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In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.
Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, “could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones.”
A Texas law would require doctors’ offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.
Everybody worries about losing eyesight or hearing, but the sense of smell may help people stay safe. People with impaired odor detection are more likely to eat spoiled food or let pans catch on fire.
Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia’s new incursions into Ukraine. The issue’s also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia’s calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively protect Ukraine’s sovereignty.
U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.
Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end “close surveillance” flights.
If you’re grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you’re not alone. But everybody’s got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they’re kind of cute.
New York City police allege Ailina Tsarnaeva made threats against her boyfriend’s ex. “I know people who can go over there and put a bomb on you,” Tsarnaeva allegedly said.
The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it’s thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.
The part of the law that prohibits cohabitation with others violates the First and 14th Amendments, the judge ruled. He upheld the part of the law that prohibits multiple marriage licenses.
Shaw had explained that he sprained both his ankles because he jumped from a second-floor balcony to save his drowning nephew. The cornerback has now admitted that was a lie.
One official called the latest Russian incursion a “full-scale invasion.” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the “sharp aggravation.”
Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she has put fiction on hold.