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Hope For Ebola Treatment Found In Survivors

Health officials are looking to those who have recovered from Ebola to treat new cases. The World Health Organization hopes to find antibodies in the blood of people who have fought off the virus.

Vatican Synod Tests The Pope's Vision Of A More Merciful Church

Bishops are meeting with Pope Francis these next two weeks for an extraordinary conference to debate family matters including hot-button issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.

Gambling in Macau: A Reversal of Fortune ... And Values

From a quiet backwater, the former Portuguese colony of Macau has developed a sparkling skyline and 35 casinos with revenue six times that of Las Vegas and more on the way.

A Montana Doctor Is Humbled By A Month Of Treating Ebola Patients

George Risi spent a month in Sierra Leone. The infectious disease specialist cared for more than 300 patients. About 100 died. Nothing could have prepared him for the experience.

Brazil's Election Culminates A Season Filled With Shocks

Brazilians head to the polls Sunday in one of the most exciting elections in recent history there. The presidential race pits two women against each other a first for the South American country.

Judge Orders Release Of Guantanamo Force-Feeding Videos

In her opinion, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said it "strains credulity to conclude that the release of these videos has a substantial probability of causing the harm the government predicts."

Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.

A First: Uterus Transplant Gives Parents A Healthy Baby

The new mother, 36, had been born without a uterus, so another woman, 61, donated her womb several years after she had gone through menopause.

FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

Administrator Michael Huerta has a response to lawmakers who criticized the FAA for failing to have backup systems in place when a fire at an air traffic control center shut down Chicago's airports.

Broken Art: The Closing Of A Washington Museum

A photojournalism student at the Corcoran College of Art + Design responds to a museum's demise the only way she knows how creatively.

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