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Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo have called for mandatory quarantine for "high risk" individuals returning from Ebola-stricken countries. The New England Journal of Medicine begs to differ.
October 27, 2014
Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren't so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn't stop you from sharing them with us.
October 27, 2014
The new protocol announced by Dr. Tom Frieden on Monday stops short of the mandatory 21-day quarantines imposed by some states. Instead, they rely on individual assessment and close monitoring.
October 27, 2014
When a New York City doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, the epidemiologists knew just what to do: search the city for potential contacts.It's a gig they perform daily with far more contagious diseases.
October 27, 2014
A 700-year-old caribou dropping from Northern Canada holds surprisingly well-preserved viruses. There's no evidence the viruses are dangerous, but they are scientifically interesting.
October 27, 2014
The Marines have departed their biggest base in southern Afghanistan, the scene of heavy fighting throughout the war. This will be one of the main proving grounds for the Afghan Army.
October 27, 2014
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Soylent, a meal-replacement substance. It's the thing to eat if you hate eating.
October 27, 2014
Solange Lusiku Nsimire, an editor who has been subjected to death threats and whose family has been attacked, has won a courage award for her journalism in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
October 27, 2014
The reported abductions continue to cast doubt on a truce announced by Nigerian officials. The deal was supposed to culminate in the release of 276 girls the group kidnapped in April.
October 27, 2014
Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that's developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.
October 27, 2014
Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.
October 27, 2014
If Democrat Michelle Nunn wins in Georgia, it will likely be because of strong African-American voter turnout. Black churches are busing congregants to early voting locations after Sunday services.
October 27, 2014
A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients' medical conditions don't improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.
October 27, 2014
Samantha Power is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.
October 27, 2014
The Charlotte-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.
October 27, 2014
Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the 70s and 80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."
October 27, 2014
Lee Joon-seok, master of the Sewol, is accused of abandoning his passengers when the vessel went down in April. More than 300 people died in the disaster.
October 27, 2014
Working with the government, the Red Cross sends 2 million texts a month to people in Sierra Leone, reminding them to wash their hands, take their temperature and protect themselves from Ebola.
October 27, 2014
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who spent the weekend in mandatory quarantine after arriving in New Jersey from West Africa, will be discharged from the hospital and allowed to leave the state, officials say.
October 27, 2014
She also had roles in M*A*S*H and the 1989 Rick Moranis comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
October 27, 2014

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