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Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

Wed, 2014-08-20 01:03

The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Tue, 2014-08-19 23:36

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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A Tale Of Two Polls

Tue, 2014-08-19 23:34

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

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Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Tue, 2014-08-19 23:33

Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Tue, 2014-08-19 21:54

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm

Tue, 2014-08-19 15:00

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.

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Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment

Tue, 2014-08-19 14:23

Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

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Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:59

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.

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Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:33

The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."

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Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:29

Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities say officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife.

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Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:27

One man's quest to get out of Gaza and into Egypt highlights Palestinian calls for more freedom of movement.

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Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:22

Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.

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Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:14

The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?

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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:59

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

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'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:58

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.

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As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:19

Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim — or even a perpetrator — of sexual assault?

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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:17

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.

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Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:13

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.

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Study Shows Sharp Racial Divide In Reaction To Ferguson

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:05

A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that there are stark racial divisions in reactions to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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A Milestone Marked In Disposal Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:05

President Obama has announced that the U.S. has completed disposal of the most sensitive parts of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The successful disposal is an impressive technical achievement, but serious questions remain about the regime's use of chemical weapons.

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