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Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.

James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

Albert Camus And The Search For Meaning In The Midst Of Ebola

An outbreak of Ebola has hit Western Africa, killing hundreds. Writer Michael Schaub recommends The Plague by Albert Camus, a novel he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since the outbreak began.

'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."

As Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Grows, So Do Claims Of Abuse

Like the U.S., Mexico is struggling with a surge in illegal migrants. Mexico criticizes how the U.S. treats its migrants. But it faces similar criticism from Central American migrants in Mexico.

At The Cradle Of Country Music, A Monument You Can Hear As Well As See

Bristol, a Virginia border town, hosted the first recording sessions of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. Now, a museum stands to honor what is known as country music's "big bang."

War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

In a nation that prizes free expression, some Israelis critical of the war say their views are under attack. "Something really, really bad is happening to the Israeli society," says one activist.

As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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