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Universities To Speakers Who've Visited West Africa: En Garde!

Fears of Ebola not always justified have caused organizers in Africa and the United States to cancel or reschedule events they worry may lead to spread of the disease.

The Ebola Survivors Who Can't Go Home

They beat the deadly virus, but transportation back home is hard to come by. So they're living in an abandoned hospital ward, hoping someday to resume the life they had before Ebola struck.

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.

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.

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.

The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education

The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.

New Research Suggests Small High Schools May Help After All

A New York City entrant in a long-running research controversy over the effectiveness of small high schools reveals that a reform derided as a failure has positive impact.

Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda; Ana To Skirt Past Hawaii

In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island's 70,000 inhabitants.

America's Boo-It-Yourself Halloween Spirit

You've heard of recycling and upcycling, now there's boocycling making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.

Washington, D.C., Pitches New Bridge Park As A 'Model For Social Equity'

The park, built on piers left over from an obsolete, demolished bridge, would connect two disparate parts of the city in hopes of sparking new life and knitting two communities.

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