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Pentagon Preps Ebola Medical Response Team

The 30-person team is designed to be deployed nationally in case anyone else in the country is diagnosed with Ebola. The team would provide medical assistance to hospitals.

The Right Way To Complain About The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

There are plenty of things about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction process that are worthy of complaint, but the most common gripe isn't one of them.

Mars Probes Give Scientists Box Seats For Rare Comet Flyby

A "mountain-sized" comet known as Siding Spring will pass very close to the red planet, where orbiters from the U.S., Europe and India, hope to get close - but not too close to the action.

The Kissimmee: A River Recurved

In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.

Saudi Cleric's Death Sentence Focuses Shia Anger On Ruling Family

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.

After A Flurry Of Literary Awards, A Book On The 'Wonder' Of Words

It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.

Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism

Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.

Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss and the nature of human connection.

Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.

Syria's 'Moderate Rebels' Say They Are Willing, But Need Weapons

The Free Syrian Army has been outgunned in the country's multi-sided civil war. But they say they have fighting experience, and if the U.S. provides arms and training they could play a key role.

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