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The U.S. Helped Beat Back Ebola — Only Not In The Way You Might Think

The deployment of troops to build treatment centers and train health workers didn't pan out as planned. But as most of the troops are being withdrawn, it is clear the U.S. still made a difference.
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What Matters More To America: The Brian Williams Debacle, Or Jon Stewart's Departure?

A new online survey shows only 27 percent of Americans can identify the NBC Nightly News anchor from his photograph.
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Why Hot Chocolate Might Be More American Than Apple Pie

George Washington drank hot chocolate for breakfast, according to historians. But his version was flavored with chili powder, vanilla and allspice, and contained less sugar than the cocoa of today.
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'The Shark' Has Died: Coach Jerry Tarkanian Was 84

Famous for his ever-present white towel and what seemed to be a perpetually worried expression, former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died.
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One Of The Chapel Hill Victims Was Raising Funds To Help Syrian Refugees

Following the shooting at Chapel Hill that left three young Muslims dead, a donation fund created by one of the victims is receiving a flood of contributions.
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Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

"Systemic exertion intolerance disease" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, it says, is real.
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Little League Strips Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. Title

Little League International said the team violated residency rules. The U.S. championship has been awarded to Mountain Ridge Little League from Las Vegas.
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Tiptoeing Along A Balance Beam: Writing And Illustrating A Children's Book

Gabrielle Emanuel, a first-time author, sets out to write a culturally appropriate book for children in Mali — and learns a lot about how words and pictures go together to tell a story.
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Police Say Killing Of 3 Muslims In N.C. Followed A Parking Dispute

Craig Stephen Hicks, who turned himself in, was charged with first-degree murder. The police chief said the department would investigate whether the crime was "hate-motivated."
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White House Asks Congress For War Powers To Fight ISIS

The new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF as it's known, bans the use of U.S. forces "in enduring offensive ground combat operations."

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