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Secret Service grilled over intruder 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:52:07 EDT 
    [Breaking news update at 10:31 a.m. ET]


'40,000 migrants' die since 2000 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:41:49 EDT 
    Every day, refugees and migrants risk their lives as they seek a new life. Now, a new report from the International Organization for Migration has put a figure to the number of victims: at least 40,000 deaths since 2000.


Afghans to keep U.S. troops past 2014 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:44:38 EDT 
    The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the previous December deadline to withdraw.


Aral Sea dries to almost nothing 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:33:26 EDT 
    Once the world's fourth-largest lake -- now a vast toxic desert.


Swimmer Phelps on drink-drive charge 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:39:23 EDT 
    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.


Why law and war will not beat jihad 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:13:40 EDT 
    Over-reliance of Western states on law and war to combat what is ultimately an ideological threat is a gift to extremist recruiters, says Ghaffar Hussain, of counter-extremist think tank Quilliam. Mainstream Muslim commentators must move away from notions of victimhood and promote positive role models instead.


Half of nature is still here! ... Yay? 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:53:23 EDT 
    In case you've avoided reading what may be the more depressing reports in the history of the natural world, the awful take-away is basically this: Half the animals of planet Earth have disappeared since 1970, and much of it is the fault of humans.


To beat ISIS, focus on young people 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:36:32 EDT 
    Earlier this month, Kenyans commemorated the heinous attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.


Now on Google Street View: poverty 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:36:50 EDT 
    Lake Providence, Louisiana, is the parish seat of the "most unequal place in America," meaning it has a higher rate of income inequality than any other parish or county. And until somewhat recently, the poor side of town was missing a key Google Maps feature.


U.S. Ebola case: Hunt to trace patient's contacts 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:42:11 EDT 
    Some school-age children have been in contact with the U.S. Ebola patient being treated in Dallas and a search is under way to find others.


Patient had contact with kids 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:03:30 EDT 
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says several children are being monitored after coming into contact with a man infected with Ebola.


How the virus spreads 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:50:14 EDT 
    Yes, Ebola is a scary infectious disease. But the first thing you should know is that it's not very contagious -- the virus isn't spread through the air via coughs or sneezes like the common cold. It's spread through frequent contact with bodily fluids and can be spread only by someone who is showing symptoms.


Ebola: What you need to know 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:44:52 EDT 
    The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.


Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:44:44 EDT 
    A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.


Rape case: Iran delays execution 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:19:38 EDT 
    The hanging of an Iranian woman, convicted of murder in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against her rapist, has been delayed for 10 days, according to Amnesty International.
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