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Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA nominee amid allegations of improper behavior

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| Jackson decried "baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity," following detailed accusations including improper prescribing of drugs and wrecking a government vehicle while drunk.

2 years after end of Ebola crisis, survivors are suing to receive promised aid


In Sierra Leone, there are about 4,000 Ebola survivors. They still face physical and mental issues, but as Ebola has faded from the news, government support has dwindled.

Watchdog says billions in Afghanistan funding at risk of misuse


Funds in the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund are at risk because the World Bank is not adequately monitoring how they are used. The U.S. has contributed $3 billion to the fund.

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Trump travel ban


The court will consider Hawaii's challenge to the revised travel ban. At issue: whether officials can block entry of those from certain Muslim-majority countries.


Armenia's prime minister has resigned, leaving the nation's political transition unclear


For two weeks, protesters have focused on driving out what they consider a corrupt elite, but seem to lack the structure or the political platform to replace it.

Suspect in deadly Waffle House shooting arrested, police say


Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks. Four people were killed and four others were injured before a quick-thinking customer wrestled the assault weapon away.

A monkey can't sue a human, judge rules in selfie copyright case


The decision Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in favor of David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used by a crested macaque to take photos of himself.

'I'm not a hero,' says James Shaw Jr., acclaimed hero of Waffle House shooting


"I did that completely out of a selfish act," said James Shaw Jr., after disarming a mass shooter. "I was completely doing it just to save myself. Now, me doing that, I did save other people."

It's a boy for Kate on England's national day


In a mix of tradition and modernity, the news was announced by the palace on Twitter — and will also be posted on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.