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Venezuela Braces For A Tough Year Ahead

Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.

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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:33

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.

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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:31

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.

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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:29

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.

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After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb

Sat, 2015-01-03 13:18

By the summer of 2014, a third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS, and people worried the capital might be next. Six months on, that's changed.

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Former Republican Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Sat, 2015-01-03 13:10

Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, serving in the chamber for 13 years. He was a major champion of fair housing laws.

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