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Ebola Closes The Doors Of One Of Liberia's Oldest Hospitals

A Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia has died at a hospital in Madrid. The Liberian hospital that Father Miguel Pajares had been working at in Monrovia is now shut down, because so many staff members have been infected with Ebola.
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South Sudan's Leaders Jostle For Power As Prospect Of Famine Looms

South Sudan is facing the worst food security situation in the world, according to the United Nations and the Obama administration, which announced it would provide another $180 million to help feed the people of South Sudan. The U.S. has been warning that the country could face famine as rival political factions fail to make peace.
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Ecuador Seeks To Build A Silicon Valley Of Its Own

Ecuador is trying to build a high-tech city, which it hopes will spur a more diverse economy. The tiny South American country is concerned about possibly running out of the natural resources it relies on for most of its revenue.
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Russian Convoy Heads To Ukraine, Bearing Aid — But Some Suspect Foul Play

A Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks has left for eastern Ukraine, carrying what Russia claims to be humanitarian aid. Ukrainian leaders suspect the convoy could be a cover for a military operation. Katherin Hille of the Financial Times joins Robert Siegel to discuss the situation.
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U.S. Response In Iraq: From Emergency Solution To Slate Of Paths Forward

The U.S. has begun sending humanitarian aid and conducting limited airstrikes in the attempt to protect Iraq's refugee populations. Going forward, the U.S. is facing several possible approaches there.
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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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