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An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.
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Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.
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Japan Dissolves Parliament, Prime Minister Calls For New Elections

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shizo Abe, has called a snap election for December — but since he's only two years into his term and his party controls both houses of parliament, many Japanese wonder why.
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Spanish Duchess Of Alba Remembered As A Colorful Figure

The funeral was held in Spain for the Duchess of Alba on Friday. She was one of Europe's most eccentric — and richest — aristocrats.
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Thai Martial Law Will Remain In Place 'Indefinitely,' Minister Says

The comments by the justice minister came in an interview to Reuters news agency nearly six months after the military overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?
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Ex-News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Freed From Prison

Coulson, who was found guilty of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails, was released today after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence.
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The 3-Bird Turducken Has Nothing On This 17-Bird Royal Roast

The Frenchman who was the world's first restaurant critic launched the world's first serial food journal in 1803. To wow readers, he offered a recipe for rôti sans pareil, the roast without equal.
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London Mayor Boris Johnson Owes IRS Money, Won't Pay

Johnson holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, but hasn't lived in the U.S. since he was 5. He told WAMU's Diane Rehm Show that he had been billed for capital gains on the sale of his first home.
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How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?

Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.

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