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WHO announced a $100 million response plan to combat the spread of the virus that has killed more than 700 people. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to evacuate two Americans who have contracted Ebola.
August 01, 2014
New research shows that older people with cognitive problems who walk very slowly may be at greater risk for dementia.
August 01, 2014
There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.
August 01, 2014
The truck was carrying two blindfolded giraffes on a busy highway. The journey captured the attention of drivers, but came to a tragic end.
August 01, 2014
A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)
August 01, 2014
After relinquishing his majority leader post, Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he wants to make room for his successor to take over his Virginia seat in November.
August 01, 2014
The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.
August 01, 2014
The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when parliament voted on the measure, which punished some acts of homosexuality with life in prison.
August 01, 2014
Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.
August 01, 2014
Just hours into what was supposed to be a three-day cease-fire, Israel and Hamas traded fire in Gaza. Palestinian officials said one attack killed scores.
August 01, 2014
Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
August 01, 2014
Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.
August 01, 2014
For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.
August 01, 2014
Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.
August 01, 2014
As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country, where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.
August 01, 2014
CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.
August 01, 2014
For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.
August 01, 2014
The cease-fire, announced hours earlier by the U.S. and the U.N., started at 8 a.m. local time Friday. Israel and Hamas both said they would respect it but would respond to attacks.
August 01, 2014
An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.
July 31, 2014
About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.
July 31, 2014

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