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Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.<p>Palestinians launched more than 180 rockets on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly at …

Afghanistan orders US scribe to leave country

Afghanistan has given New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg 24 hours to leave the country for not cooperating with an investigation, a statement from the attorney general's office has said.<p>Rosenberg had been summoned to the attorney general's office for questioning on Tuesday after the …

Ferguson Reaches 'Turning Point' as Violence Eases

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Dueling narratives in Michael Brown shooting

What really happened to Michael Brown?<p>We know a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot the unarmed 18-year-old, but police and witnesses have given different accounts of what happened in the moments before the shooting. The confusion has fueled protests in Ferguson and, earlier in the …

Grand jury to 'thoroughly' mull Michael Brown case - CNN.com

<i>Have you documented the protests in Ferguson? Share your photos, videos and opinions with CNN iReport. For local coverage of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath, go to CNN affiliates KMOV, KSDK, KTVI and KPLR.</i><p><b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- Two months.<p>It looks like it might be …

The Week in Review: Violence in Gaza

Since the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month, simmering tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen to a boil. …

“Deep Dive” on Immigration

Faced with a life in poverty, of violence and far from their families, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with U.S. air support

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq’s biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. officials said on Monday.<p>U.S. fighter, bomber and drone …

Attorney: Autopsy finds enough to charge cop

Another tense standoff developed Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has seen nightly protests since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer.<p>The renewed tensions came after the preliminary results of an autopsy that Brown's family requested were released, …

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio …

Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran's official news agency and China's state-run media are offering lectures on human rights abuses.<p>What started as …

Violent Sunday Night in Ferguson

Wide racial gap in perceptions of Ferguson, Mo., unrest, poll finds

Blacks and whites see the events in Ferguson, Mo., through starkly different lenses, a new nationwide survey shows.<p>The poll from the Pew Research Center, released Monday, shows Americans overall closely divided on whether the shooting by police of unarmed young black man Michael Brown in Ferguson …

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Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

Gov. Nixon Sent The National Guard to Ferguson. What Will It Do?

On Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, seeking to control a nine-day protest in Ferguson after the shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a …

Obama hails elimination of Syria chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile is an important achievement …

Hackers steal 4.5M patients' data

Chinese hackers stole 4.5 million patients’ names, Social Security numbers and other personal data from the computers of one of the country’s largest hospital chains, the company said Monday — the biggest reported cyberattack ever on a U.S. health care company.<p>Community Health Services and its …

In West Africa, Medical Workers Risk Becoming Victims in the Fight Against Ebola

Less than a month ago, there were around two hundred doctors, nurses and hospital staff at Phebe Hospital in Liberia’s central Suakoko district. …

Ebola Patient Reunited With Husband, 'Moved With Tears'

Health news<p>The husband of an American aid worker being treated for Ebola got to see her for the first time since her return to the United States and said she was standing in her isolation room and smiling radiantly, “happy beyond words.”<p>"I have had the great joy to be able to look through the …

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Caring For The American Ebola Patients: Inside Emory's Isolation Unit

When it comes to deadly, contagious disease outbreaks like Ebola, the terms "quarantine" and "isolation" take on fresh relevance and urgency. Each has a distinct meaning in the public health context, though the words are often used interchangeably and both refer to protecting the public from …

What Could Happen Next With Ebola — And How It Affects The World

Oliver notes that the experiences with swine flu, SARS and bird flu have shown that fears of pandemics rarely come to pass, and assigns a 90% probability to a scenario where the outbreak is contained to Africa. But he also looks at two other scenarios where the outbreak is less contained. While it …

Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Scientists have taken the first steps to developing a vaccine for chikungunya — an emerging mosquito-borne virus that has infected more than a half million people in the Western Hemisphere this year. About 600 Americans have brought the virus to 43 states.<p>The study was small: Only 25 people were …

WikiLeaks' Assange hopes to exit London embassy if UK lets him

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years in Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid a sex crimes inquiry in Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building “soon”, but Britain signaled it would still arrest him if he tried.<p>Assange made the surprise …

Gaza cease-fire extended 24 hours

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to extend the current Gaza cease-fire by 24 hours, Gamal Shobky, the Palestinian Authority ambassador to Egypt, said Monday.<p>An Israeli government official confirmed the extension to CNN. The cease-fire is now set to expire at midnight Tuesday ( 5 p.m. …

Obama hails 'recapture' of Mosul Dam from Isis

US President Barack Obama declared a “major step forward” in Iraq on Monday after American fighter jets, bombers and drones assisted Kurdish and Iraqi forces in driving the Islamic State (Isis) back from Iraq’s most important dam.<p>Obama hailed the cooperation of the Iraqi and Kurdish forces on the …

Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson has a global audience

Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran's official news agency and China's state-run media are offering lectures on human rights abuses.<p>What started as …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

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