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Imagine having to take a 40-minute boat ride just to get on the road to a clinic. That's the situation for some families in rural Guatemala (above).

What's Luck Got To Do With Health Care? A Heck Of A Lot

It took more than two hours for the team of health workers to reach Antonio, a 6-month-old suffering from severe malnutrition in rural Guatemala.

The journey started on a Friday morning in May in the mountain town of Tecpán, with a harrowing hour-long drive over the hairpin turns of the Pan-American Highway. Then came a rough stretch of unpaved road to the tourist hub of Panajachel on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

President Obama at an interfaith vigil for the shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

Listen: President Obama's Increasing Frustration On Guns

President Obama is losing his patience when it comes to the country's gun laws. Speaking Thursday following a deadly shooting in Oregon, he sounded aggravated as he excoriated Congress for not doing more to pass stricter gun legislation.

In an interview with the BBC earlier this summer, he called gun policy "one area where I feel that I've been most frustrated and most stymied."

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to decide soon whether or not he will join the Democratic race for president.

Biden Might Be Liked Now, But Here's What Could Happen If He Gets In

Joe Biden is flying high as speculation swirls around his joining the race for the White House.

But while the vice president may have soaring popularity in the polls right now, the true test of whether he can keep his favorables afloat comes after he becomes a candidate.

A cell at El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, which President Obama visited in July. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act would apply only to federal crimes and federal prisons, which house a shade over 200,000 inmates — a tiny fraction of the population detained in jails and state facilities.

Here's 1 Thing Washington Agreed On This Week: Sentencing Reform

It's wonder enough in sharply-divided Washington that nine Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate came together this week to do anything, let alone touch the once politically charged arena of crime and punishment.

But groups as different as the ACLU and Koch Industries had joined this year in a coalition to press for change, and so too did senators as different as Iowa Republican Charles Grassley and Illinois Democrat Richard Durbin.

On May 21, an Afghan child is being treated at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the northern city of Kunduz, after being injured in a fight between the Taliban and Afghan security forces.

After U.S. Airstrike, 9 Dead At Doctors Without Borders Hospital

Updated at 9:55 a.m. ET

An aerial attack carried out by U.S. forces may have partially damaged a Médecins Sans Frontières trauma center in the Afghan city of Kunduz in the early hours on Saturday. Around the same time of the U.S.-led attack, the international medical aid group MSF, commonly known as Doctors Without Borders, says a "sustained bombing" hit the building, leaving nine medical staff dead and "more than 30 unaccounted for."

Cubs Fans Try To Make Up For Sending Another Cubs Fan Death Threats In 2003

Remember that Chicago Cubs fan who may or may not have cost his team a crucial out in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship series against the Marlins?

No? Well, let's take a jaunt down memory lane:

The infamous Steve Bartman incident, a muffed catch followed by outfielder Moises Alou's tantrum, was painted as a turning point in the Cubs' pennant chase. Chicago went on to lose Game 6 and then lost Game 7, falling short of making the World Series and relegating Bartman to the deepest circle of sports fandom hell.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush acknowledges the crowd while being introduced before speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco in January.

'Stuff Happens' Comment Creates Firestorm For Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush sparked controversy yet again with his word choice on the campaign trail Friday.

When asked about Thursday's shooting at an Oregon community college, the former Florida governor argued for caution against more gun control as an instant reaction, saying that "stuff happens, there's always a crisis" you have to respond to when in leadership.

Obama Restates His Frustration Over Gun Control

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Authorities Release Names Of The 9 Victims Killed In Oregon

Authorities in Oregon released the names of the nine people killed during a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Ore.

John Hanlin, the Douglas County sheriff, read the names during a news conference Friday afternoon:

The victims ranged in age from 18 to 67. One of them was an 18-year-old soccer player, another had just enrolled at the college at 34 years old. Another 18-year-old was just about to take his brown belt test.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is being investigated by both U.S. and Swiss authorities for alleged corruption.

Coca-Cola, McDonald's Among Sponsors Calling For FIFA President's Resignation

Following last week's announcement that FIFA President Sepp Blatter is facing criminal proceedings in Switzerland for alleged corruption, Coca-Cola and McDonald's, two major FIFA World Cup Sponsors, called for his immediate resignation.

The company released a statement, saying:

"Every day that passes, the image and reputation of FIFA continues to tarnish. FIFA needs comprehensive and urgent reform, and that can only be accomplished through a truly independent approach."