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How To Make Sense Of Health Insurance Alphabet Soup

Health plans come in a dizzying variety. There's been a blurring of definitions lately that makes the jargony choices more confusing than ever. Here's help.

'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

Out, Out, Damned Ebola: Liberia Is Obsessed With Hand Washing

There are two camps in Monrovia. The hand washers. And the skeptics who don't believe in Ebola or in the public health message that scrubbing hands is an effective way of keeping the virus at bay.

More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps and grappling with the implications for their own careers.

How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries but most won't.

Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.

Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.

World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."

Ferguson Police Use Tear Gas, Flash Grenades To Disperse Protesters

Protests escalated Monday night as police tried to push back demonstrators who defied orders to disperse. Attorney General Eric Holders will travel to the Missouri city on Wednesday.

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