Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (C) and U.S. Senate Democratic candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (L) take a "selfie" with Kentucky voters after they spoke at a rally Oct. 21, 2014 in Paducah, Ky.
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Each week, collects the standout work published by our reporters in one convenient place.

Ebola aid groups worry about roadblocks
by Suzy Khimm

Despite a surge of panic about Ebola in the United States, health experts believe the single most effective way to combat the disease is to focus America’s attention on West Africa. But leading aid groups warn that staffing shortfalls, logistical challenges and other bottlenecks could undermine efforts by the U.S and its partners to fight the virus overseas. 

The best campaign zingers of 2014
by Aliyah Frumin

With the midterm elections just around the corner, plenty of 2014 hopefuls have delivered memorable, barbed zingers (not to mention some goofy and head-scratching statements). With some help from the community, we put together this list of candidates’ most memorable lines from this election cycle. Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly:

Darren Wilson’s lawyer speaks out on leaked Michael Brown autopsy
by Trymaine Lee

After details from an official autopsy on Michael Brown were exposed to reporters, legal counsel for Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed the slain teen, spoke out for the first time since the investigation, saying “we were not responsible for any leaks to any media including those published in the NY Times and the St. Louis Post Dispatch.”

Hate your candidates this year? You’re not alone
by Benjy Sarlin

What do you get when you combine a dysfunctional Congress, a divided American public, and several hundred million dollars worth of negative ads? A whole bunch of unpopular candidates, that’s what. 

New hope for Alison Lundergan Grimes?
by Irin Carmon

Alison Lundergan Grimes is no longer being left to fend for herself. In a vote of confidence for her chances to unseat Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has decided to return to Kentucky airwaves on her behalf.