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Solange Azagury-Partridge: Wild Bird

<b>Bauble Head</b><br>Solange Azagury-Partridge is as vibrant and unconventional as the bracelets, necklaces, and rings she designs. The first piece she ever created was her own gold–and–uncut diamond engagement ring, in 1987. “I’d never worn jewelry, and I didn’t think a sparkly solitaire was quite me,” says …

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis …

How many Greek legends were really true?

<b>The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago continue to appear. But what was the origin of some of these ideas?</b><p><b>1. Was there ever really a Trojan</b> …

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California lifeguard injured by lightning improves

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be …

American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life

A doctor trained in Fort Worth, Texas, is now a victim of the Ebola outbreak he was battling.<p>Kent Brantly, 33, had been caring for Ebola patients in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, for several months when he noticed he had symptoms of the deadly virus last Wednesday.<p>He immediately put himself into an …

What will it take to destroy Hamas' tunnels?

Fighting in eastern Ukraine reportedly leaves 22 civilians dead

At least 22 civilians were killed Tuesday by shelling in two conflict-stricken cities in eastern Ukraine, local authorities said.<p>The use of unguided rockets in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels has been taking a noticeably heavier toll in recent weeks and been …

West African countries announce new measures to stop Ebola spread

Authorities across west Africa have announced a series of measures aimed at stopping the spread of the Ebola virus, which reached a fourth country last week with a death in Lagos, Africa's most populous city.<p>Nigeria closed and quarantined the hospital where a man died on Friday in the country's …

Israel: Ball 'is in 'Hamas' court'

Hamas and Israel blamed one another for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead, raising questions about just what it will take to end the fighting in Gaza.<p>The violence continued Wednesday morning, when Israeli forces shelled the Abu Hussein School in …