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Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds. Read more »

Published 3 hours ago

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App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Read more »

Published 4 hours ago

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Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists

The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy... Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients

The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't... Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Team seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patient

A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting... Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal... Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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US Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged... Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US; patient flew to Texas from Liberia

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Film academy hosts 1st exhibit in new museum site

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood's premier museum devoted to the movies. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Colorado high court considers pot firing case

Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Read more »

Published yesterday

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UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis. Read more »

Published Sept. 29, 2014

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Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse,... Read more »

Published Sept. 28, 2014

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Pilots end strike at Air France after 14 days

Air France's leading pilots union on Sunday announced an end to a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide and led to stern shows of... Read more »

Published Sept. 28, 2014

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Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

Fourteen-year-old D.J. Mulbah set off at dawn with his mother and grandmother in desperate pursuit of a coveted bed at the Ebola clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Liberia's capital. Read more »

Published Sept. 28, 2014

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National Institutes of Health to treat US doctor exposed to Ebola virus

The National Institutes of Health is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Read more »

Published Sept. 28, 2014

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After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt. Read more »

Published Sept. 27, 2014

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George Clooney marries human rights lawyer in Venice

George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. Read more »

Published Sept. 27, 2014

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Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola. Read more »

Published Sept. 27, 2014

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New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and... Read more »

Published Sept. 27, 2014

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Liberians allowed to stay in US amid Ebola crisis

President Barack Obama's administration won't deport Liberian immigrants from Rhode Island and other states back to the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for at least two more years. Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2014

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Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2014

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George Clooney, fiancee arrive in Venice for wedding

George Clooney vowed he would never marry again, giving hope to millions of women that they one day might get their chance at romance with Hollywood's most eligible bachelor. Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2014

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Eradicating potato pest is tough going in Idaho

A team of scientists at the University of Idaho is trying to find a way to stop a microscopic parasite that damages potato crops and has now infested 2,400 acres in southeastern Idaho. Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2014

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California cities crack down on ride-sharing firms

Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers, along with other business... Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2014

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