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Drinking Tea

Last week, I traveled to India with my husband and two young children. My children are 7 and 8 years old and had never been to India before. In fact, it was their first international trip. Personally, I had not been to India since my medical school days, at least 15 years ago.<p>In the weeks leading …

Time I

Afghans bury their dead after worst avalanches in decades

US quarantine for Ebola health workers 'morally wrong'

Quarantine restrictions imposed in the US on healthcare workers returning from saving lives in the Ebola epidemic in west Africa were morally wrong and counterproductive, according to Barack Obama’s bioethics commission.<p>A comprehensive report on the US response to Ebola at home and in Africa found …

Disease

Southern Snowstorm Knocks Out Power, Wipes Out Flights

A swift-moving storm that dumped as much as 10 inches of snow and slush across the Deep South on Wednesday brought a wintry blast to the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday. Washington, D.C., and its suburbs were hit with 1 to 3 inches of snow before the storm tapered off after 10 a.m., The Weather Channel …

Weather

Iran blasts mock U.S. carrier in war games

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran blasted its mock-up of a U.S. aircraft carrier during naval drills on Wednesday, swarming the target with 100 speedboats armed with rockets, shoulder-launched missiles and mortars as well as striking it with cruise missiles, according to reports from Iran's semi-official Fars News …

War

House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal.<p>"The speaker's pretty adamant that he's not …

Homeland Security