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First U.S. Ebola case confirmed

The patient is an adult being treated in an isolation unit in Dallas

Health officials have confirmed the first case if Ebola to emerge in the United States.

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Eric Holder leaving U.S. attorney general post

The announcement is planned for 4:30 p.m. at the White House

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will remain on the job until a successor is chosen.

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U2 releases new album for free on iTunes

Apple is giving away U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," for free on its iTunes store through Oct. 13.

'All clear' at U.S. Army's Fort Lee in Virginia after report of shooter

Shooter reported at Fort Lee. Installation is in lockdown.

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss urges White House to declassify info on exchanged Gitmo prisoners | VIDEO & POLL

Five Afghan nationals labeled as high-risk were sent to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says President Barack Obama should explain why the five prisoners were being held, what was found in their annual reviews by the administration and the risks associated with their release.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop concerned over potential impact of new carbon emission rules

Enviornmental regulations also should take into account the economic impact, congressman says

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said he has asked the EPA to extend the commenting period on its new carbon emission regulations for 120 days to give all sides a chance to give their views on the rules and their impact.

Florida commuter accused of shutting down motorists' cell phones

The FCC has proposed a $48,000 fine

A Florida commuter is in hot water with the FCC to the tune of a $48,000 fine after authorities accuse him of routinely shutting down cell phones on a Florida stretch of Interstate highway with a jamming device.

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Two inmates killed, 100-150 inmates and guards hurt in North Florida jail explosion

The explosion partly leveled the four-story Escambia County, Fla., jail

About 600 inmates were being held in the jail before the 11 p.m. event that authorities believe was caused by a natural gas explosion.

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Georgia congressional delegation reacts to debt ceiling vote

In the House, the nine GOP representatives from Georgia opposed the continuing resolution Wednesday that raised the debt limit for the federal government.

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Affordable Care Act luncheon focuses on business impact

The Afforable Care Act is designed to make significant changes to the health care system, and potentially to how employers provide health care coverage to employees.

Capitol lockdown is lifted

Capitol lockdown is lifted

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Rep. Sanford Bishop issues statement in regard to shutdown

Congressman says American people have a right to be mighty fed up.

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Rep. Austin Scott wants to hold Congress' salaries during shutdown

Rep. Austin Scott, R-Augusta today announced he has signed onto the Government Shutdown Fairness Act (H.R. 3160), which would prohibit Members of Congress from receiving a salary during a government shutdown.

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New delays hit Obamacare rollout before October 1 launch

The U.S. government on Thursday announced new delays in rolling out President Barack Obama's healthcare reform

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USDA aims to make school meals more tasty

Stung by “tastes like vomit” critiques from some students, the USDA looks to make school meals more palatable.

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