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Teachers with the Jennings School District pick up trash Tuesday on West Flo...
Chaos and unrest overnight have kept the National Guard in the suburban town of Ferguson, Mo., for a second day, and the local school district has canceled classes for the week. After two nights of...
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Dr. Joanne Liu (left), international president of Doctors Without Borders po...
With the continuous uptick in the number of cases and deaths in the current Ebola outbreak, the few agencies that are on ground are stretched thin.That includes Doctors Without Borders, also known as...
On the wings of bats? Scientists think Ebola may have spread from the heart ...
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the most explosive in history. One reason the virus spread so fast is that West Africa was blindsided. Ebola had never erupted in people anywhere close to West...
It is early August. A black man is shot by a white policeman. And the effect on the community is of "a lit match in a tin of gasoline."No, this is not Ferguson, Mo. This was Harlem in August 1943, a...
Onaja Waki (left) is about to start college in California, but she and her m...
Rachel Swinehart has commandeered her family's living room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's filled with large plastic tubs containing stuff like pink bedding and a coffee maker.Rachel, 18, is about to...
Ilias Smirlis (left) runs a small family farm in Kalamata, Greece. Before he...
Most mornings, Sotiris Lymperopoulos walks the craggy shoreline of the western Peloponnese, foraging for salty wild greens.In his straw hat and shorts, snipping wild chicory, garlic and sea asparagus...
It's been over a month since the World Cup ended in Brazil, but the shame of the country's blowout loss remains. Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer...
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