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Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt listAfter a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, ...


2014-09-17 00:51:20 -0600

President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.


2014-09-16 20:14:22 -0600

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden makes remarks during a round table discussion with small business owners in ChicagoBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the 2016 Democratic presidential competition there is Hillary Clinton and everyone else, all powerful politicians who could make a credible run should she decide not to seek the presidency. Vice President Joe Biden is at the top of that group, which also includes Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Biden's visit to Iowa on Wednesday for a relatively minor event speaks volumes about his desire to keep his name relevant in the 2016 discussion. ...


2014-09-16 22:11:01 -0600