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As Sebelius Steps Down, Obama Taps Budget Director To Replace Her

President Obama bid farewell Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose lengthy tenure was marred by the botched rollout of the government's health insurance website. Obama wants his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Sebelius.
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This Week In Politics: Sebelius, Civil Rights And Immigration

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss Kathleen Sebelius' resignation, Jeb Bush's immigration comments and the civil rights anniversary.
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Ebola Drug Could Be Ready For Human Testing Next Year

There's no treatment yet for the deadly viral disease, but several approaches are in the works. At least one experimental drug seems effective in monkeys. Next step: safety tests in people.
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5 Things To Know About The New Health Secretary

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's nominee to replace retiring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, has small-town roots and big-time government experience.
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How A Person Can Recover From Ebola

The stricken are most likely to die within 10 days. But those whose bodies produce antibodies may survive — and be sent home with a clean bill of health. That's happening now in Guinea.
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This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

When it comes to resetting your biological clock, calculus can help. Mathematicians say they've found a faster way to adjust to time zone changes, and they've used it to drive a smartphone app.
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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Step Down

The move comes about 6 months after the disastrous roll out of the health insurance website. It was eventually fixed, but not before delivering a severe blow to the president's approval ratings.
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The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.
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Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.
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Scientists Publish Recipe For Making Bird Flu More Contagious

Researchers ignited a debate three years ago when they changed a deadly flu virus so that it could spread between people. Only five mutations are needed to turn the virus into a pandemic threat.

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