Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.
The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.
In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life to the era in which it’s set. She says it’s her favorite novel, but it wasn’t always.
Young men in colleges across the country say they’re being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.
An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, “It’s the economy, stupid.” But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that’s not quite right.
The protests following Michael Brown’s death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
More than 2,000 attended the funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Both family and clergy referred to Brown’s death as a sacrifice for the greater good.
Turns out that for 7,000 years, snacking on nutsedge may have helped people avoid tooth decay. But at some point, the root it lost its charm. By the 1970s, it was branded “the world’s worst weed.”
Researchers found that the number of cardiac emergencies around Munich more than doubled on days when Germany was playing in the 2006 World Cup compared with days when the team was idle.
The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.
In a notable step, rockets fired from Gaza are being aimed at Israel’s main cities. The Israeli air attacks reportedly include one in which a Hamas member was killed while riding a motorcycle.
New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.
A plastic jar of animal crackers was too enticing for a young bear in New Jersey, which got its head irretrievably wedged
In Jerusalem, violence follows the discovery of a body believed to be that of an abducted Palestinian teen. The crime is being seen as a possible act of retribution for the deaths of three Israelis.
The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.