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HHS Secretary: Increasing Transparency Of Obamacare Will Quiet Critics

Posted On November 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Department of Health and Human Services expects the second year of enrollment at HealthCare.Gov. to go much smoother. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Health Secretary Sylvia Burwell said half-a-million people were able to log onto the site with only a few minor problems yesterday. This summer, Burwell succeeded Kathleen Sebelius who…

New Child Homelessness Report Ranks States Best To Worst

Posted On November 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Alabama does the worst of any state when it comes to helping homeless children. That's according to the annual report card from the National Center On Family Homelessness. The new report ranks each state by child well-being, the extent and risk of child homelessness and state policy and planning. This year, the best…

DEA Surprises NFL With Inspections

Posted On November 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Federal drug agents are taking a hard look at the NFL. CBSSports.com reports the Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting surprise investigations of several teams. Officials were at the 49ers, Buccaneers and other games on Sunday and conducted searches and questioning of medical personnel about prescription drugs. The DEA agents will look into the…

U.S. Adds Mali To Ebola Screening List

Posted On November 16, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. officials are announcing enhanced Ebola screenings for travelers arriving from Mali. Travelers from the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are already undergoing heightened screening at five major U.S. airports. The CDC and the Department of Homeland Security say Mali was added to the list because there have been…

Ebola Victim In Critical Condition During Treatment In Nebraska

Posted On November 16, 2014

(Omaha, NE) -- A surgeon infected with Ebola is in critical condition at a Nebraska hospital. Doctors treating Dr. Martin Salia of Sierra Leone describe his treatment as an "hour-by-hour" situation. Salia is the third Ebola patient to undergo treatment in the hospital's Biocontainment Unit. Salia is a permanent resident of the U.S. and his…