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Obama & Christie tangle over Ebola response

President Barack Obama chided Governor Christie Christie over mandatory quarantines for travelers, which medical professionals say is an overreaction to Ebola and a likely way to inspire panic and fear rather than steps that will stop the disease in its tracks. “When…

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger for ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan for NPR IN 2012, TWO MASSIVE STORMS pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks. Americans did what they so often do…

Texas prefers Ebola over Obamacare

When Republican politicians running the state opted out of Medicaid expansion, they left 1.1 million Texans without health insurance coverage and helped keep America vulnerable to a potentially deadly epidemic. In Texas, 25 percent of the population is uninsured, but Republican Governor Rick Perry…