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JFK hospital shut down when several doctors died of Ebola. Now it's open again. And the staff is taking rigorous measures to make sure the virus doesn't make its way past the front gate.
October 14, 2014
A survey of people in 148 countries finds that those in Latin America are least likely to say women who live there are treated with respect and dignity, ranking below the Middle East.
October 14, 2014
Women's voices are often criticized, especially at work. We're called "shrill," told we "lack authority." Here's the story of two women who changed their voices in a quest to be heard.
October 14, 2014
The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie, produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and director Jorge Gutiérrez.
October 14, 2014
How better ratings can help students make better decisions.
October 14, 2014
While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere.
October 14, 2014
There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.
October 14, 2014
When a friend and I rode bicycles 738 miles up the spine of Texas, we were burning up to 5,500 calories a day. So we got to eat the way a calorie-counting cubicle dweller can only dream of.
October 14, 2014
As many companies provide employees with their coverage details this fall, premiums are expected to increase modestly. Surcharges for spousal coverage and health savings accounts are also on the rise.
October 14, 2014
After 40 days of seclusion, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made a public appearance, an outing that could help quell rumors about his health and status.
October 14, 2014
Millennials are often criticized for being the most entitled and self-absorbed generation. Many call them narcissists, while others say they should take time to find themselves.
October 14, 2014
The symbolic, non-binding vote urges the government of Prime Minister David Cameron to recognize Palestine alongside the state of Israel.
October 14, 2014
China is attempting to move nomads into permanent settlements, but the transition for many has proven difficult. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.
October 14, 2014
People who live in a traditional village — that means a community of about 150 people — are far better off than the rest of us. The author of a new book explains "the village effect."
October 14, 2014
We take a look at viewpoints from the Catholic and secular media about a stunning interim report released by a synod of bishops meeting at the Vatican.
October 14, 2014
Engineering researchers at Rutgers University have discovered that free-form symbols might be the ultimate password. The uniqueness of someone's squiggle makes it a tough password to rip off.
October 14, 2014
At least 49 were arrested Monday afternoon and into the evening for acts of civil disobedience during protests over the August police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
October 14, 2014
China wants to protect grassland areas by moving nomads into permanent settlements. Critics say that's disrespecting minority customs. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.
October 14, 2014
More people in Hong Kong are choosing sides on the streets where pro-democracy protesters have erected barriers. As police and some citizens tried to remove the barriers, others stepped in to help.
October 13, 2014
Federal officials on Monday urged hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures after a Texas nurse treating a Liberian man dying from the disease caught it herself.
October 13, 2014

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