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Sierra Leone's Last Ebola Patient Released, But Nation Not Yet 'Ebola-Free'

Mon, 2015-08-24 10:13

The country celebrates but the World Health Organization says it must go six weeks without a new case before the nation can be declared virus-free.

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Topless In New York: The Court Case That Makes Going Top Free Legal

Mon, 2015-08-24 09:53

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants the topless women — known as "desnudas" — off of Times Square. But this is a debate that dates back to the '70s and was largely settled by a court decision in 1992.

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Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

Mon, 2015-08-24 08:47

Researchers have been using muons to take a peek inside the nuclear reactors in Japan that melted down in 2011. The results could aid the continuing cleanup operations.

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Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care

Mon, 2015-08-24 08:40

More than 70 percent of New Orleans residents say some progress has been made in the availability of medical services since the storm. Still, most say care for the poor continues to lag.

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The Creation Of An Emmett Till Archive

Mon, 2015-08-24 06:48

A historical collection of civil rights movement material — stemming from the the brutal murder of a teenager in Mississippi in 1955 — finds a home in Florida.

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Led By Big Sell-Off In China, Global Markets Continue Their Slump

Mon, 2015-08-24 04:25

China's benchmark Shanghai composite index closed 8.5 percent lower and in Europe stocks were down 4 percent in the early afternoon.

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Three Americans Who Thwarted Train Attack Receive France's Legion Of Honor

Mon, 2015-08-24 02:50

"We cannot be afraid as long as we have individuals like this in our midst," French President François Hollande said during a ceremony . The honor is France's highest decoration.

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How The U.S. Is Neglecting Its Smartest Kids

Mon, 2015-08-24 01:58

The authors of a new book argue that efforts to raise achievement for students at the bottom have come at the expense of the most gifted and talented.

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Root, Root, Root For Uganda In Tonight's Little League World Series

Mon, 2015-08-24 01:09

It beat the Dominican Republic but lost to Venezuela. At 6 p.m. it faces off against Taiwan — and needs a victory to stay in the series. But no matter what happens, the team from Uganda is a winner.

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Sanders' Presidential Campaign Could 'Bern-Out' In The Palmetto State

Mon, 2015-08-24 01:08

Bernie Sanders spent the weekend campaigning in South Carolina. The state's Democratic base is mostly black. The crowds he drew were predominantly white.

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Amid Backlash Against Isolating Inmates, New Mexico Moves Toward Change

Mon, 2015-08-24 00:47

The heavy reliance on solitary confinement in New Mexico went unquestioned for decades. Now, the state is gradually shifting away from the practice, though it probably won't ever fade from the system.

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Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

Mon, 2015-08-24 00:39

A lack of sleep can increase the risk of traffic accidents, heart attacks, diabetes and maybe even Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Yet most people with sleep disorders don't get treatment.

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'A Mighty Fine Teacher': Hundreds Gather For Carter's Sunday School

Mon, 2015-08-24 00:31

Former President Jimmy Carter regularly teaches Sunday school, and he's made it clear his cancer diagnosis won't change that. The small church he attends can't fit all who travel there to hear him.

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Sen. Harry Reid Announces He's Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

Sun, 2015-08-23 15:49

The Senate Minority Leader says he endorses the deal because it prevents Iran from making good on threats against Israel. The support of the Senate's top Democrat is a big boost for President Obama.

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Do America's Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?

Sun, 2015-08-23 14:25

David Vine's new book argues that the hundreds of U.S. bases in other countries come at a high cost, both at home and abroad. He suggests reducing such bases and increasing diplomatic engagement.

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Aging Tunnels Under Hudson River Threaten To Disrupt Transport, Commerce

Sun, 2015-08-23 13:08

It's been 105 years since the rail tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey were built. But even as they show their wear and tear, politicians disagree on who should foot the bill to replace them.

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Macedonia Allows Some Refugees Across Border, Halts Others

Sun, 2015-08-23 11:42

The mostly Syrian migrants have been crowding the border area at a rate of 2,000 a day in hopes of reaching northern Europe.

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Americans Recount Subduing Gunman Aboard French Train

Sun, 2015-08-23 09:41

Spencer Stone, who was hospitalized with knife wounds from the attacker, said the assailant "seemed like he was ready to fight to the end."

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After Nearly 4 Years, British Embassy Reopens In Tehran

Sun, 2015-08-23 07:38

The U.K.'s diplomatic compound was attacked by hard-line activists in November 2011. London closed it down and also expelled Iranian diplomats.

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In South Carolina, Sanders Discusses Race, Courts Black Voters

Sun, 2015-08-23 06:08

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, drew big crowds again this weekend, but they may not be the right kind of crowd if he hopes to win South Carolina's primary.

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