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Virus hunter Joseph Fair speaks about the needs and challenges ahead for containing the outbreak, and why he thinks things will get worse before they get better.
October 04, 2014
Also in this week's tech roundup, America's biggest bank says 76 million households were affected by its summer hack.
October 04, 2014
From a quiet backwater, the former Portuguese colony of Macau has developed a sparkling skyline and 35 casinos with revenue six times that of Las Vegas — and more on the way.
October 04, 2014
Peter Kassig was an Iraq War veteran who went to Syria to volunteer at hospitals. In a profile aired by CNN in 2012, Kassig said he's an idealist who believes in hopeless causes.
October 03, 2014
Stuart Delery stayed out of the limelight even as he argued controversial cases. A recent promotion may make him the highest-ranking openly gay lawyer in the Justice Department.
October 03, 2014
Democrats see an opportunity in the South's changing demographics — particularly in states with growing Hispanic communities, lots of unregistered black voters and migration from other states.
October 03, 2014
The fire left three administrative buildings badly burned. The memorial marks the spot where United Flight 93 crashed during the terrorist attacks of September 11.
October 03, 2014
UNICEF estimates that thousands of children in West Africa have lost parents to Ebola. Convincing communities to accept and care for these children isn't always easy.
October 03, 2014
The 30-year mortgage is the foundation of the real estate market. But now some advocates are proposing a new type of 15-year loan that would allow people to own more of their home more quickly.
October 03, 2014
Scientists hyping synthetic biology say it may one day give us biofuels, drugs and organisms that will solve hefty global problems. But synthetic biology food is already here, and causing controversy.
October 03, 2014
Modern medicine offers no easy way to spot Ebola early. The key to preventing an outbreak is still old-fashioned detective work.
October 03, 2014
This week, following a series of security lapses, the Secret Service director resigned. For a look at the agency beyond the scandal, author Ben Dolnick recommends the novel Big If by Mark Costello.
October 03, 2014
The video is made in the same style of others, and a masked man warns that the Sunni militant group has captured another American citizen.
October 03, 2014
Entrepreneurs who want to launch a retail business in the fashion industry have found a more affordable way to do it — by drawing inspiration from the food truck craze.
October 03, 2014
The family that hosted Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in Dallas is under quarantine. It's a time-honored public health tool to stop the spread of infectious disease. But it can be abused.
October 03, 2014
The move, which was announced by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, would make Sweden the first major European nation to take that step.
October 03, 2014
A group of pro-Beijing demonstrators attacked activists who have staged a week of civil disobedience calling for greater freedom.
October 03, 2014
Several dozen children in California and Colorado have suffered paralyzed limbs, which doctors speculate could be caused by the respiratory virus EV-68. But we're a long way from knowing for sure.
October 03, 2014
A doctor at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas says the list of "contact traces" has been narrowed and that "will be followed on a daily basis" to check for symptoms.
October 03, 2014
Some critics say the al-Qaida unit known as the Khorasan Group was bluffed up as an excuse for U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Intelligence officials and analysts say the group exists and is dangerous.
October 03, 2014

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