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Tensions Rise In Jerusalem After Second Attack

A Palestinian driver crashed into Israeli pedestrians, killing one, for the second time in weeks. Tensions are rising in Jerusalem over the most inflammatory issue between Israelis and Palestinians — the Old City Hill that is holy to both sides.
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From Blue Bleach To Hazmat Hacks, Students Take On Ebola Challenges

College students excel at thinking creatively under pressure. Now they're designing tools to confront the challenges of Ebola, including friendlier-looking protective gear and diagnostic aids.
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Brazil: The Land Of Many Lawyers And Very Slow Justice

Brazil has more law schools the rest of the world combined and more lawyers per capita than the U.S. But there's a huge legal backlog: one department of five judges is now handling 1.6 million cases.
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Christian Couple Killed By Mob In Latest Pakistan 'Blasphemy' Case

In multiple instances, people accused of blasphemy against Islam have been killed or faced serious legal punishment despite evidence that is flimsy or non-existent.
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Palestinian Slams Minivan Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem Attack

One person was killed and 13 were wounded. Police shot and killed the driver who left his auto and began attacking people with a metal rod. Israel described the incident as a terrorist attack.
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Male Egyptian Bus Driver Told He Is Pregnant

The driver was ordered to submit a urine sample. A TV channel says he turned in his wife's urine instead. The upside: his wife's urine sample was clean. The downside: he didn't know she was pregnant.
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Designer Creates A Way For Babies To Snap Selfies

A Dutch designer has developed a toy that posts those selfies to social media. The babies just touch the toy hanging above the crib. Many criticize it as creating a social media addiction from birth.
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Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

Donations to fight Ebola are lower than expected. One psychologist thinks the reason may be the impact of hopelessness. A really big problem makes people less likely to give.
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We Are Not Slaughterers: An Iraqi Village Rejects Islamic Militants

A Sunni Muslim tribe in central Iraq braves nightly shelling and threats from the Islamic State, refusing the group's orders to join its movement. But they say they need help.
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What Makes Kenya's Marathon Runners The World's Best?

Kenyan distance runners won both the men's and women's divisions of Sunday's New York City Marathon. A Harvard evolutionary biologist suggests some possible reasons why.

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