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New Generation Of Catalonian Separatists Looks To Future, Not Past

The call for Catalan independence was long led by those who suffered under Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Younger Catalans are now championing the cause.
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A Veteran AIDS Activist Has Déjà Vu From Ebola Panic

Activist Gregg Gonsalves issues a call to action in an essay in this week's New England Journal of Medicine: "Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola."
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U.S. Military Response To Ebola Gains Momentum In Liberia

The number of U.S. troops fighting Ebola in West Africa is set to increase dramatically this month, and the first two field hospitals erected by U.S. troops in Liberia will open in the coming days.
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A French Best-Seller's Radical Argument: Vichy Regime Wasn't All Bad

In French Suicide, conservative journalist Eric Zemmour argues that if the country wants to reverse its decline, it must cut through its complex about the collaborationist World War II government.
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Chinese Tech Company Combines Multiple App Types Into One — At Great Profit

The company Tencent has developed the world's second largest standalone messaging app Wechat, with over 300 million users.
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Tensions Rise In Jerusalem After Second Attack

A Palestinian driver crashed into Israeli pedestrians, killing one, for the second time in weeks. Tensions are rising in Jerusalem over the most inflammatory issue between Israelis and Palestinians — the Old City Hill that is holy to both sides.
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From Blue Bleach To Hazmat Hacks, Students Take On Ebola Challenges

College students excel at thinking creatively under pressure. Now they're designing tools to confront the challenges of Ebola, including friendlier-looking protective gear and diagnostic aids.
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Brazil: The Land Of Many Lawyers And Very Slow Justice

Brazil has more law schools the rest of the world combined and more lawyers per capita than the U.S. But there's a huge legal backlog: one department of five judges is now handling 1.6 million cases.
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Christian Couple Killed By Mob In Latest Pakistan 'Blasphemy' Case

In multiple instances, people accused of blasphemy against Islam have been killed or faced serious legal punishment despite evidence that is flimsy or non-existent.
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Palestinian Slams Minivan Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem Attack

One person was killed and 13 were wounded. Police shot and killed the driver who left his auto and began attacking people with a metal rod. Israel described the incident as a terrorist attack.

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