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Ebola Outbreak Presents Special Challenges For U.S. Military

On Tuesday, President Obama announced a larger U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that will put 3,000 troops on the front line. What can the military can provide and how quickly they can do it?
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American Doctor In Libera Calls U.S. Ebola Response Plan 'Outstanding'

Melissa Block talks to Dr. Timothy Flanigan in Liberia about President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will ramp up aid efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak.
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Hagel, Dempsey Defend Obama's Strategy For Fighting ISIS

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday.
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Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.
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ISIS May Be At Peak Strength, With 'Easiest Dominoes' Fallen

Robert Siegel speaks with Ramzy Mardini, who argues that overstating the threat from ISIS could lead the U.S. to another tragic foreign policy mistake.
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Which Contagious Diseases Are The Deadliest?

To put Ebola in context, we tried to find a list of the deadliest contagious diseases. We couldn't. So with the help of scientists and health agencies, we came up with a rundown of the world's worst.
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Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, Rape

Frank Van Den Bleeken says he wants to die because he hasn't seen any change in himself. A court agreed — and now his case is raising prickly questions in a country that has no death penalty.
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In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.
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Odile Leaves Wreckage In Mexico And Threatens Flooding In U.S.

Hurricane Odile is now a tropical storm, but it has heavy rainfall and power outages to the Baja Peninsula and surrounding areas. It could also bring new flooding to Tucson and nearby areas.
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Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president's plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.

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