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There's a consistent thread in the tech news dominating all our attention this week — stolen data. We tried to add a little context to the coverage.
September 06, 2014
Tribal elders now receive training for safer procedures. But last month, at a 3 a.m. ceremony in the forest, an elder from the Bukusu tribe accidentally cut off a 13-year-old's penis.
September 06, 2014
Population growth, the cutting down of forests and increased mobility all contribute to the current crisis. "The virus hasn't changed," says one infectious disease expert. "Africa has changed."
September 05, 2014
A senior State Department official says the flight from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan was rerouted because of a "bureaucratic issue."
September 05, 2014
Why does that sleek polyester T-shirt reek after 10 minutes, while the old-school cotton stays relatively sweet? Polyester attracts very different microbes, which may account for that special stink.
September 05, 2014
The Islamist group has a established a new franchise in a country with 176 million Muslims. But al-Qaida could find it hard to recruit in India, according to many analysts.
September 05, 2014
There's no shortage of songs about what it means to be a man. But what makes some music sound "manly — and what attracts men to play and listen to certain genres of music? The answers are changing.
September 05, 2014
The latest labor report indicates a slowdown in job growth, but many economists aren't buying it. They say other data paint a stronger picture, but the jobs numbers may delay higher interest rates.
September 05, 2014
Three more people have been charged in connection with the 1973 murder of the popular Chilean folk singer Victor Jara. Luis Henao, Chile bureau chief for the Associated Press, explains the situation.
September 05, 2014
The World Health Organization is holding a special meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how to fast-track the development of experimental therapies and vaccines to combat the Ebola outbreak.
September 05, 2014
After almost five months of conflict, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists have signed a truce to end the fighting. More than 2,600 people have died in the violence between the two sides, and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.
September 05, 2014
President Obama and other NATO leaders are returning from Wales, after two days there spent discussing the future of the organization. The summit touched on topics that ranged from Ukraine to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
September 05, 2014
Half-brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were convicted of rape and murder in 1983. This week, they've been exonerated, after DNA analysis implicated someone else. To learn more about the case, and the work that went into their exoneration, Audie Cornish speaks with Kendra Montgomery-Blinn, the executive director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.
September 05, 2014
The private plane left Rochester, N.Y. at 8:45 a.m. EDT and lost contact with air traffic controllers at 10 a.m. EDT. Fighter jets intercepted it, but broke off when the plane entered Cuban airspace.
September 05, 2014
Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting the mango-like fruit. He also helped organize the upcoming Ohio Pawpaw Festival.
September 05, 2014
The shooting has stopped in Gaza, but the Israelis and Palestinians are now at odds over a large chunk of West Bank land where Israel plans to build more homes for settlers.
September 05, 2014
Vaccinations and therapeutics are being tested. And some could be available for use as early as November, if they're proven to be safe.
September 05, 2014
Engineers have developed a low-cost material that efficiently sterilizes and desalinates water using only solar energy. The secret to the new technology is likely sitting right on your desk.
September 05, 2014
After meeting with allies, the president said he found conviction that it was the responsibility of the international community to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant Sunni group.
September 05, 2014
The diplomat violated a quarantine. The doctor became ill but still saw patients. Now Africa's most populous country is scrambling to find more than 200 people who could have Ebola.
September 05, 2014

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