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The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone pleaded for help at the annual World Bank-IMF meeting: "This slower-than-the-virus response needs to change."
October 09, 2014
By bus, by bike and by foot, they come to the aid of abused and displaced women in Colombia. And they've just won a $100,000 humanitarian prize for their efforts.
October 09, 2014
Many of the activists were educated at missionary schools, which informed their sense of social and political justice. It's sure to be noticed by Beijing, which sees religion as a threat to its rule.
October 09, 2014
The race for California's 21st congressional seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.
October 09, 2014
The Federal Election Commission approved a request from the Democratic and Republican parties to replace lost public funding with more donations from individuals — up to $32,400 per person per year.
October 09, 2014
It's long been considered essential to a well-rounded education. But this one subject keeps millions of people from getting a degree.
October 09, 2014
Authorities still don't know how the mask got there, but they said it may signal that at least that one passenger was alive long enough to put it on.
October 09, 2014
The price of new textbooks has gone through the roof. But what students spend on books has barely budged.
October 09, 2014
A handful of restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping models, guaranteeing their servers a base level of pay. So far, satisfaction is up and turnover is down.
October 09, 2014
The famous cosmologist will appear on a track titled "Talkin' Hawkin'" on the upcoming album The Endless River, set for released next month.
October 09, 2014
Buried in the bad news about Ebola, was a chart from the World Health Organization showing that the number of new Ebola cases in Liberia has been declining. There could be several reasons for that.
October 09, 2014
Like Indian ghee, smen evolved as a way to keep a tasty cooking fat around for a long time. But smen is blessed with a flavor and aroma that's a lot like blue cheese.
October 09, 2014
The outbreak of serious respiratory illness in children was a big surprise; it was caused by an obscure virus rarely seen in the U.S. Two doctors on the front lines explain what they've learned.
October 09, 2014
After two months, the U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has not yet dealt a major blow to the Islamic State. And the Pentagon still hasn't come up with a moniker for the operation.
October 09, 2014
Researchers have found a way to mass- produce the pancreatic cells that are insulin factories inside the body. The findings could eventually lead to treatments that would transform diabetes care.
October 09, 2014
The North Korean dictator hasn't been seen in more than a month, leading to speculation he might have been deposed or is merely indisposed.
October 09, 2014
So maybe we don't know everything about health and wealth and sexuality.
October 09, 2014
The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.
October 09, 2014
The Chinese territory's chief secretary, Carrie Lam, says a call from pro-democracy forces to step up protests if concessions aren't made has undermined the dialogue.
October 09, 2014
The hospital declined to elaborate on details of Teresa Romero Ramos, 44, who was admitted earlier this week after apparently contracting the disease from a patient she was treating.
October 09, 2014

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