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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the... Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Amish country bristles at ‘Mafia’ TV show

For a year, Lark and Michael McCarley simmered silently over the arrival of “Amish Mafia” in their community. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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'Guardians' retakes box office, tops summer films

"Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the... Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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Drama reigns at VMAs before awards show even airs

Snakes and stage slips: There's drama and the MTV Video Music Awards haven't even begun yet. Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday. Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is... Read more »

Published Aug. 23, 2014

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Secret app's loophole points to difficulty of blending anonymity with social media

If you think you've finally found a place to share your secrets anonymously — and nobody would ever know, well, think again. Read more »

Published Aug. 23, 2014

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Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a... Read more »

Published Aug. 23, 2014

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Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's... Read more »

Published Aug. 23, 2014

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Obama administration announces new compromise on birth control; still can't get it right, say religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2014

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Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2014

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2014

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2014

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US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said. Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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A tough label to chew on: What does ‘natural’ really mean?

When you buy a box of crackers labeled “natural,” do you just assume they’re organic? Don’t. When you choose an “all natural” chocolate syrup for your... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that... Read more »

Published Aug. 20, 2014

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