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Back Home, Freed American Journalist Says He's 'Overwhelmed By Emotion'

Peter Theo Curtis was released by a militant group shortly after another group, the Islamic State, beheaded the American journalist James Foley.

Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu

India wins praise for providing free lunches to 120 million of its poorest children. But lax supervision has led to lapses that have sickened and even killed youngsters.

Rice Bucket Challenge: Put Rice In Bucket, Do Not Pour Over Head

Water is scarce in India, which is a good reason not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. A journalist came up with another option give a bucket of rice to a hungry person. Her version is going viral.

As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next

Some semblance of normal life returned to Gaza, after Hamas and Israel accepted an open-ended cease-fire. People returned home and markets opened. What the future holds, however, is far from certain.

Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

At this government-run facility in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people are afraid to come.

Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out

An appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that it was interpersonal disagreements rather than religious beliefs that sparked the attacks.

Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.

Fashion Retailer Zara Pulls Kids Shirt Resembling Concentration Camp Uniform

The company said the shirt's design was meant to look like a sheriff's star from classic Western films. But after popular uproar, Zara decided to pull it from shelves.

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