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President Barack Obama on Tuesday told Americans that the United States will defeat the Ebola virus and prevent an outbreak at home by acting "based on the science, based on the facts, based on the experience."

"This disease can be contained. It will be defeated," the president said in brief remarks at the White House, before a scheduled trip to Milwaukee.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis delivered an off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical on the rights of the poor, the injustices of unemployment, and the need for environmental protection Tuesday, saying he's not preaching communism but the Gospel.

Francis' remarks to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, delivered in his native Spanish, ran for more than six pages, single-spaced. It was one of the longest speeches of his pontificate and a clear sign that the issues are particularly close to his heart.

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Pope Francis on Monday said that the Big Bang and evolution theories do not contradict the concept of creation.

"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so," he said at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. "He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment."

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) knows you'll miss her when she retires from Congress, so she plans on sticking around, just like Newt Gingrich has.

Bachmann told the Washington Post that she has looked to the "great example" set by Gingrich after his time as a lawmaker. She will look for a cable news deal, a role at a think tank, and maybe write a couple books.

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