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The Federal Protective Service will enhance its presence at some buildings in Washington. Homeland Security said public calls by terrorists to attack the U.S. spurred the new measures.
October 28, 2014
Despite being in one of the most dangerous regions in the world, Nicaragua remains relatively peaceful. Analysts credit its style of policing, which has rejected the iron fist policies of neighbors.
October 28, 2014
How did the FBI get a suspect to click on link? It created a fake Seattle Times story about the suspect. When he clicked, spyware glommed on to his computer.
October 28, 2014
The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like well-oiled machine Monday.
October 28, 2014
The area of land no longer suitable for farming because of salt degradation is rising quickly. Scientists argue the private sector should help fund efforts to reverse it since it relies on the crops.
October 28, 2014
If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.
October 28, 2014
Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.
October 28, 2014
Some teachers in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.
October 28, 2014
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.
October 28, 2014
A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.
October 28, 2014
One man's quest for the perfect loaf took him to Paris, Berlin, California and Kansas. What he learned can't easily be captured in words. It's a feeling in your fingers that comes from experience.
October 28, 2014
The U.S. policies, said Obama, should be crafted to avoid discouraging workers from going overseas to help curb Ebola outbreaks.
October 28, 2014
One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.
October 28, 2014
Normally, the "central banker of oil" would slow production to push up prices. Not so now. Some say it's a geopolitical tactic aimed at Russia and Iran; others say it's just protecting market share.
October 28, 2014
What do teachers do outside the classroom? We've gotten hundreds of responses to that question. To list a few: They officiate at weddings, run nonprofits and Jazzercise.
October 28, 2014
When a bank in northern India opened for business Monday, its staff was surprised to find its strong room breached from underground. Local media say the crime resembles a movie plot.
October 28, 2014
They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.
October 28, 2014
Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she's known.
October 28, 2014
On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.
October 28, 2014
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders includes "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."
October 28, 2014

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