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Savannah's Reverend Jesse Blackshear Looks Back On Student Protests, Past And Present

Blackshear, a former state representative from Savannah, attended a student protest in Savannah’s Reynolds Square over the weekend. He recalled the civil rights protests of the 1950s and '60s.

People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

By age 40, the brains of people with Down syndrome start to resemble those of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists hope to speed up Alzheimer's drug development by studying people with Down syndrome.

Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

State Of Emergency Declared After Quake Rocks Northern Calif.

The 6.0-magnitude temblor caused nearly 90 injuries, widespread power and water outages and damaged buildings in the wine country just north of San Francisco.

Latecomers Bring Fresh Outrage To Weary Ferguson

As the streets of Ferguson, Mo., calm down, new protesters are arriving to carry on demonstrations.

Al-Qaida's Syrian Affiliate Frees U.S. Journalist Held Since 2012

Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.

Picking Sides At Day Camp: Confederacy Or Union?

At typical summer day camps, kids swim, do arts and crafts and face off on the soccer field. But at a one-day program in North Carolina, 8- to 12-year-olds take sides in the Civil War.

Italy Undertakes Lonely, Expensive Mission To Aid Migrants At Sea

Italian authorities are trying to track and intercept boats bringing migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. So far, its EU neighbors have failed to help deal with the emergency.

50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Racked The U.S.

In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.

Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.

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