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Obama: States Should Support Ebola Health Workers

Mandatory quarantines upon return from West Africa could discourage health professionals from going to the front lines, president says.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

DHS Orders Increased Security at Federal Facilities

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the action was a precautionary step, citing terrorist calls for attacks against the United States.

Robel Phillipos is a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The Boston Bombing and the Marijuana Defense

Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of lying to the FBI despite his claim that he was too high to remember what he had done.

A hallway in the half-renovated Pol-i-Charkhi Prison.

U.S. Halted Work on Half-Renovated Prison in Afghanistan

Watchdog faults State Department oversight of contract.

Maj. Gen. Susan Mashiko

Air Force General Misused Government Limo Privileges

Pentagon watchdog finds 107 trips by Maj. Gen. Susan Mashiko were not for official business.

Adm. Thad Allen, shown here during the 2010 BP oil spill. Allen also coordinated the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Three Former Policy Czars Offer Advice for Ebola Point Man Ron Klain

9/11, Katrina and AIDS czars share their frustrations, rewards and distaste for the title.

Republican 2016 Contenders Have Taken Positions on NSA Reform. Where Does Hillary Clinton Stand?

The answer remains elusive, but the best clues are found in her Senate voting record.

American ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to media in the city of Freetown , Sierra Leone, Monday,.

Ebola, the Ambassador and the Nurse

Samantha Power and Kaci Hickox show the diverging approaches to quarantine on the federal and state levels.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens at a news conference, Friday.

Will Washington Overrule Governors on Ebola Quarantines?

The White House said it was considering new federal policies after New York and New Jersey executives acted on their own.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.,  was one recipient of a letter calling lower reimbursement rates "misguided and unfair."

Lawmakers Urged to Reverse Planned Cuts to Some Travel Per Diems

Defense civilians on long-term travel will receive less money for lodging beginning on Nov. 1.