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ISIS Rakes In Millions Through Slick Black Market For Oil

The so-called Islamic State is raking in millions selling oil to smugglers. The U.S. is working to undermine the militant group's finances by interrupting oil sales and punishing companies that purchase crude from them.
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When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.
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In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.
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Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.
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Boko Haram Reportedly Abducts More Girls Despite Cease-Fire Deal

A day after Nigeria's announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 girls secured, 25 more were said to have been kidnapped by extremists.
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Where Did Human Beings Originate?

Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future.
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Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.
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What Are The Origins Of The Universe?

David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.
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Are All Human Beings Related?

Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations.
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Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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