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American Millennial Missionary In Guinea Isn't Scared Off By Ebola

Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.

Yemen's Political Crisis Deepens After Government Resigns

Resignations by the president and his Cabinet after rebels took control of much of the capital have compounded the political crisis. David Greene talks to Yara Bayoumy, a correspondent for Reuters.

Ecologist's Airborne Scanners See The Forest And The Trees — All Of Them

Gregory Asner has loaded a plane with lasers, spectrometers and computers to create models so detailed, they distinguish between and count plant species in even the densest biomes, like the Amazon.

Ancient Egyptian Relic Broken, Repaired With Glue

Anonymous officials say the beard of the golden mask of King Tutankamun broke off during a cleaning last year, and was glued back on in a hurry.

The Doomsday Clock Moves 2 Minutes Closer To Midnight

A group of prominent scientists use the clock as a symbol of imminent disaster for humanity.
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Did Boehner Cross A Line By Inviting Netanyahu To Congress?

Democrats say House Speaker John Boehner set a dangerous precedent by going around the White House, but Republicans say the president had it coming.

Saudi King Abdullah, Who Laid Foundation For Reform, Dies

Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies; Witnessed A New Era

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, according to his state TV. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was 90 years old; when he was born, Saudi Arabia was not a country, let alone an oil-producing power.

French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism

Two of the men involved in the Paris attacks met in prison, where they transformed from small-time criminals to jihadists. France is now redoubling its effort to prevent radicalization in its prisons.

For Many French Jews, Anti-Semitism Has A Clear Source

French Jews say anti-Semitism, an issue for generations, is now coming largely from radical Muslims. Jewish emigration has been rising, but many Jews also say they're determined to stay in France.