's biggest foreign policy initiatives, including the completion of the Paris climate accord, restoring diplomatic 36

September 6, 2016 2:01 PM Congress resumes Zika funding battle today, with little resolution in sight

WASHINGTON — Congress is set to resume its battle over funding to fight the Zika virus today, but with little sight of compromise as the health crisis continues to spread. In the seven weeks since lawmakers went on recess, mosquitoes carrying the virus have been confirmed to be in the country. Thirty-five Americans have contracted the virus from a mosquito 52

September 5, 2016 7:56 PM Back to Work: Congress Faces Five Looming Issues Following Summer Recess

When Congress returns to work in D.C. on Tuesday, members will have to brush off the dust accumulated on a stack of bills left undone prior to their summer recess. Though Congress was able to pass a Puerto Rico bankruptcy relief and opioid relief bill before their August recess, several politicians, including President Barack Obama, are hoping they will pass other 40

August 11, 2016 5:32 PM Senate Democrats are going to need a lot more people to be afraid of Zika if they want it to be a campaign issue

Senate Democrats are hoping to pin the growing Zika virus health risk on Republicans — and they're hoping it makes vulnerable Senate Republicans even more vulnerable in November. There's one big problem with that plan: A majority of Americans don't seem to be all that concerned about Zika. According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, 65 percent 56