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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
On the state's Big Island, the town of Pahoa is packing up to leave if the flow from Mount Kilauea continues its advance.
October 27, 2014
Exit polls show parties allied with President Petro Poroshenko have won a clear majority, but the results are likely to further anger Russia.
October 27, 2014
Police say they have "persuasive evidence" the shooting at a war memorial and Parliament building was ideologically and politically driven. The video, under analysis, will not be released for now.
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
For most people, the need for reading glasses is as inevitable as gray hair and wrinkles. Companies are experimenting with corneal implants to improve the ability to focus close up.
October 27, 2014
When patient and doctor don't speak the same language, it's not enough to have an ad hoc interpreter. You need an adult fluent in both languages — who can also cut through medical jargon.
October 27, 2014
A student opened fire in a cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, killing another student. A second wounded teenager died on Sunday, hospital officials said.
October 27, 2014
Russia's takeover of Crimea extends from the flags over government buildings to passports to the labels on wine bottles. Despite the international criticism, many Crimeans are happy to rejoin Moscow.
October 27, 2014
In Los Angeles, more than 1,000 people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.
October 26, 2014
To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 bestseller this weekend.
October 26, 2014
This week, four former Blackwater guards were found guilty in connection with a fatal shooting in 2007. Author Brian Castner recommends a book on the toll violence has taken on Iraq.
October 26, 2014
Voter turnout has been reported at around 60 percent of the electorate, as Tunisians cast votes in their country's first full parliamentary election Sunday.
October 26, 2014
The music streaming company is making a play for artists' goodwill, announcing a new service that gives musicians access to data on who is listening to their music, when and where.
October 26, 2014
Dr. Anthony Fauci, leader of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, disagrees, saying the quarantine could hamper efforts to combat the deadly outbreak in West Africa.
October 26, 2014
A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until they moved it this weekend. It wasn't easy, though, and definitely not cheap.
October 26, 2014
"Hospital personnel are keeping her in isolation and have not informed her of any next steps," Doctors Without Borders says of nurse Kaci Hickox, quarantined since Friday.
October 26, 2014
Migrants from Africa and Afghanistan have poured into Calais, hoping to seek asylum in Britain across the channel. But few succeed, leaving an estimated 2,000 in limbo in the French port city.
October 26, 2014
The race has come down to competing visions for the future of Latin America's largest economy, put forth by leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves.
October 26, 2014

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