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Iraqi Helicopter Goes Down, But Rescue Effort Has More On The Way

Iraqi military helicopters have been bringing food and water to Yazidi refugees trapped in the mountains near the Iraqi city of Sinjar, also at times even evacuating people off the mountain.
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Matthew Fred Thinks You Shouldn't Judge A Liberian By His Tribe

He was persecuted because some of his own countrymen didn't like the tribe he belongs to. Now the quiet 27-year-old is an anti-tribalism activist.
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The World Health Organization Says Yes To An Experimental Ebola Drug

Faced with an Ebola outbreak that keeps spreading, WHO has endorsed the idea of using unproven vaccines or treatments.
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The Ethical Issues In Using An Experimental Ebola Drug

The World Health Organization approved the use of an experimental Ebola drug. Now come the hard questions: Who gets a drug that is in scarce supply and how is its effectiveness determined?
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Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The U.S.

In Japan, kids under 10 take the subway alone. In Latin countries, they stay up until all hours. In Vietnam, mothers train kids to pee on command and take away the diapers before they turn 1.
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Inequality Is Falling On Planet Earth

Yes, inequality is rising in the U.S. But it's falling when you look at all of humanity.
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Iraqi Helicopter Reportedly Crashes Carrying Refugees Off Mountain

In addition to carrying people belonging to the besieged Yazidi religious minority, the copter's passengers also reportedly included journalists from The New York Times.
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Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague Airport

A traveler wins fans in an airport terminal — and online — by playing different versions of Beethoven's "Für Elise."
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Russia Sends Large Aid Convoy Toward A Wary Ukraine

Russia says the trucks are bringing 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid to an area that's been torn by fighting. But Ukrainian leaders worry that the convoy might conceal a military operation.
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Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the deadly disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

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