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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.

A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.

Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers

The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.

First Rule Of This Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran

There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.

Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev's Protests

The white trucks, which Moscow says are carrying only humanitarian aid, have been held up at the border for more than a week over fears they could be a ruse to resupply separatists.

The Ebola virus

As American Ebola Patients Return To The Public, There Are Still Questions About Their Recovery

The two missionaries who spent the past three weeks in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta have begun their post-Ebola lives. Many questions, however, remain not only for them but also for the doctors at Emory. The doctors who treated the two patients, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, say they discovered just how much basic medical care matters for people with Ebola. For example, they learned that monitoring the patients’ fluid levels is key.

If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?

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