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Could Ebola Be Slowing Down In Liberia?

For three weeks in a row, new cases in Liberia have significantly declined. And hundreds of beds have become available in new Ebola clinics. But don't get too excited yet, health officials say.
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Doctors Without Borders Changed The Way We Heal The World

It's no surprise the group called for a big response to Ebola back in June. Doctors Without Borders, the world's first humanitarian medical group, has a history of speaking up when others are silent.
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Distrust Between Kurdish Forces And Arabs May Benefit ISIS

Kurdish forces in Iraq are protecting Arab villages from being attacked by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. They are also encircling those Arabs and not letting them enter or leave the villages.
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Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.
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Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.
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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.
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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.
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U.S. Ambassador To Liberia: Many Challenges Remain In Ebola Response

Melissa Block speaks with U.S. ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac about the U.S. effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. Work has been slowed by difficult conditions and a shortage of trained workers.
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British Imams Speak Out Against Islamic State

Robert Siegel talks to Qari Mohammed Asim, Imam for the Makkah Mosque in Leeds, England, about why he's denounced ISIS and how's trying to convince young people to not join them.
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In 'Season Of Mercy,' Will Vatican Rethink Communion For Divorcees?

Pope Francis hasn't ruled out changing church doctrine that bars divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Holy Communion. There are fierce opponents, while others favor simplifying annulment.

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