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Authorities say they are investigating reports of excessive force after tear gas and riot batons were used to subdue demonstrators.
October 15, 2014
Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. But in this coverage, there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women.
October 15, 2014
After nurse Nina Pham was diagnosed with the deadly hemorrhagic fever earlier this week, another health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan also has the disease.
October 15, 2014
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.
October 15, 2014
The NFL is looking for 10,000 volunteers for this season's Super Bowl. Commentator Frank Deford thinks other causes are more deserving.
October 15, 2014
Automatically charged as adults in New York, the 16- and 17-year-old boys are at risk for assault by both corrections officers and other inmates. But advocates say reform efforts are moving slowly.
October 15, 2014
The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.
October 15, 2014
The Fifth Circuit court had ruled that the laws, requiring admitting privileges and pricy upgrades, could go into effect as it considered the case. The Supreme Court decided otherwise late Tuesday.
October 14, 2014
The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."
October 14, 2014
The Supreme Court agreed to block parts of the law from going into effect, while it is challenged in the court system.
October 14, 2014
Officials also announced that they had arrested 14 other police officers they say had a hand in the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.
October 14, 2014
Overnight, dozens of occupiers were arrested as police worked to clear some main thoroughfares blocked during massive acts of civil disobedience.
October 14, 2014
Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.
October 14, 2014
A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.
October 14, 2014
According to the indictment, Khattala was the leader of a militia group that attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, killing four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
October 14, 2014
In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.
October 14, 2014
Proposition 46 tackles painkiller abuse, malpractice caps and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Backers say the law would enhance patient safety, but doctors say the cost is too high.
October 14, 2014
Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.
October 14, 2014
Seventy-six of those were healthcare workers who had contact with the first Ebola patient. Only one had contact with the second Ebola patient.
October 14, 2014
Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.
October 14, 2014

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