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Shops are closed in Monrovia's West Point neighborhood as part of a quaranti...
On Monday, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arrived in Liberia to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation "is overwhelming," he said.The outbreak "...
Edibles available at LoDo Wellness Center, a retail marijuana and medical ma...
When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use earlier this year, it also opened the door for food products infused with the psychoactive ingredient, THC, to anyone over the age of 21. That means...
Alexis Jay, author of a report released Tuesday that documents the abuse of ...
An investigation out on Tuesday documents the abuse of more than 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, and says local authorities were aware of the problem for years and did not respond.Alexis Jay,...
Meat is displayed in a case at a grocery store in Miami in July. Pork and be...
You may have noticed when grilling steaks or hot dogs this summer that they cost more than they did last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pork and beef prices are up more than...
President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets. The speech comes as the inspector general at the Veterans Affairs...
Michael Pitre lives in New Orleans. Fives and Twenty-Fives is his first nove...
"Every inch of that place, every grain of sand, wanted desperately to kill us."That's a line from a compelling new novel about the Iraq War, written by former Marine Michael Pitre.Pitre was a history...
President Obama is considering widening military strikes against the extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley. The U.S. has been bombing the Islamic State's positions in Iraq,...
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Ukraine has accused Russia of trying to open a new front in the war between the government and pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine says its troops are involved in heavy fighting with...