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Alabama business owner Chander Arora and his family are introducing the world to Vodquila, a mix of vodka and tequila. It won an award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious diseases expert at Boston University, is going to Sierra Leone to help care for Ebola patients. She talks to Kelly McEvers about the challenges she expects to face.
Israel has resumed targeting terror sites across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state. The action casts doubts on the future of indirect talks in Cairo to end the fighting.
Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.
Japan's favorite mouthless feline is currently orbiting the earth on a government-funded space mission. The Hello Kitty Project is part of a push to promote Japan's high-tech industry.
An all African-American Little League team from Chicago is drawing lots of attention and making a big impression. It's been 31 years since an all-black team made it into the league's World Series.