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This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

House formally condemns Obama for prisoner swap

House members condemned Obama for failing to give Congress notice before exchanging POW Bowe Bergdahl for five members of the Taliban.

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College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

Americans are saving more than ever for college.

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Home Depot security breach could rival Target

The home improvement retailer said the problem could extend back to April and affect all of its 2,200 U.S. stores.

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Top health adviser wants end to partisan fighting over Obamacare

President Barack Obama's top health adviser says the public and businesses want to move on with implementing the law.

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Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

President Barack Obama will meet with lawmakers as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.

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U.S. widens program to dispose of prescription drugs

Americans will be able to dispose of unused prescription drugs at more sites as the DEA tries to curb rising abuse.

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U.S. military to set up field hospital in Ebola-stricken Liberia

A 25-bed field hospital will provide medical care for health workers trying to contain the fast spreading Ebola virus.

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Harvard study says America’s wealth gap ‘unsustainable’

The widening gap between rich and poor is unlikely to improve any time soon.

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Hundreds of U.S. children stricken with respiratory illness

Hundreds of children across the Midwest have been stricken by a potentially serious respiratory illness, and doctors say it could be "just the tip of the iceberg."

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Items from raid that killed bin Laden on display in NY

Artifacts from the military raid that killed Osama bin Laden are on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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Appeals court to review gay marriage bans in 3 states

Gay marriage bans in Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii will come under scrutiny on Monday.

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Obama to set out plan against Islamic State

Obama will meet congressional leaders on Tuesday to seek their support for his strategy to halt the militant Islamist group.

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U.S. confirms death of al-Shabab leader in Somalia air strike

Ahmed Godane, a founder of the Islamist group, was killed this week, in a major loss for the al Qaeda-affiliated organization.

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U.S. court rejects gay-marriage ban as ‘implausible’

An appeals court judge described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as "totally implausible."

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Obamacare premiums expected to decline on average

Health insurance premiums for Obamacare plans will fall slightly in many cities as competition helps drives down price.

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Survey highlights widening U.S. wealth, income gap

The gap between the richest Americans and the rest of the nation continues to show deepening income inequality.

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Obesity rates reach historic highs in more U.S. states

In more states than ever, at least 30 percent of adults are obese, according to a new, national analysis.

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More U.S. households are smoke-free

Nearly twice as many U.S. households are smoke-free compared to 20 years ago.

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U.S. tax revenue to rise if Obama legalizes some immigrants

Tax collections would get a multi-billion-dollar boost if undocumented residents were given temporary legal status, a new report claims.

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