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Pro-Western Parties Sweep Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections

Exit polls show parties allied with President Petro Poroshenko have won a clear majority, but the results are likely to further anger Russia.

In The Hospital, A Bad Translation Can Destroy A Life

When patient and doctor don't speak the same language, it's not enough to have an ad hoc interpreter. You need an adult fluent in both languages who can also cut through medical jargon.

Did Led Zeppelin Plagiarize 'Stairway'? A Pa. Judge Will Decide

You know that opening riff to Led Zeppelin's 1971 hit "Stairway to Heaven"? It sounds very, very similar to the 1968 song "Taurus" by the band Spirit. A lawsuit about the issue is moving forward.

N.Y., N.J. Say Quarantine Will Keep Some People At Home, Not At Hospitals

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola will be required to remain at home for three weeks. New Jersey said it, too, would allow home quarantine.

As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.

Macon & Eggs: The Lincoln-Douglass Debates Revisited & Real Talk About Ebola

The debates of 1858 were not as high tech as the debates of today are, but folks were more engaged in government. Why? Plus, the truth about Ebola.

In Crimea, Many Signs Of Russia, Few Of Resistance

Russia's takeover of Crimea extends from the flags over government buildings to passports to the labels on wine bottles. Despite the international criticism, many Crimeans are happy to rejoin Moscow.

After The Blackwater Convictions, A Book On Iraq's Nightmarish Reality

Four former Blackwater guards were found guilty last week in connection with a fatal shooting in 2007. Author Brian Castner recommends a book on the toll violence has taken on Iraq.

Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan

A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school until it was moved this weekend. It wasn't easy, though, and definitely not cheap.

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